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Students learn about nutrition, fitness and more at middle-school health fair
WDC students raise over $1,880 for Pennies for Patients
Wadena County wanted - March 26 edition
Living History: Fr. Garding pleads guilty to sexual misconduct
RSVP volunteers recognized for service in Wadena County
Raiders have six seniors to lead PRC title charge
Bowling scores - March 26 edition
Archery Scores - March 26 edition
Craig earns WDC girls' basketball MVP award
Raiders kick off season at Lion's Invitational
Emergency service personnel recognized for dedication to their communities
Wellness in the Woods celebrates second anniversary with art event in May
West Central Telephone introduces Sidekick Assist
Reuter Family Dentistry opens new clinic
New M State program addresses 'huge' gas industry need
Family fun: Spring is here
1903: Murray's has largest real estate office in Wadena
Entertainment briefs - March 26 edition
From the Wadena archives...
'Bead on One String' creator performs at WDC Elementary
Birth announcements - March 19 edition
Church briefs - March 26 edition
Baymler named Community Educator for home health, hospice service
Chicken, Asparagus and Bamboo Stir-Fry
Happy Birthday Ethelyn!
Your letters - March 26 edition
Is it legal to drive on the wrong side of the road to get the mail?
Operation Enduring Freedom officially ended
Paid sick time helps everybody
Your letters - March 19 edition
Fishing on the ice. Going after Tullibee
Beautiful sky: Setting sun
Winged vistors: Turkeys enjoy mild spring
Mild winter's timing could not have been better for deer
Surplus spring turkey hunt licenses to go on sale
April 2, 2012
Spring has former farmers restless
The activities week began with a chapel service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Monday there was a residents' meeting, and a sing-along with Nancy. Tuesday brought a bingo game and chapel, while on Wednesday it was a visit by Kathy and her dog, bible stories, and dice games. Thursday manicures...
April 2, 2012 - 9:56am
March 31, 2012
AIDS epidemic strikes all walks of life
5 years ago Excerpts from the March 29, 2007 Pioneer Journal Payne pleads to killing brother A rural Verndale man pleaded guilty in Wadena County District Court to second-degree murder for shooting his older brother. James Norman Payne, 51, shot his older brother, Wilbur James...
March 31, 2012 - 1:17pm
March 29, 2012
OMG! Prom is Almost Here!
Prom season is right around the corner. Willmar's Weddings on First store has prom dresses displayed in their front window, or they did the last time I looked. Prom is a fun time for teenagers, but I get the feeling that prom isn't as big of a deal as it used to be. Am I wrong? I...
March 29, 2012 - 11:59am
March 27, 2012
The Day Musicland Died
I've been thinking a lot lately about the music of my youth and the huge role it plays in my memories. It makes me smile everytime I hear one of these songs on the radio. Most of the music we bought at Musicland in the mall in Bismarck. I loved that place. Racks and racks of records...
March 27, 2012 - 1:27pm
March 26, 2012
Hull: bees are very human-like
Settle in to learn more about keeping bees than their own mothers know, all of it interestingly told by a bona fide third generation keeper of bees. Actually, there are four generations, and with growing grandsons, a possible fifth. Joel (Dwight) Hull was born in the northeast corner...
March 26, 2012 - 3:14pm
Meet Elaine Kneisl -- queen of the Lanes
5 years ago Excerpts from the March 22, 2007 Pioneer Journal Cozy Twin goes triplet Starting this spring, when Hollywood sends newly released films to Wadena the cans will be labeled "Cozy 3" instead of "Cozy 2." The "3" will acknowledge the addition of a third screen theater...
March 26, 2012 - 1:00pm
March 25, 2012
Old Wadena holding annual meeting
The Old Wadena Society will hold its annual meeting and program at the Town's Edge Restaurant, formerly T. Maxwell's, on U.S. Highway 10 in Staples, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. The meeting is free and open to the public. The meeting will include a program presented by Ron Wienhold...
education / business
March 25, 2012 - 5:17pm
March 24, 2012
Zosel home on Bryant catches fire
A fire started in the attic of a home on Bryant Avenue Southwest in Wadena Sunday, but no one was harmed in the blaze at 215 Bryant Ave. SW, the home of Jeane and the late Bob Zosel. "There was a lot of damage," Jeane Zosel said. At approximately 3:50 p.m. Sunday, March 18, the...
March 24, 2012 - 4:30pm
March 18, 2012
Meet the biker at Fair Oaks
In all of the stories I've written, I've never found a motorcycle rider, until today. His name is John Poland and he comes to us from Sebeka. John was born in faraway Vermont in 1931. After high school John joined the Air Force where he stayed for 21 years. He was in the supplies...
March 18, 2012 - 1:40pm
Minnesotans should welcome newspapers that record -- and not rewrite -- history
An individual is convicted of failure to comply with a police order; he pays his $100 fine plus $65 in court costs. The misdemeanor is reported in the newspaper's police blotter, and, in most cases, that would be the end of the story. Not in this instance. He appeals to the courts...
March 18, 2012 - 12:38pm
Living History: Arsenic cleanup project happened 25 years ago
5 years ago Excerpts from the March 15, 2007 Pioneer Journal Depot restoration moving along Highway Engineer Joel Ulring said that he has been working with Kay Browne, Wadena Depot restoration project manager, to continue moving the project forward after bids for the renovation...
March 18, 2012 - 12:13pm
March 12, 2012
Living History: Let the skunk hunt begin
5 years ago Excerpts from the March 8, 2007 Pioneer Journal Sen. Sams succumbs to cancer Dallas Sams would have liked the way his former Minnesota Senate colleagues mourned his death - in his 16 years as senator he worked to be bipartisan.
March 12, 2012 - 4:33pm
March 11, 2012
Dancing through 70 years
Don and Lillian Sommars celebrated their 70th anniversary Feb.
March 11, 2012 - 4:31pm
Your Letters: Pratt deserves an award
I've learned, with great sadness, of the retirement of a most wonderful historian, of the Wadena County Museum, Sandi Pratt. Sandi worked very hard alongside Bob Zosel, and together made Wadena County proud. If anyone has not yet visited our museum, you will find it simply awesome....
March 11, 2012 - 12:31pm
March 10, 2012
Anderson fancies crossword puzzles
Another week and another friend with an interesting story to share with us. Her name is Arlene Anderson and she was born in Hayward, Wis., in 1919. Her mother died when Arlene was 9 months old and her father and grandmother raised her in St. Paul. Her family name was Seehuetter. Arlene...
March 10, 2012 - 3:22pm