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Van strikes two WDC students just after school
Wadena Veteran's Park moves forward
New Wadena 4-H coordinator expands programming
News briefs March 13
Wadena County Wanted March 13
Wadena business owner defies disability
Wolverines have four starters back
Hot-shooting Pirates reach sub-section finals
Hanson named Blue Devils' MVP
Bowling scores March 13
Nuggets hand Wolverines 58-34 playoff loss
Ben W. Meinhardt
Foto Find March 13
Winter is beautiful thanks to local snowmobile clubs
Entertainment briefs March 13
Living History: Hockey goes to state
'Mr. Peabody and Sherman' fun family film
Your letters March 13
Does black ice exist?
WDC elementary students show improvement in assessment tests
New secure Veteran Health Identification Cards issued
An amazing response to be your daily news source
BPA members participate at State Leadership Conference
Birth announcements March 13
Property transfers and marriages
Hobo Hot Bake
Knowledge Bowl team earns fourth at regional competition
March 4, 2012
Living History: Saw chews man's pants leg
5 years ago Excerpts from the March 1, 2007 Pioneer Journal Uptown Girl The Uptown in Wadena has undergone a lot of changes over the past four decades. Ownership passed from the Peaveys to the Erckenbracks to the Maases. Relocation and renovations have transformed it from a...
March 4, 2012 - 12:43pm
March 3, 2012
A discussion of small towns
Today I must catch Phyllis before she heads back home. She was born in Balaton in 1934, to David and Emily Anderson. David was a farmer all of his life. Phyllis graduated from high school in Alexandria. After working around Alexandria for a short time, Phyllis went to Minneapolis...
March 3, 2012 - 2:44pm
February 26, 2012
Meet Felix Wilhemi, full of ideas
A busy week at Fair Oaks Lodge started on Sunday with a chapel service. On Monday there was a president's trivia program to celebrate, and on Tuesday, chapel, and that ever faithful bingo game came along, wouldn't you know it? Wednesday it was one-on-one visits with crafts in the...
February 26, 2012 - 3:06pm
Verndale coach makes hall of fame
5 years ago Excerpts from the Feb. 22, 2007 Pioneer Journal A labyrinth for Lent Anyone looking for enlightenment or some quiet time to reflect on life can walk a labyrinth at St. Helen's Episcopal Church in Wadena. "God is always drawning us in and the labyrinth is just one...
February 26, 2012 - 12:27pm
February 20, 2012
Advice: 'If it doesn't kill you, eat it'
Today our storyteller comes to us from Verndale. His name is Ronald (Ron) Shipley. Ron was born in Fullerton, Calif., in 1941. His father's name is Hugh and his mom is Naomi. They lived near Disneyland where he found his first job when he was a teenager. Hugh drove a truck in the...
February 20, 2012 - 4:03pm
Pratt retiring as Historical Society director
The Wadena County Historical Society (WCHS) is undergoing a transition as Sandi Pratt has decided to step down as its director, opening up a...
February 20, 2012 - 3:13pm
Prices back at Pine Cove
The Pine Cove Inn is back under the ownership of its previous owners, Ken and Joyce Price, as of Jan. 1. The Prices had originally bought the...
business / food
February 20, 2012 - 2:52pm
Public electrical utility? That's socialism!
5 years ago Excerpts from the Feb. 15, 2007 Pioneer Journal A Mason for 80 years Fair Oaks Lodge resident Clarence Horn, 101, received a rare honor Sunday when area Masons honored him for 80 years of membership in the fraternal organization. "This is a very unusual occurrence,"...
February 20, 2012 - 11:47am
February 12, 2012
Back in time
February 12, 2012 - 3:27pm
Primus recalls life on the farm, and travels to Europe
Today you will hear the interesting story of Alphonse (Al) Primus, who was born in Melrose, in 1918, to William (Bill), and his wife, Rose Primus. The Primus family is originally from Meire Grove, where his grandfather was the first baby born there. Al married Hildegard Wussow in...
February 12, 2012 - 3:26pm
Living History: Bioterror suits double as meth lab protection
5 years ago Excerpts from the Feb. 8, 2007 Pioneer Journal Soldier: 'I have a purpose now' Faith and prayers give Tom and Sherry Anderson of Wadena peace of mind that their son, Riley, will return home from Iraq. Riley Anderson, 20, is in charge of security for his captain...
February 12, 2012 - 11:57am
February 5, 2012
Martini has affinity for flowers
Doris Martini's story is interesting and not quite like any other. She was born in 1924 in Yellow Medicine County, to Alfred and Stella Gigstad. She has two brothers. Doris and her brothers graduated from high school in Wood Lake. Doris's first job was that of receptionist for Dr....
February 5, 2012 - 4:37pm
The crazy path of a delivered Wadena Pioneer Journal
5 years ago Excerpts from the Feb. 1, 2007 Pioneer Journal Cop gains admirer, then arrests her While the officer was placing a suspect in handcuffs, she said, "Oh baby, you're making my dreams and fantasy come true," according to the police report. She was arrested for obstructing...
February 5, 2012 - 12:37pm
January 29, 2012
Grew loved circus life
Hey, hey, folks, step right this way to see the bearded lady, the little gal who sprinkles ground glass on her Wheaties, and knows a snake that can sing. Now, our resident, Shirley Grew, doesn't have a beard, she's never tried ground glass on anything, an' she's never heard a snake...
January 29, 2012 - 12:36pm
Gas fell below $2 five years ago
5 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 25, 2007 Pioneer Journal First time in 2 years: gas under $2 This week, area drivers turned from the gas pump to cast their eyes on a sight they haven't witnessed in nearly two years - the number "1" leading the price of gas. Wadena gas prices...
January 29, 2012 - 11:17am