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15 years ago Excerpts from the April 22, 1999 Pioneer Journal • Spilled milk a cry for help In a move reminiscent of another troubled time, a dairy farmer from Bluffton dumped 100 gallons of milk in front of the Capitol April 15 to "protest the economic rape of rural Minnesota." Mark Rohr said he dumped the bulk of his morning milkings on Constitution Avenue to draw attention to the precipitous drop in dairy prices. Since December, the basic milk formula has dwindled from $17.34 to $11.27 per hundredweight. Based on data from the U.S.
10 years ago Excerpts from the April 15, 2004 Pioneer Journal • Advisor in hall of fame It has been almost 40 years since Sebeka FFA Advisor Charles Funk slid his arms into the sleeves of his first FFA jacket. In that time he has been busy showing students the difference that the organization can make in their lives. But FFA stepped into Funk's life earlier than that.
If your family is anything like mine, holidays are excuses for feasts. The dinner table is usually overflowing with several different dishes. Easter is no exception. In addition to two main dishes (usually a ham and a beef dish) there are at least five different side dishes and several desserts. When you are cooking that many dishes, sometimes the oven can get a little full. This recipe for crockpot ham is a perfect solution - easy, delicious and it frees up a little space in the oven. Enjoy! Crockpot Easter Ham Makes 24 servings • 1 cup honey • 1 - 8 lb.
10 years ago Excerpts from the April 1, 2004 Pioneer Journal Parade again will be at fairgrounds The June Jubilee parade won’t run through downtown again this year, but will follow the same parade route as last year. Shirley Uselman, executive director of the Wadena Area Chamber of Commerce, said the parade will be at the fairgrounds again this year and will follow the same route as last year through the north side of Wadena.
It’s hard to believe, but Easter is just around the corner. Our family always gets together for an early dinner on Easter. Usually I am in charge of a side dish. This recipe for baked asparagus with balsamic brown butter is a perfect accompaniment to ham and potatoes. Baked asparagus with balsamic butter sauce Makes eight servings Two bunches asparagus, trimmed cooking spray salt and pepper to taste ¼ c. butter 2 Tbl. low-sodium soy sauce 2 teas.
10 years ago Excerpts from the April 8, 2004 Pioneer Journal Public transit one year old After a record-breaking month in March, Friendly Rider Transit will turn one year old, already exceeding its rider goal for 2004. April 15 marks the one-year anniversary of Wadena County’s public transit system.
My children love pasta and I am always looking for healthy recipes that they will enjoy and that won't expand my waistline. This recipe for pasta with bacon and tomatoes fits the bill. With 21 grams of protein, it works well for a high protein diet. When available, use fresh basil; otherwise you can use dried crushed basil. Pasta with Bacon and tomatoes Serves four to six • 4 slices of bacon, diced • ½ c. chopped onion • 1 teas. minced garlic • ¼ teas. crushed red pepper flakes • 2 cans (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes • 1 lb.
15 years ago Excerpts from the March 25, 1999 Pioneer Journal • First guests check in at Wadena Humane Society shelter They're a bit ahead of schedule, but the Wadena Humane Society shelter has its first guests. Nine dogs arrived from Otter Tail County on Friday and were placed in the runs. Though the building isn't completed and volunteers had planned to paint a second coat, need overcame interior design. Carol Schraaf, Otter Tail County's Humane Society director, called the shelter volunteers for assistance.
I really enjoy potato salad, but I get bored with the same recipe. This variation of potato salad is crunchy, firmer, and includes bacon - who doesn't love bacon? Red Potato Salad Makes 12 servings • 2 lbs. scrubbed red skinned new potatoes • 6 eggs • 1 lb. bacon • 1 onion, finely chopped • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped • 2 c. light mayonnaise • Salt and pepper to taste