30 years ago Excerpts from the May 20, 1986 Pioneer Journal • Wadena County under measles alert "Because the Minnesota Department of Health has placed all of Wadena County on a measles alert, the Wadena County Health Department will hold an extra immunization clinic May 21 at the courthouse auditorium for anyone in Wadena County, any student whose school district is in Wadena County," Karen Nelson CHD director said. The next regularly scheduled Wadena County immunization clinic will be held June 4 at the courthouse auditorium.
Over Mother's Day, we had a cheddar-bacon pasta salad that was superb. It is a creamy, flavorful side dish that is perfect with grilled steaks. Why not try it for Memorial Day? Enjoy! Cheddar Bacon Pasta Salad Makes 10 servings • 1 (12 oz.) pkg. uncooked tri-color rotini pasta • 10 slices bacon • 1 c. mayonnaise • 3 Tbsp. dry ranch salad dressing mix • 1/4 tsp garlic powder • 1/2 tsp garlic pepper • 1/2 c. skim milk, or as needed • 1 large tomato, chopped • 1 (4.25 oz.) can sliced black olives
30 years ago Excerpts from the May 13, 1986 Pioneer Journal • Davidson being investigated by the BCA A former insurance agent from the Staples-Wadena area is presently being investigated by officials from Hubbard and Wadena County Sheriff's offices and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The investigation was ordered after the BCA received allegations in September of 1985 that Lester Davidson, who owned the Davidson Insurance Agency in Wadena, had defrauded the Reinsurance Association of Minnesota (RAM). The BCA then applied for a search warrant.
It's warming up outside and that means grilling season! The scent of this delicious recipe for steak kebabs is the perfect accompaniment to the warm weather, blue skies and an ice-cold beer. Enjoy! Grilled Steak Kebabs Makes eight servings • 1/4 cup soy sauce • 3 Tbsp. light brown sugar • 3 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt • 1/2 tsp. garlic pepper seasoning • 4 oz. lemon-lime flavored pop • 2 lbs. beef sirloin steak, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
I attended a bridal shower last week where another woman brought a lovely Chinese noodle salad. I have since been trying to recreate the recipe and found the following similar creation. Enjoy! Chinese Cabbage Salad Makes six servings • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds • 1 1/2 Tbsp rice vinegar • 1/2 tsp sesame oil • 2 Tbsp white sugar • 1/2 tsp salt • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper • 1/3 cup olive oil • 4 cups shredded cabbage • 2 carrots, shredded • 1 (3 ounce) package ramen noodles, crushed
20 years ago Excerpts from the May 2, 1996 Pioneer Journal • Russian epidemic leads to new immunization rules A change in Minnesota's school immunization law will affect seventh and 12th graders.
20 years ago Excerpts from the April 25, 1996 Pioneer Journal • Tornado to 'kill, injure' hundreds, helicopter to land here There certainly won't be a lack of action in Wadena Thursday. With landing military helicopters and emergency tornado drills, the town will be stirring with activity.
If you like Mexican food and are planning on a Cinco de Mayo feast, why not add these authentic shredded beef tacos with lime and avocado? Hailing from Mexico City, these tacos are full of tender, flavor-bursting beef and delicious avocado. Enjoy! Shredded Beef Tacos Makes 12 servings • 2 lb. beef brisket, trimmed • 2 cloves garlic, smashed • 2 bay leaves • 1 large onion, sliced • 1⁄4 lb. jack cheese, cubed • 1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice • 1⁄4 cup finely chopped cilantro
Cinco de Mayo is coming up fast and I love Mexican food. This holiday gives me an excuse to whip up some delicious dishes and get creative in the kitchen. If you don't want to make flan for dessert, why not try this Avocado-Lime Cheesecake? You won't believe avocados are in the dish. Enjoy! Avocado-Lime Cheesecake Makes eight servings • 1-½ c. heavy whipping cream • ¾ c. white sugar • 1-½ ripe avocadoes, peeled and pitted • 2 (3 oz.) pkgs. Light cream cheese, softened • ½ c. fresh lime juice
10 years ago Excerpts from the April 20, 2006 Pioneer Journal • Rats back at empty Wadena building Rats are back at the old Peterson-Biddick seed warehouse near the railroad tracks in southeast Wadena and are endangering an organic feed business next door. Exterminators poisoned most of the rats but said in December the rats would never be entirely gone from the building because of the many floors and remaining feed in the basement of the building.