10 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 18, 2007 Pioneer Journal • Wadena Walmart opens Monday Among many new features, employees at the Wadena Walmart will wear navy blue tops with khaki pants instead of the traditional vests. "I think we're the second store in the state to implement the new dress code," Walmart manager Nicki Schlacher said last week. That's just one of many new looks to the Wadena Walmart, which opens at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22. In the week before it opens, employees are working on the finishing touches.
The Wadena County Board heard a report about the workplace environment among county departments at its regular meeting Tuesday. Michelle Soldo, owner of Soldo Consulting Group in St. Paul, was hired by the board to take an "environmental scan" of the county departments and determine what, if anything, needed improvement.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 11, 2007 Pioneer Journal • Council cuts Maas bill The Wadena City Council lowered an assessment bill that included demolition of a playhouse in Wadena resident Mim Maas's yard after she appealed the decision. In a letter dated Dec. 27, Maas said she officially appealed the council's decision to assess her $570.75 for demolition and cleanup of her property.
I am trying to eat healthy this year and am always on the lookout for recipes that are low fat or low card or just better for me. This recipe for Citrus Chicken fits the bill. It is full of tangy flavor and is only 340 calories per serving. I pair it with brown rice and steamed broccoli and have a delicious, easy hot meal. Enjoy! Citrus Chicken Makes six servings • 1/4 c. cider vinegar • 3 Tbsp. prepared coarse-ground mustard • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced • 1 lime, juiced • 1/2 lemon, juiced • 1/2 c. brown sugar
I had heard so much beforehand about the movie "Hidden Figures" that I knew I wanted to see for myself what all the buzz was about. I knew it was based on true events concerning NASA and three African-American women during the space race. I am not great at math or science and was a little worried that a movie concerning these areas would be a bit boring. "Hidden Figures" was anything but.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 4, 2007 Pioneer Journal • Carr Sr. hands keys to Carr Jr. Mike Carr handed over the keys to his son, Mike Carr Jr., on Tuesday after serving as Wadena County Sheriff for 28 years. "For me, today is kind of a bittersweet day," Mike Jr. said. "I've reached a goal that I've had for a long time. I've been running through these hallways since I was seven years old." "I just know he will do a fantastic job," his father said. "He's very approachable and good at talking to people from all walks of life."
It's a new year and if you made a resolution to lose weight, one of the biggest factors is eating healthy. I like to try and cut down on my carbs without sacrificing flavor. This breakfast bowl will get your day started right. Enjoy! Black Bean Breakfast Bowl Makes two servings • 2 Tbsp. olive oil • 4 eggs, beaten • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced • 1/4 c. salsa • salt and ground black pepper to taste
My children and I celebrate Kwanzaa every year to honor their African heritage. I really enjoy the feast, which happens on the last day of Kwanzaa, Jan. 1. Among the many different African dishes I prepare, I make sure to include this recipe for peanut soup. The ingredients may seem like an odd combination, but together they make a wonderfully thick soup that is delicious. Enjoy! Peanut Soup Makes 20 servings • 2 Tbsp. olive oil • 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves • 1 onion, chopped • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
25 years ago Excerpts from the Dec. 19, 1991 Pioneer Journal • Wadena man killed in crash A rural Wadena man was fatally injured in a two-vehicle collision that occurred at the intersection of County Road 127 and township road T49 in Leaf River Township last Thursday.
With Christmas and New Year's Eve here, if you are like me, your time is filled with parties and good food. Why not bring these artichoke hearts au gratin to your next gathering? They are easy to make and will be a hit with your friends and family. Enjoy! Artichoke Hearts Au Gratin Makes four servings • 6 canned artichoke hearts, drained and halved • 1 tsp. vegetable oil • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste • 2 Tbsp. dry bread crumbs • 1/4 c. finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese • 1 Tbsp. olive oil