10 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 13, 2005 Pioneer Journal • Wadena to get state hospital A 16-bed, community-based mental health hospital will be built in Wadena by this fall. The state plans to operate the hospital which will be on the east edge of the Fair Oaks Lodge campus. Similar hospitals are being planned for Alexandria, Bemidji, Brainerd, Fergus Falls, St. Cloud, St.
One of my brother-in-laws is Filipino and several years ago, he made pancit for our family. The dish instantly became one of my favorites. I look forward to visits from my sister and her husband because I know I am going to get authentic pancit. There are hardly any leftovers of this wonderfully delicious treat at my house. Enjoy! Filipino Pancit Makes six servings • 1 (12 oz) pkg. dried rice noodles • 1 tsp. vegetable oil • 1 onion, finely diced • 1 garlic clove, minced • 2 c.
I went away last weekend to a hockey tournament and experienced the most delicious macaroni and cheese that I have ever had in my entire life. At the restaurant I was dining at, they had a special 'build your own mac and cheese' night. The choices were endless and I had a hard time deciding, but the dish was excellent. I have now cooked it at home and it came out nearly as perfect as the restaurant version. Try my version or add your own ingredients to make it yours/ Enjoy! Fancy Mac and Cheese Makes four servings • 1 ½ c. macaroni • 6 oz. processed, shredded • ½ c.
5 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 8, 2009 Pioneer Journal • Liquor in locker led to charge A Sebeka woman faces a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a child after a bottle of alcohol was found in a student's locker at Sebeka school on Oct. 31. Wadena County court records said the child told authorities she had bought the liquor from Ladell Lee Dybsand. Dybsand was charged Dec. 12 and was scheduled for an initial court appearance this week. • Perham man charged with stealing mastitis treatment A Perham man was charged Dec.
In a long line of WWII movies, Unbroken stands out as a stellar tale of heroism, resilience and survival. The film, directed by Angelina Jolie, tells the true story of Olympic athlete and WWII airman Louis Zamperini. The film opens with Zamperini, played by Jack O'Connell, and his crew in an air fight with the enemy over the Pacific Ocean. With several of the crew injured and no brakes, the pilot and his team must land on a 6,000 ft.
In addition to celebrating Christmas, my family also celebrates Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday that begins Christmas Eve and culminates in a giant feast New Year's Day. I really enjoy learning about Kwanzaa and trying new and unusual recipes. This recipe for Benne cookies is a really wonderful, simple dessert that isn't overly sweet and is incredibly easy to make. From my family to yours, enjoy! Benne Cookies Makes six dozen cookies • 1 c. sesame seeds • ¾ c. butter, melted • 1 ½ c. packed brown sugar • 1 egg • 1 teas. vanilla extract • 1 c.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 6, 2005 Pioneer Journal • WDC keeps championship home The Wadena-Deer Creek boys hockey team continues to improve in all aspects of the game, from defense to offense and even goaltending en route to winning the WDC Holiday Hockey Tournament for the sixth straight year on Dec. 27-29. The Wolverines have won the tournament 11 times in the 14 years of existence. • County workers to receive 50-cent hourly raise County department heads, nonunion employees and elected officials are receiving a 50-cent hourly raise for 2005.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Dec. 23, 2004 Pioneer Journal • Couple becomes parents times three Joe Peterson's coworkers thought a relative had died the day he received the call from his wife. "There was this little rock, and I kicked it and I remember thinking, 'oh my,'" he said. In fact, he had just been told he was going to be a father - times three. "I guess I didn't know what to think," he said. Rachel Peterson had just been to her doctor and was told she was carrying triplets.
One thing I enjoy about the holidays is having a festive drink while I am decorating the house or socializing with friends and family. I like to experiment and try new recipes. Below are a few more new drink recipes that were winners with me. Enjoy! Holiday Spiced Tea Makes six servings • 6 c. water • 1 teas. whole cloves • 1 inch cinnamon stick • 6 Lipton tea bags • ¾ c. orange juice • ½ c. white sugar • ¼ c. pineapple juice • 1 teas. lemon juice Pour water into a pot; add cloves and cinnamon stick. Bring water to a boil; remove from heat.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Dec. 16, 2004 Pioneer Journal • Students find variety on menu Honey barbeque meatballs, rice pilaf, buttered peas and a fresh baked dinner roll - that's an example of a lunch at Wadena-Deer Creek high school. The high school offers five different options each day. The main dish varies every day and doesn't repeat within a month, said Terri Grinager, head cook/manager at WDC high school. It's a lot different from school lunches offered even 10 years ago.