10 years ago Excerpts from the Feb. 14, 2008 Pioneer Journal • Assault by masked individual was allegedly fabricated A 20-year-old Staples woman who reported she was attacked by a masked assailant allegedly fabricated the story, according to the Wadena Police Department. The injuries sustained by the woman were self-inflicted, according to the department. The police were working with family members to investigate the reported attack when it was discovered the report was false.
20 years ago Excerpts from the Feb. 5, 1998 Pioneer Journal • Complaints about Wadena County Historical Society appear unfounded Despite anonymous complaints, it appears the Wadena County Humane Society will favorably pass questioning from the State Attorney General's Office. Society officers Merlyne Bissell and Joyce Palmer reported about the incident to the Wadena County Board at the regular meeting Feb. 3. They told the board that they felt the society would be exonerated.
15 years ago Excerpts from the Feb. 4, 2003 Pioneer Journal • Teenager doesn't let cancer slow him Kyle Dykhoff thought he had a cyst on the side of his neck, but he, his doctor and his family weren't concerned until it began to get bigger. "I had had some friends over and felt a bump on the right side of my neck," Dykhoff said. He had no other symptoms, but he went to the doctor, beginning a ride on a roller coaster of emotions.
25 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 28, 1993 Pioneer Journal • City employees vote stands up to mediation service scrutiny Employees of the Wadena City Street, Sewer and Parks Department officially have no union representation following a Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services (BMS) decision. The ruling opens the door for 1993 contract talks for only city employees without a current contract.
25 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 21, 1993 Pioneer Journal • Elementary move delayed Moving Wadena Elementary classrooms has been delayed until the end of the month. The original moving date for third and fourth grade classes, art, music and the main office to the newly constructed school wing had been set for last weekend. Due to construction delays, it is being rescheduled for Jan. 30. That will also set back the public open house to Sunday, Feb. 21.
20 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 8, 1998 Pioneer Journal • Wadena County Humane Society has home, not ready for animals It's official. The Wadena County Humane Society has a home. But hold your leashes. The building is not ready to house animals yet. There's still work - and money - needed to prepare for any abandoned furry creatures. The new home is the former Sparrow's Nest, owned by Schumakers, who run Sebeka's Garden and Gift Store.
Nine more potential jurors were interviewed Wednesday on the third day of jury selection in the case of the State of Minnesota vs. Antonio St. Marie. So far, nine Wadena County jurors have been selected to serve out of two pools.
15 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 1, 1998 Pioneer Journal • Ballyhoo over Beanie Babies continues Whether you're a collector or not it's nearly impossible not to be aware of the obsessive demand for the limited editiojn Beanie Baby produced in memory of Princess Diana. For retailers marketing isn't the problem - it's deciding who gets them that's difficult.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Dec. 27, 2007 Pioneer Journal • Neighbors answer honking horn after horse incident The Sunday before Labor Day, Wadena-Deer Creek teacher John Keranen headed out for one last horse ride before starting the 2007-08 school year. He stopped in the house and told his wife, Sharon, not to expect him back for another hour or hour and a half, he said. She was downstairs playing the piano.
20 years ago Excerpts from the Dec. 18, 1997 Pioneer Journal • WDC School board tables approval of increased ice rent fees The Wadena-Deer Creek School Board was treated to a meal and entertainment at its regular meeting, enjoying pasta prepared by the WDC gourmet foods class and the musical performance of students during a band and choir concert. After a meal and quick tour of the high school, the meeting began with business as usual Monday night.