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Living History: Rowan to enter pork queen state competition

5 years ago

Excerpts from the Jan. 8, 2009 Pioneer Journal

• Liquor in locker led to charge

A Sebeka woman faces a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a child after a bottle of alcohol was found in a student's locker at Sebeka school on Oct. 31.

Wadena County court records said the child told authorities she had bought the liquor from Ladell Lee Dybsand.

Dybsand was charged Dec. 12 and was scheduled for an initial court appearance this week.

20 years ago

Excerpts from the Jan. 6, 1994 Pioneer Journal

• Minnesota bear harvest second highest on record

Minnesota bear hunters took a total of 2,976 black bears in 1993, according to the Department of Natural Resources. That is the second highest harvest ever, behind the 3,175 bears harvested in 1992.

The 1993 harvest includes 2,542 bears taken by 7,500 hunters in 10 quota areas, and a record 434 bears taken in the "no quota zone" where the number of bear permits is not limited.

The statewide bear harvest was about as expected, but harvests in individual quota areas varied considerably, according to Dave Schad, DNR Forest Wildlife Program leader.

The 1994 bear hunting season is scheduled to begin Sept. 1. Applications for permits in quota areas will be available in late March or early April.

30 years ago

Excerpts from the Jan. 11, 1984 Pioneer Journal

• Rowan to enter Pork Queen state competition

Paulette Rowan, Otter Tail county's Pork Industry Queen, will be entering the state competition Jan. 18-20.

The state Pork Industry Queen contest will be part of the Pork Producers council and Porkettes annual convention held at the Radisson South Hotel.

Ms. Rowan will be one of 36 girls in the state vying for the title of Minnesota Pork Industry Queen. She will be judged on poise, knowledge, beauty and overall appearance. Rowan will have to give a three-minute speech to a panel of judges. Ms. Shelly Beyer of Winona county, the reigning 1993 Pork Industry Queen will be crowning the 1994 queen as one of her last duties before she represents Minnesota at the national convention.

Otter Tail county's queen Paulette is the 20-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rowan, Wadena. She is attending the University of North Dakota in Fargo. Paulette has a double major in home economic education and communications.

She has represented Otter Tail county Pork Producers Council at many functions the last year.

45 years ago

Excerpts from the Jan. 9, 1969 Pioneer Journal

• Man of the Year award to be given at annual chamber banquet program

Chamber President Charles Paper will preside at the annual meeting of the C of C tonight at the Pine Cove Inn beginning with a hospitality hour and a banquet.

One of the highlights of the annual program will be the 'Man of the Year' award with Paper performing the honors.

Rev. Kenneth Cook, pastor of the Congregational Church will give the blessing followed by a welcome from Paper. Lyle Freer, Dick Grewe and Don Anderson will narrate a slide show entitled, "Our Year in Review."

Dave Walter will give an annual report and Ron Everson will announce election results.

The turning over of the gavel to the new president and remarks by the new prexy will conclude the program.

70 years ago

Excerpts from the Jan. 6, 1944 Pioneer Journal

• Army Christmas menu fit for a king

Pfc. Peter Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Evan J Johnson of Wadena, sends a copy of his Christmas menu as follows:

Fruit cocktail, celery hearts, cranberry sauce, sweet mixed pickles, roast young turkey with celery dressing and gravy, buttered corn and candied sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie ala mode, mixed fruits, butter, mixed nuts, assorted candies, cigarettes, quartered lettuce, bread and hot coffee.

"Pete" is now located at Seymour Johnson field, North Carolina.