15 years ago Excerpts from the Oct. 11, 2001 Pioneer Journal • Feral felines wander Wadena A cat found in a dumpster behind Down Home Foods last week punctuated a problem that has been growing in the city of Wadena one litter at a time. Ryan Ray Handyside was charged with a misdemeanor of mistreatment of animals over a cat that had been dumped into a dumpster with its litter box behind the business in north Wadena. If convicted, Handyside faces a maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and 90 days in jail.
The weather had definitely taken a turn for the worse. With the temperatures hovering around freezing, it is soup season. There is nothing better than coming in from the cold to a bowl of hot, delicious chili. This recipe for Cheesy Chili will be sure to warm you up. Enjoy! Cheesy Chili Makes 12 servings • 2 lbs. ground beef • 2 medium onions, chopped • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 3 (10 oz.) cans diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained • 1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained • 2 (4 oz.) cans chopped green chilies
I love desserts made with apples and I love caramel. Fall is the perfect time to make dishes with apple. This recipe for Caramel Apple Cheesecake is not too sweet and is the perfect combination of my two favorite things. Enjoy! Caramel Apple Cheesecake Makes 12 servings • 1 (21 oz.) can apple pie filling • 1 (9-in prepared graham cracker crust • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened • 1/2 c. white sugar • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract • 2 eggs • 1/4 c. caramel ice cream topping • 12 pecan halves
15 years ago Excerpts from the Oct. 4, 2001 Pioneer Journal • City golf course to have $220,000 in renovations The Wadena Golf Club will have a $220,000 renovation to its clubhouse if Friends of the Golf Course can raise half the money.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Sept. 28, 2006 Pioneer Journal • Deer Creek man arrested for arson A Deer Creek man was arrested for first-degree arson in connection to an arson fire earlier in September. Bryan Pomeranz, 41, of Deer Creek, was arrested Friday for first-degree arson and taken to the Otter Tail County Detention Facility.
It seems like each new school year is busier than the last. My weeks are filled with working three jobs, shuffling children to sports activities and my own schooling. It is hard to find time to make a meal in the evening and I am relying on my slow-cooker more every year. This recipe for Russian Chicken is simply wonderful. The saltiness of the bacon combines with the sweetness of the Russian dressing for a delicious flavor. Serve over rice or pasta. Enjoy! Slow Cooker Russian Chicken Makes six servings • 6 chicken thighs • 6 slices bacon
10 years ago Excerpts from the Sept. 21, 2006 Pioneer Journal • Suspicious fires burn around DC A spree of 11 suspicious fires in rural Deer Creek spanning nearly two years has the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office and State Fire Marshall's Office looking for information from the public. The fires were in rural Deer Creek between October 2004 and September 2006. "At first it was abandoned buildings - old barns, sheds, corn cribs, mainly," said Deer Creek Fire Chief Danny Hendershot.
The 12th annual Whiskey Creek Film festival was once again a huge success. This year's lineup had quite the variety of movies, including the six mainstream films, a Minnesota film and a free family film. The Minnesota film, "The 7th Fire," is a documentary about the White Earth reservation gang activity and drug addiction. With drug abuse being prevalent in the area, this film will resonate with many and make the viewer think about big issues.
The Verndale Pirates brought their winning streak to three in a row Friday night while the Bertha-Hewitt Bears were left scoreless at the end of the game. Mike Mahlen's defense did their job Friday night in keeping the Bears from reaching the endzone. The Pirates started things off with a 36-yard run by running back Luke Weniger, giving them a 6-0 lead.Weniger found the endzone again with a 1-yard run followed by a 14-yard 2-point conversion by Junior Mack Jones, bringing the Pirates' lead to 14-0.
The Wolverines surprised United North Central Friday night as they posed a real challenge to the 2015-16 Section 8AA champions and State semi-finalists.