10 years ago Excerpts from the April 12, 2007 Pioneer Journal • KFC building to become strip mall A strip mall with a Snap Fitness 24-hour exercise facility will be built where the old KFC building stands on north Jefferson Street in Wadena.
Want a unique, elegant, easy dessert for Easter or any other occasion? Why not try this recipe for Easy Pavlova, a scrumptious and pretty dish that will have you craving more. Enjoy! Easy Pavlova Makes eight servings • 4 egg whites • 1 1/4 c. white sugar • 1 tsp. vanilla extract • 1 tsp. lemon juice • 2 tsp. cornstarch • 1 pint heavy cream • 2 c. fresh mixed berries, such as strawberries and blueberries
10 years ago Excerpts from the April 5, 2007 Pioneer Journal • Smokers: 'Where'd our rights go?' Passage of a strict, statewide smoking ban by the Minnesota Senate March 27 has relit the debate over smoking in bars and restaurants. The bill bans smoking in all public Minnesota workplaces other than well-ventilated outdoor patios. A House version is under debate. Gov. Tim Pawlenty has promised he will sign the bill into law if it passes through the Legislature.
I've been trying to eat based on the Mediterranean diet, which calls for lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts and lean proteins. With Easter coming up, trying to plan a menu that follows the diet can be a challenge. This recipe for Tuna Avocado Cups, however, is perfect! It it light enough to be an appetizer, yet full of flavor that will want you craving more. Enjoy! Tuna Avocado Cups Makes four servings • 1 (12 oz.) can solid white tuna packed in water, drained • 1 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
Spring is officially here and hopefully, so are warmer temperatures. This recipe for Chicken and Olives is a great spring dinner. The sharp, briny bite of olives pairs well with chicken breast. Serve over a bed of brown rice and you have a healthy, delicious meal. Enjoy! Chicken and Olives Makes four servings • 4 boneless chicken breast halves with skin • salt and ground black pepper to taste • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste • 2 tsp. herbes de Provence • 2 Tbsp. olive oil • 1/4 c. sliced shallots
20 years ago Excerpts from the March 27, 1997 Pioneer Journal • Local task force deciding fate of community center It all started with a good idea. Then, another one followed and pretty soon, a task force was created to determine whether these good ideas were indeed good for the Wadena Community Center, the city of Wadena and the Wadena-Deer Creek school district. It's a typical process. However, what isn't typical is the potential effect it could have on the community center.
Humphrey Manor has a new gift and craft shop. The new shop was the brainchild of Diane Rousslang, who oversees the management of Humphrey Manor, and volunteers Linda LaVine-Dupuis and Bev Norton. Rousslang and LaVine-Dupuis were talking about the back room of the shop, which had been previously used as a small, cramped office. What started as a project to add shelving quickly turned into a full remodel of the space, giving the shop a more open, inviting feel.
There are a lot of changes happening in Human Services in Wadena County. Tanya Lesky, Human Services Department Chair, came before the board with several items needing action.
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.