Town Days Tour 2013 Wabasso

 

History

  • The City of Wabasso was founded in the year 1900.
  • Wabasso is located in Redwood County on Highways 68 and 6.
  • The name “Wabasso” is an Indian word that means “White Rabbits.”
  • Wabasso residents are proud of their location in “The Heart Of Redwood County.”
  • General Pershing, in charge of US troops during World War One, came to Wabasso around the time of the war and gave a speech to help with the war effort.

 

Businesses

  • Wabasso’s School District is ISD 640. Their mascot is the Rabbit.
  • Wabasso also has a Catholic School. St. Anne’s caters to students in grades 1 through 6.
  • Farmers have a place to purchase their equipment in Wabasso. Kibble Equipment is the company formerly known as Wabasso Implement.
  • Wabasso has a top-notch healthcare facility – The Golden Living Center, formerly The Wabasso Healthcare Center. The Golden Living Center has been recognized with a statewide award. They received the Care Providers of Minnesota’s “Committed To Quality” award. The award recognizes things such as visionary leadership, customer and employee satisfaction, use of a mission statement, resident complaint processes, and continuous quality improvement.

 

Festivals & Events

  • The Wabasso Lions Club’s annual summer barbeque became a full-fledged festival starting in 2006. The fun-filled day includes live music, dancing, softball and baseball tournaments, threshing bees, carnival rides, and more. The annual event takes place in mid-July, and in recent years has been called the “Wabasso Lions All-Fest.”

 

People 

  • The City of Wabasso has approximately 650 people and the Mayor is Jerry Frericks.
  • Wabasso was once home to the famous folk artist Arnold Kramer. The Wabasso Museum has some of Arnold Kramer’s farm-life paintings and various other items from his life.
  • Wabasso is home to veteran skydiver Mike Trost, who has competed in numerous national and international events.
  • Wabasso High School was named a “Reward School” by the Minnesota Department of Education in 2012. The designation comes from being among the top 15% of schools in the state.
  • The Wabasso School District got a new superintendent on July 1st of 2012. Wade McKittrick of Marshall previously served as a part-time superintendent for Milroy Schools, and as the President of MCG Incorporated, specializing in organizational planning and leadership development training. He has 15 years of education experience, and replaced retiring Wabasso Superintendent Tedd Suss, who served the district for 9 years.
  • The students of Wabasso High School crowned new Homecoming Royalty in October of 2012. Named Wabasso Homecoming King was Blake Altermatt, and crowned Wabasso Homecoming Queen was Kimberly Frank.

 

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