25 years ago Excerpts from the Feb. 7, 1991 Pioneer Journal • One man killed in car/truck accident A rural Sebeka man was killed Tuesday morning when his car collided with a semi-truck at the intersection of Highway 10 and Otter Tail County Road 75 just outside of Wadena. According to the minnesota State Patrol, Hubert Harold Schermerhorn, 62, Sebeka, died enroute to Fargo after being pulled from his wrecked vehicle.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner. If you want to plan a special treat for your sweetheart, why not try this Chocolate Liqueur Souffle? The velvety chocolate will melt in your mouth. Top with sliced strawberries or raspberries and cream if you prefer. Enjoy! Chocolate Liqueur Souffle Makes four servings • 1 Tbsp. butter, for ramekins • powdered sugar for dusting • 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch • ¼ c. white sugar, divided • 2 Tbsp. butter • 2 Tbsp. bread flour • ¾ c. milk
25 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 31, 1991 Pioneer Journal • Otter Tail County may get state park Otter Tail County may get a new state park if area residents and local legislators get their way.
20 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 18, 1996 Pioneer Journal • Wadena bowling alley throws a strike A vote to deny Wadena Bowling Lanes a pro-rated liquor license was denied last week by the city council, only to be followed by another vote that gave the business exactly what it was after.
In my ongoing quest to find interesting, flavorful, healthy recipes, I stumbled upon this recipe for Mexican Chicken Avocado Cups, courtesy of Allrecipes.com. These are wonderful! They are light enough to be healthy, but bursting with yummy goodness. Enjoy! Mexican Chicken Avocado Cups Makes three servings • 3 (6 oz.) cans chicken, drained • 1 Tbsp. cilantro, finely chopped • ½ tsp. chili powder, or more to taste • 3 avocados, halved and pitted • 1 tsp. lime juice
Lately, these dark, cold mornings are making it very difficult to get out of bed. With subzero temperatures, the last thing i want to do in the morning is get up early and make the kids breakfast. The solution? This easy recipe for slow cooker oatmeal. I can put it together the night before and wake up to the delicious smell of warm hearty oatmeal. Enjoy! Slow Cooker Oatmeal Makes six servings • 1 c. steel cut oats • 3 ½ c. water • 1 c. apple, peeled and chopped • ½ c. raisins • 2 Tbsp. butter • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
20 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 11, 1996 Pioneer Journal • Verndale gets federal grant to add another officer to force Small towns have different law enforcement problems than larger communities. They may not be staggering under the effects of a rising wave of violent crime; they are more likely to be stretching to staff all the shifts with little or no support staff.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 5, 2006 Pioneer Journal • County engineer resigns Wadena County Highway Engineer Russ Larson announced his resignation effective Feb. 15, saying he wasn't content working with the county board. "I'm not happy working with these commissioners," Larson said in a phone interview after the meeting. He said the decision had been building for the past three years and he finally decided to resign. Larson doesn't have specific plans after his resignation but said he has some options.
It's a new year and you may have committed to eating healthier this year. I really enjoy pasta and artichoke hearts. This recipe for Greek Chicken Pasta has both and is a healthy meal ready to eat in just 30 minutes. Enjoy! Greek Chicken Pasta Makes six servings • 16 oz. wheat linguini • ½ c. red onion, chopped • 1 Tbsp. olive oil • 2 cloves garlic, crushed • 1 lb. chicken breast, boneless, skinless and chopped • 1 (14 oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped • 1 lg. tomato, chopped
25 years ago Excerpts from the Dec. 27, 1990 Pioneer Journal • Nevala gets seven years for manslaughter Mark E. Nevala, convicted of first degree manslaughter earlier this month, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. According to Wadena County Attorney and prosecutor Joseph Majors, III., Nevala received exactly what state sentencing guidelines dictate for manslaughter in the first degree.