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Some of you may have noticed that the Pioneer Journal website got a face lift this week. Similar to the Perham Focus, Park Rapids Enterprise and Detroit Lakes Newspapers, which are all owned by Fargo-based Forum Communications Company, the Pioneer Journal now features a cleaner look, as well as other improvements. Unlike the old website, the new platform is more accessible. The front page immediately features a sizeable featured content scroll area, which is placed at the top of the page, giving our town’s stories easier access and better visual representation.
Elementary Book Fair, March 4-7 Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School will host a Scholastic Book Fair March 4-7 in the elementary media center. The book fair is open to the public. Hours are 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, and 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday (during parent-teacher conferences). If you can’t make it to the book fair, you can order online by going to WDC’s school website. Any questions, contact Loni Niles at 218-632-2371 . NHS blood drive
Two days after he was sweeping snow from Wadena's downtown sidewalks, Mike Olson of Olson's Lawn Service & Snow Removal sprinkles sidewalk salt in front of the post office Wednesday. Photo by Dain Sullivan, Pioneer Journal
Nikki Jahnke, who worked three years as a sales representative for the Wadena Pioneer Journal, is now tackling the role of sales manager. "I'm excited to get more involved with the community," she said, adding that she looks forward to helping people find what they want in the sales side of the newspaper business. "I'm excited to take on more responsibility." Jahnke, who attended school in Wadena through her junior year and studied at M-State, has lived in Verndale for the past 10 years.