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Sixth-graders collect record amount of tabs for Ronald McDonald House
Police Scanner - May 21 edition
Rare trophy returns to Quincer family
Vehicle crash on Highway 71 results in power outage
WDC school board meets in Deer Creek
Raiders hammer Wolverines 14-2
Templing, Stokes, Moore pace Raiders
Riewer, Card propel Raiders past Tigers
Kern fires 83 at Deacon's Lodge
Twins' break from big league baseball may finally be over
Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Visits
M State ranks in top 10 for investment
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic opens on Highway 10
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassador visits
17 Years: Wegscheid bids farewell as township supervisor
England Prairie grounds a step back in time
Entertainment briefs - May 21 edition
They're back, pitches!
WDC students enjoy free open swim at 'The Mas'
Entertainment briefs - May 14 edition
Birth announcements - May 14 edition
Local students graduate from Minnesota State University, Mankato
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Hospice volunteers gather to celebrate life
Memorial Day time to honor troopers killed in WWII
VA eliminates net worth as health care eligibility factor
Your letters - May 14 edition
Can you transport a shotgun over state lines?
VA accelerates deployment of nationwide opioid therapy tool
Water levels low: Boaters beware for fishing opener
Otter Tail County lakes should be active this weekend
July 16, 2012
Car seat clinic to be held in Menahga
Todd-Wadena Healthy Connections will hold a car seat inspection clinic July 19, from 3-7 p.m. in the Menahga school parking lot, a press release sent to the Pioneer Journal said. Families are encouraged to take advantage of the free safety inspection. A car seat inspection typically...
July 16, 2012 - 4:45am
Taking a step into my daughter's music
When I was pregnant with my daughter 14 years ago, I went to both Metallica and Kiss concerts. Metallica because her dad wanted to go and Kiss because I wanted to see them live. I grew up listening to my brothers play Kiss albums. I loved their make-up, costumes and theatrics, but...
opinion / music / entertainment
July 16, 2012 - 4:15am
July 10, 2012
WDC Summer Foods program provides free, healthy meals for youths
Watching her two children devour a nutritious meal at Wadena-Deer Creek School's Summer Food Program makes Deer Creek mom Angie Moats very happy. Moats...
food / education
July 10, 2012 - 2:00pm
June 30, 2012
Fishing camp offers aquatic knowledge
Kids in grades three to six can join the Minnesota DNR MinnAqua staff at Menahga's Spirit Lake Beach from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16 for a day of exploring Minnesota's aquatic resources, according to a press release sent to the Pioneer Journal. Participants will learn about fish...
news / outdoors
June 30, 2012 - 12:00am
June 19, 2012
Funeral home under new ownership
After more than 50 years with the Johnson family, the Wadena funeral home service is under new ownership. Joe and Meg Schuller took over Johnson Memorial Home May 31 from retiring Jon and Henry Johnson. The new Schuller Family Funeral Home ownership includes the Johnson Memorial...
June 19, 2012 - 8:40pm
Two years after two tornadoes
Two years ago, twin EF4 tornadoes devastated Wadena and the rural areas of east Otter Tail County. Two years later, the survivors continue to move on with their lives. Rick and Gail Johnson of Wadena and Jim and Sandy Maloney of rural Deer Creek both had their houses totaled and...
June 19, 2012 - 10:30am
June 7, 2012
The vitamin lady's secret
There are plenty of news stories about the benefits of vitamins, but those stories never mention the "vitamin lady." Paul Ford of Hammond, Wis. shared the vitamin lady's secret with me many years ago, and now I'll share it with you. I was worn out when I met the vitamin lady....
June 7, 2012 - 4:00pm
June 5, 2012
PJ Penny Pincher Bargain: Family
$129.99 Certificate for a Melissa & Doug playset at An Open Book, located at 114 Jefferson St S., Wadena. Your price: $78.00 See attached PDF file for additional deals. To purchase certificates, Come to the Wadena Pioneer Journal Office, 314 S. Jefferson St., Wadena, to purchase...
June 5, 2012 - 3:33pm
June 1, 2012
Second annual "Affaire des Artes" kicks off today
Today's "Affaire des Artes" event features art and literary fairs, live music, storytelling, improv theatre and three Minnesota authors presenting talks, a press release sent to the Pioneer Journal said. The event is scheduled to take place in downtown Wadena's Burlington Northern...
June 1, 2012 - 7:14pm
Funds benefit area crisis center
Four youth with Bluffton's St. John the Baptist church raised nearly $3,000 for an area crisis organization, according to a press release sent to the Pioneer Journal. After fundraising for almost two months, the youngsters gathered about $2,647 for the Wadena Area Crisis Pregnancy...
June 1, 2012 - 7:14pm
May 26, 2012
Pet expo to be held June 2 in Wadena
Wadena County Humane Society is hosting a pet expo June 2, near the 4-H building at the Wadena County Fairgrounds from 11 to 2 p.m., according to a press release sent to the Wadena Pioneer Journal. There will be activities for pets and owners, and events will be kid-friendly. Face...
May 26, 2012 - 4:30pm
May 22, 2012
The Bible answer to a contemporary question of the definition of marriage
"Does the Bible only define marriage one way?" That's a question that was recently asked of me. It gave me an opportunity to study and reflect on a very contemporary and important topic. I was glad that their question basically asked, "What does the Bible say about marriage?" It...
May 22, 2012 - 1:53pm
May 20, 2012
The Young Girls go on vacation
I found some old notes on a column I should have written many years ago, when The Young Girls were 16, 14 and 12.
May 20, 2012 - 12:26pm
Advocating is one of the best things you can do for your children
So your child has special needs. You've gone through steps to grieve it, accept it, educate yourself and move forward. But part of moving forward is making the decision of whether you want to become an advocate for your child's cause. You have made this decision with your actions,...
May 20, 2012 - 12:26pm
May 17, 2012
What It's Really Like to be a Mom
Before I had kids I remember hearing the phrase, "You'll never really understand what it's like to be a mom until you are one." I have to admit...
May 17, 2012 - 1:36pm