20 years ago Excerpts from the March 20, 1997 Pioneer Journal • Snowmobile club is in the red The winter of 1996-97 is fading, but problems for the Trailbreakers Snowmobile Club are beginning to surface. The club, which grooms some of the most popular trails in the state, may have to sell one of its two groomers because of cost overruns and a shortage of funds. Like the sun, the wind and warming temperatures that take their daily toll on the snow they groom, a variety of factors have combined to make the proposed Trailbreakers sale more likely.
It's time to start planning your Easter menu. Why not start the day right with this easy Easter Breakfast casserole? It is hearty, flavorful and simple to make. Enjoy! Easter breakfast casserole Makes 12 servings • 1 lb. bacon • 1/4 c. diced onion • 1/4 c. diced green bell pepper • 3 c. shredded Cheddar cheese • 8 eggs • 2 c. milk • 1 (16 oz.) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 7x11 inch casserole dish.
Liz Kuoppala asked the Wadena County Commission for its support of the Family Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Program.
With the hope that spring, and warmth, are near, I am cooking a lot more lighter meals that aren't too heavy or rich. This recipe for Pasta Primavera is healthy and light without sacrificing flavor. Enjoy! Pasta Primavera Makes four servings • Kosher salt • 12 oz. fusilli or other corkscrew pasta • 1/2 lb. broccoli florets (or a combination) • 2 carrots, shredded • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
20 years ago Excerpts from the March 13, 1997 Pioneer Journal • JCPenney sale license is extended A "going out of business sale" means just that according to a Wadena City ordinance. Specific limits placed on the length of the sale and what can be sold help insure that other businesses aren't up against unfair competition from liquidators moving in or extended "sales." After reviewing the situation, Wadena City Council members approved a 44 day extension for JCPenney, which announced it was closing earlier this year.
Mike Willie gave a dismal report to the Wadena County Commissioners March 7. Willie, social services supervisor for the children and family services unit of Wadena County Human Services, reported on the number of intake cases in foster care and the high caseload of foster care workers. The Department of Human Services recommends caseloads to be 8-10 per worker. Minnesota has been around 15 cases per worker. Wadena County currently has 20.8 cases per caseworker.
20 years ago Excerpts from the March 6, 1997 Pioneer Journal • FEMA funds are OK'd for Wadena Staff from FEMA and DEM were in Wadena on Tuesday with some good news. The Federal Emergency Management Agency finally decided that Wadena County had enough snow this winter to earn disaster status - and they're offering money. Minnesota's Department of Emergency Management isn't sure yet, but they're also considering providing some sort of aid.
It's almost St. Patrick's Day and you don't have to be Irish to celebrate. Why not try this recipe for Beer Braised Irish Stew? It is savory and a nice alternative to corned beef. It pairs well with your favorite pint. Enjoy! Beer Braised Irish Stew Makes eight servings • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil • 1 (3 lb.) beef chuck roast, trimmed of fat and cut into 1/2-inch cubes • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour • 1 c. coarsely chopped onion • 1 c. coarsely chopped carrot • 1 (12 oz.) can or bottle dark beer • 2 bay leaves
15 years ago Excerpts from the Feb. 28, 2002 Pioneer Journal • Abandoned buildings may be meth havens Farmers who own abandoned buildings may be unwilling partners for those looking to produce methamphetamine. "People need to be aware of buildings they own like this," Wadena Police Sgt. Bruce uselman said. "If they suspect that a lab could be inside, they need to notify law enforcement immediately."
Another one of my favorite recipes that is low in sodium but full of flavor is this one for Roasted Garlic Cauliflower. It is very healthy and is the perfect accompaniment for chicken and roasted potatoes. Enjoy! Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Makes six servings • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic • 3 Tbsp. olive oil • 1 large head cauliflower, separated into florets • 1/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese • salt and black pepper to taste • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Grease a large casserole dish.