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It was just over a month ago that we made some format changes to the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Since that time, we have received mostly favorable comments, some questions, and, I am happy to report, no serious complaints. We also announced that we would strive to be your daily news source by updating our website and report breaking news. We have done this and will continue to do even more. The reason we will be able to do more of this is because of you, our readers- allow me to explain.
The sky is pitch black, there are no streetlights, and there is no full moon tonight, so you need to turn on your brights if you live in the country. This is just one piece of advice that I have learned living in the country the past couple months and one of a few pieces of advice I have given my kids.
I am writing this portion of my article the Sunday morning of the Super Bowl. As usual, prior to this year's Super Bowl, I am pondering who will win. Seattle and Denver look like a great match up. Initially, I have been looking at the Denver Broncos, and Peyton Manning to win. Manning is arguably the best quarterback to play the game and winning a second Super Bowl would quiet the critics that feel that Manning needs more Super Bowl rings to be considered the best ever. Seattle is a young, flashy team with the best defense in the league.
Some of my fondest memories are from spending time at West McDonald Lake with family members. Most years, in and around the July 4 holiday, my family would spend time with extended family, including my niece's husband, Terel. He was pretty much an instant sensation with me and the rest of the family from the moment we met him. Terel is outgoing, extremely talented, but humble - many times using his talents to help others.
A couple weeks ago my family and I did a first, we moved in December. The first question we had after we sold our Fargo home in early November was how the weather would be for our move, in addition to how hectic it would be to move between the Christmas and New Years holidays. Most moves in these parts normally occur during the warmer months, not during one of the top ten coldest December's ever recorded! Fortunately, we beat the odds and our move landed on the two warmest days of the month. Prayers were answered, so I really should not have anything to complain about.
Wadena certainly has some good restaurants that include good food, good service, and a friendly atmosphere. These eateries don't have silly food challenges, which is alright by me. Conversely, if they did have food challenges, that would be just fine by me since I am a bit of a sucker for them.
There was a lot of coverage this past week as our country recognized the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Although J.F.K. was President when I was born, my first memories of people who ran for office came from the 1968 presidential campaign. Most of the candidates came to Fargo that year, and I give credit my mom for taking me to Hector International Airport in Fargo to see them!
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Over the years, the number of social networking sites have increased, and so has their popularity. Three years ago, I lost a friend that I worked with to cancer. It...
Even though he resides in Alaska, Chad Goeden still visits his family in Wadena every chance he gets. His grandparents are Ruby and the late Dale Lynk. … Archive Material...