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.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Dec. 13, 2007 Pioneer Journal • Stabbing incident leaves man hospitalized A Motley man was hospitalized for multiple puncture wounds after a stabbing incident in Hewitt early Sunday morning, according to the Todd County Sheriff's Office. Two men were charged with assault in the incident.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Dec. 6, 2007 Pioneer Journal • Menahga man accused of selling stolen Bobcat skid steer loaders A Menahga man is accused of stealing 17 Bobcat-style skid steer loaders from around the state and selling most of them to a Sebeka implement dealer. The total value of the stolen skid steer loaders is estimated at nearly $275,000. Bobby John Anttila, 50, of Menahga, has been charged in Becker County District Court with three felony counts of receiving stolen property valued at $35,000.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Nov. 29, 2007 Pioneer Journal • Conflict over conflicts in council chambers The Wadena City Council will ask its city attorney for an investigation into possible conflicts of interest on the council and for a proposed policy and process for dealing with such issues. The subject came to light shortly after the council began discussing the Burlington Northern Depot project at a Nov. 21 budget meeting.
20 years ago Excerpts from the Nov. 20, 1997 Pioneer Journal • Foot chase ends in arresting three Frank Alton Kilchesy, 21, Park Rapids, is charged with two gross misdemeanors - aggravated driving under the influence, punishable up to a year imprisonment and $3,000 fine and aggravated driving after revocation, which carries the same penalty.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Nov. 15, 2007 Pioneer Journal • One count dropped in Hudson case A Wadena woman whose tough discipline with her daughter became the stuff of headlines this spring had one of two criminal counts dismissed against her in a court appearance earlier this month. Janine Hudson, a social worker who was once in charge of parent counseling, went before Judge Jay Carlson Nov. 1 and asked to have two charges thrown out: one count of contributing to the need for child protection or services and one count of child endangerment.