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Living History: Pine Cove offers new dining room

15 years ago

Excerpts from the July 8, 1999 Pioneer Journal

• Wadena's new airport officially dedicated

Current Wadena mayor Wayne Wolden and former mayors Jim Lundquist, Bob Iken Sr., Jan Tubandt and Bruce Nelson were on hand for the ribbon cutting and official dedication of Wadena's new airport on June 27. Building a new airport has been an issue for nearly 30 years and was finally built in Otter Tail County, off Hwy. 29 west of Wadena. The airport opened Dec. 1 and city officials and the public were invited to an open house during Wadena's June Jubilee.About 40 planes flew in and there was a good turnout at the open house.

• High speed chase ends in accident

When Motley Police Chief David Asmus was informed by the Randall police that a vehicle stolen there was headed his way on Hwy 10, Asmus staked out the highway. He saw the 17-year-old juvenile in the stolen car about noon Friday and gave chase. Speeds in excess of 100 mph were reached. The juvenile eluded a roadblock that was set up in Staples and continued on Hwy. 10 with Wadena, Todd and the Minnesota State Highway Patrol authorities entering into the pursuit.

It all ended when they reached Oink Joint Road in Wadena County. The stolen vehicle lost control and rolled over into the ditch. Motley authorities say there were no injuries. The juvenile driving the vehicle was taken into custody and turned over to Randall authorities.

30 years ago

Excerpts from the July 10, 1984 Pioneer Journal

• ICG recognizes four for service to company

Inner-City Gas Corporation (ICG) recently initiated a long service award program to recognize those employees who have been with the company for 10 years or more.

In ICG's Wadena District the following employees were honored for service: Al Parks, Crosby, 18 years; Mike Fraune, Wadena, 17 years; David Jay, Staples, 17 years; and Harlan Solseth, Wadena, 10 years.

In appreciation for their service to the company, employees with 15 years or more of service were presented with an ICG pen set, and with 10 years or more of service, were presented with an ICG lapel pin. The awards were presented to each individual by Fred Little, ICG Vice President and General Manager, at a recent dinner in their honor.

50 years ago

Excerpts from the July 9, 1964 Pioneer Journal

• Pine Cove offers new dining room

Opened this year for the first time at the Pine Cove Inn, located four miles north of Wadena, is the completely new and private dining room.

Announcement has been made by Bill Neitzke, owner, that the room is available for all meetings, social gatherings, business functions and any other type of meeting in which a private room is desired. Seating capacity is 125 persons.

70 years ago

Excerpts from the July 13, 1944 Pioneer Journal

• Secret is out . . . F.R. will run

What everyone has known for the past eight years, but which no reporters in his press conference dared question, Franklin Delano Roosevelt will accept a fourth term nomination if the Democratic convention will give it to him. He made that announcement to newspaper men Tuesday.

There is one difference in this announcement and the one four years ago, however, there seems to be some of the braggadocio manner missing ... he isn't, at least yet, demanding any certain running mate like he did last time.