15 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 14, 2003 Pioneer Journal • Minister sees miracles in Merickel mansion In the fire-damaged Merickel mansion on Colfax Avenue, the Rev. Carol A. Carroll sees miracles.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 7, 2008 Pioneer Journal • New superintendent, husband, feeling at home in Wadena When new Wadena-Deer Creek superintendent Ginny Dahlstrom sat down for a lunch at a Wadena Rotary club meeting recently, she knew she was home. She said she's had a chance since starting the job July 1 to get to know some of the staff and people from the community and is impressed. She said the college courses offered in the high school are excellent and thinks the town and school are progressive.
10 years ago Excerpts from the July 31, 2008 Pioneer Journal • Joyce stays in the dating game An outgoing personality and some impressive abs helped Wadena's Lucas James Joyce, 27, avoid being "just friends with Jo De La Rosa on Bravo's "Date My Ex: Jo & Slade" Monday night.
30 years ago Excerpts from the July 28, 1988 Pioneer Journal • Crandall named 1988 Minnesota Professional of the Year Friday afternoon, July 15, about 30 friends and coworkers of Karen Crandall surprised her at Pembina Trail Group Home in Wadena. Cass Robinson, President of ARC Wadena County informed her that she was selected "Professional of the Year" by the ARC Minnesota. The award will be presented to her on Aug. 20 at the annual awards banquet in St. Cloud.
20 years ago Excerpts from the July 16, 1998 Pioneer Journal • Patterson earns Golden Apple for teaching excellence Teachers often receive red apples from students who appreciate their talents. Jay Patterson has earned himself a golden apple. He has been honored with an Ashland Golden Apple for Achievement award for his contribution to teaching statewide. Linda Paulson, the mother of one of Patterson's students, nominated him last year.
20 years ago Excerpts from the July 9, 1998 Pioneer Journal • A maze of Titanic proportions Bill Hess was busy hoeing out rows of corn in his quest to create a corn maze in the shape of none other than the Titanic ship. At about 600-feet long, Hess' ship is about two-thirds the length of the real ship, but deeper than the real one. The maze is a way to raise funds for the Verndale Dollars for Scholars and is set to open for adventurers July 18.
20 years ago Excerpts from the July 2, 1998 Pioneer Journal • City crime up 49 percent in '97 Working for the Wadena City police force doesn't usually have the drama depicted on the once popular "Hill Street Blues" television show. Usually a note posted on a bulletin board is enough to inform officers about trouble spots or specific problems. But Chief Lane Waldahl acknowledges there are some tough times when he warns his officers "to be careful out there." He may have said it more often last year.
20 years ago Excerpts from the June 26, 1998 Pioneer Journal • 2003 Miss Wadena named Abigail Harrison knew the competition would be close, but she left the Memorial Auditorium with a crown and the title of Miss Wadena 2003. On Sunday night, six contestants took the stage to compete for the title of Miss Wadena and the scholarship awards that came with it. The theme was 'An Evening of Entertainment." Tegan Peterson was named Miss Wadena's first princess and Amanda Wegscheid was named second princess.
15 years ago Excerpts from the June 19, 2003 Pioneer Journal • New officer joins city police force Tim Stroeing always wanted to be a police officer. Stroeing started at the Wadena Police Department on June 9. He moved to Wadena from Park River, N.D., where he worked as a Walsh County deputy in Grafton, N.D.
15 years ago Excerpts from the June 12, 2003 Pioneer Journal • Temporary service to supply water Temporary services will supply houses and businesses with water starting this week as construction continues on Highway 71.