The Wadena class of 1963 recently celebrated their 50th class reunion. This civic-minded class toured their old stomping grounds and wondered how they could give back to their hometown. The class thought about it, and decided to challenge each other by donating a dollar per year for their 50th class reunion. A total of $2,100 was collected and $700 was presented to each of three groups, which include the Wadena County Historical Society, Wadena City Library and the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center. &
In an effort to help build and celebrate our community, we are making a commitment to even more Wadena news with the introduction of our Community Feature Page, which starts today. Each week, we will have a full page with photos and a feature story on the first page of section B.
By now all of us here at the Wadena Pioneer Journal hope you are aware of the publication date change from Saturdays back to Thursdays. Indeed, this Sept. 28 edition marks the last Saturday publication. On Thursday, Oct.
I love comedy, and over the years, I have stayed up late to watch the various late night talk shows. One segment that I have always enjoyed is David Letterman's top 10 list! More on that later; I will begin by explaining where I am going with this.
School starts again on Tuesday here at Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School. I had the pleasure to visit with Superintendent Lee Westrum and other school staff members earlier this month. I am excited to let you know that the school and the Wadena Pioneer Journal have partnered and will bring you an article from the school each week during school. The first article from Mr. Westrum is in today's paper.
Just over a week ago, I attended the funeral of a man who was very important to me. His name was Marvin Nordbo, and he served as a role model to me. Like many of you reading this column, you may have had a role model or two in your life. If you have, you also understand how rare and important they are.
The other day, I was at a gas station here in Wadena when I heard a voice, then saw a person who looked like Art Linkletter! I got a closer look, then thought, “Impossible - Mr.