16 years ago Excerpts from the April 26, 2001 Pioneer Journal • Lund theft may reach record at $14 million The federal government will take over the prosecution of a New York Mills man accused of stealing millions from his employer, the Lund Boat Co. That announcement Monday by Otter Tail County Attorney David Hauser coincided with his filing of a dismissal in district court dropping state theft charges against Gary Duane Schultz, 50. Schultz was to have made his first court appearance on those charges Monday.
Wadena-Deer Creek School held their prom Saturday, April 22, in the gymnasium of the school. The theme was 'A Night in New York' and included the city skyline, the statue of Liberty, Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge, which acted as the runway for prom attendees during Grand March. The benches for Sam Kelderman and Lance Pierce were placed in Central Park. Kelderman, who passed away in 2016, and Pierce, who passed away in 2014, would've been seniors this year; their classmates honor them with the benches purchased last year.
The warm weather is finally here and it is time to break out the grill. Nothing beats outdoor grilling with the sun shining down and a beer in hand. You can still grill while eating healthy. This recipe for Mediterranean Pizza is a fun recipe that is still healthy. Enjoy! Mediterranean Pizza Makes one pizza • 1 lb. skinless chicken breasts • 1 (14 oz.) package baked pizza crust • 2 Tbsp. garlic flavored olive oil • 2/3 c. pizza sauce • 1 c. shredded Italian cheese blend, reduced fat
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar visited with area leaders Wednesday, April 12 to discuss the need for statewide broadband service.
Wadena County commissioners got a tour of the north annex building last Tuesday. The building, currently under construction, is set to be move-in ready the first week of June.
I love the "The Fast and Furious" movie series. With the stunts, drama and eye candy (Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, anyone?), what's not to love? I admit to being nervous to see the latest installment after watching a preview. I wasn't sure I was ready to see the hero of the previous movies turn on his family. And, with seven movies already made in the series, how much more could the producers give us?
Hundreds of children attended this year's Easter egg hunt at the Southwest softball complex in Wadena April 15. There were three different hunting areas for children—one for ages 0-3, one for 3-6 and one for children ages 7-10. The popular event, sponsored by the Wadena Chamber of Commerce, always draws a crowd. The Easter bunny was on hand for children to meet and have their picture taken. Miss Wadena Hannah Vorderbruggen, first princesses Gabi Ross and second princess Jessica Langer were also present to visit and take photos with the children.
15 years ago Excerpts from the April 19, 2001 Pioneer Journal • WDC cuts budget by $513,583 total The wadena-Deer Creek school board approved $43,688 worth of additional budget cuts April 16, bringing the total up to $513,583. According to Superintendent Earl Mathison, this should end the budget cuts for now. "As attrition occurs, however, the school will continue to look at how they can tighten the belt before moving forward," he said.
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