Weather Forecast

Joel Stadem shoots hoops on the Lokomat, a physical therapy tool. Submitted photo

Fundraiser hosted to help local accident victim


SVEA — When friends and family of a local man gather Saturday at Svea Lutheran Church to raise money for the purchase of rehabilitation equipment, they will do so with the hope that the equipment may help him walk again.

Joel Stadem, 21, the son of Pete and Kari Stadem, has made significant advances in his recovery since a diving accident last June that broke his vertebra and bruised his spine.

He is hopeful that he will walk again.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.