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January 10, 2014
Pioneer Journal is Wadena County's Oldest Business Institution --EMDASH-- Part One
In 1927, the Pioneer Journal celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special edition stating that this newspaper was the county's oldest organized business institution. Few newspapers may boast of a more distinguished family tree.
January 10, 2014 - 12:14pm
January 8, 2014
The location of the last mystery photo was not correctly guessed, so we are revealing a little more of the photo and doubling the prize. You can send your guesses via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send a message on our Facebook page. The person who correctly identifies...
January 8, 2014 - 11:49am
52 Week Money Challenge
Every year on the last day of December many of us pick a few things to improve starting the next day. We are only two weeks into 2014 so New Year's resolutions are (hopefully) still going strong. I've picked a few of the most common - drop a few pounds, eat more fruits and vegetables,...
January 8, 2014 - 10:02am
December 24, 2013
Showing kindness to our best friends
It is common to hear that animals are our best friends, or a dog is mans best friend. Joe Ann Mikelson feels this way and is doing something about it.
December 24, 2013 - 11:13am
Local Author writes Vietnam 365 Days
Art Haman was a student at New York Mills where he played some football, worked for Merickel Lumber, was drafted, and worked for the phone company for 37.5 years, married, and has children. Life moved on as we all do. But 40 some years ago when drafted into the Army, his life changed...
December 24, 2013 - 8:28am
Fine social contacts characterize Wadena community life
Wadena is a village of fine and cordial social contacts. The people are justly famed for their hospitality, cordiality and lack of pretension. Social life in Wadena is by no means meager nor narrow. Many pleasant gatherings in church and lodge circles contribute much to the general...
December 24, 2013 - 8:26am
December 18, 2013
Foto Find 12/19
Congratulations to Logan Taggart, who correctly guessed the location of the mystery photo from the last Foto Find contest. The correct location...
December 18, 2013 - 8:33am
December 13, 2013
Wadena County originally covered with pine trees
Wadena County north of the Leaf River was originally covered with a wonderful stand of pine. Norway pine predominated but there were small sections on which white pine grew. On the heavier soils north of Wadena village there was an abundance of oak and other hardwoods.
December 13, 2013 - 8:37am
December 10, 2013
Four Christmas collaboration concerts to debut in December
The Staples Area Men’s Chorus will debut its first collaborative community performance involving high school and community musical groups from other area cities. This Christmas collaboration features the famous musical work of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” kicking off the Christmas...
entertainment / music
December 10, 2013 - 8:28am
December 4, 2013
Foto Find 12/5
Congratulations to Leanne Buettner, who correctly identified the mystery photo in the Foto Find contest as the dedicated plaque from 1956 when the addition to St. Ann's school was done. Above is the mystery photo for the current Foto Find contest. The first person to correctly...
December 4, 2013 - 10:03am
At the Library in December
Wadena City Library hours: Sunday – Closed, Monday - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holiday giving tree The Giving Tree is up at the...
December 4, 2013 - 9:54am
November 26, 2013
Pigeon Egg Head's Mistake
Wijunjon, Pigeon Egg Head to you, was handsome and fearless, someone the Assiniboine Nation could be proud of. He was a warrior without peers. The scalps of his victims swung by the dozens from his doeskin clothes. His father was a chief. When Indian agent Major Sanford invited...
November 26, 2013 - 9:39am
When the Good Roads Came to Wadena
According to an article published in a 1927 edition of the Pioneer Journal, the first meeting to seriously consider the improvement of roads was held in Wadena in 1912. It was attended mostly by automobile owners. A year later, the auto owners met again, this time in Sebeka, and took...
November 26, 2013 - 9:06am
November 13, 2013
Thor: The Dark World better than original
For those who enjoyed the first Thor movie, released in 2011, the sequel, “Thor: The Dark World” will not disappoint. Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins and Rene Russo return to the big screen to provide thrills and plenty of laughs. It has...
entertainment / theater
November 13, 2013 - 8:38am
November 6, 2013
“Last Vegas” is a hilarious film similar to The Hangover trilogy on a tamer, more socially acceptable scale. Starring Morgan Freeman, Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline, last Vegas takes the viewer on a journey of three friends who decide to throw their perpetually...
entertainment / theater
November 6, 2013 - 9:12am