15 years ago Excerpts from the May 30, 2002 Pioneer Journal • Wadena Golf Club begins season with golf pro, construction Kevin Ross has been in his job as manager of the Wadena Golf Club only a couple of months and already the clubhouse is a mess. Ross began March 1 as the club's first Professional Golfers Association pro, just barely ahead of the construction that will transform the clubhouse. Amid the sheets of plastic and sawdust, Ross conducts business.
The Wadena VFW Post No. 3922 hosted a flag raising ceremony and Memorial Day program May 29 to honor local fallen heroes. The US Flag was raised to half-staff early Monday morning at the Wadena cemetery. About a dozen people braved the cold, cloudy, windy day to participate in the ceremony. Because of the inclement weather, the Memorial Day service, originally set for the Veterans Memorial in Sunnybrook Park, was moved to the Memorial Auditorium at the Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School.
The end of the school year is coming up which means graduation parties are imminent. Memorial Day is also this weekend. For big gatherings like these, instead of serving the same boring desserts, why not try something new and unique like this recipe of lemon brownies? These little bites of zing will disappear in a flash and leave people wanting more. Enjoy! Lemon Brownies Makes 12 servings • ½ c. unsalted butter, softened • ¾ c. flour • 2 eggs, large • 2 Tbsp. lemon zest • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice • ¾ c. granulated sugar
25 years ago Excerpts from the May 28, 1992 Pioneer Journal • New tech school top gun chosen The Wadena School Board chose Ron Matuska, vice-president in charge of marketing at the Southwest Technical College in Pipestone, as new president of Wadena Technical College. Matuska will succeed retiring WTC President Lowell Rasmussen. Wadena School Board members met in a special meeting Tuesday night and voted unanimously for Matuska.
Looking to change up your Memorial Day meal? Looking for something healthy? This recipe for Greek Chicken Kabobs fits the bill. It is simple to prepare, tangy and delicious. Enjoy! Greek Chicken Kabobs Makes four servings • 1 (8 oz.) container fat-free plain yogurt • 1/3 c.crumbled feta cheese with basil and sun-dried tomatoes • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice • 2 tsp. dried oregano • 1/2 tsp. salt • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper • 1/4 tsp. crushed dried rosemary
25 years ago Excerpts from the May 21, 1992 Pioneer Journal • Four juveniles arrested after car reported One report of a suspicious looking vehicle resulted in clearing a string of burglaries, thefts and arsons in Wadena, Todd, Cass and Crow Wing Counties, according to Wadena County Sheriff Mike Carr.
Approximately 60 people participated in the Someplace Safe 5K Saturday. The event, in it's third year, was held in Sunnybrook Park. A variety of people, young and old, runners and walkers, babies in strollers and furry friends, took advantage of the sunny day to support Someplace Safe. Ross Stueve took first place in the men's division with a winning time of 25.48. Jen Bryniairski was the first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 27.54.
Mother's Day is this Sunday and if you really want to show your mother some love, try these Lemon Cheesecake Pancakes. They are light and fluffy and so elegant. I love this recipe ad have hinted to my kids that this would be a perfect breakfast in bed meal. Enjoy! Lemon Cheesecake Pancakes Makes four servings • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened • 2 eggs, beaten • 5 tsp. all-purpose flour • 1 1/2 tsp. white sugar • 2 tsp. butter, melted - divided • confectioners' sugar for dusting • 1 tsp. lemon juice
10 years ago Excerpts from the May 10, 2007 Pioneer Journal • Johnsons buy Bielema's business After 23 years of providing end-of-life services to Wadena residents, Alan Bielema is retiring and transferring his Bielema Family Funeral home clients to Johnson Memorial Home. Bielema has talked with Johnson Memorial owners Jon and Henry Johnson about selling his business for some time, he said. He thought it would be a smooth transition. "They know the community and the people know them," he said. I think it's best for the community."
Who owns the little Red Schoolhouse? Who's responsible for repairs? Those are the questions Wadena county commissioners have wrestled with for some time.