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Propelled by five forfeits, the New York Mills Eagles pinned the Wolverine wrestling team by a final of 45-30. Despite the large amount of forfeits, fans were treated to some fine wrestling. Lee Hotakainen got things started for the Wolverines at 126 with a pin over Charlie Fox. Hotakainen blitzed Fox with a series of takedowns and a tight cross face cradle en route to the win.
The Wolverine icemen took (insert place) place in their holiday tournament, held in Wadena Dec. 27-28. Wahpeton, Redwood Valley and Bottineau, N.D. also participated in the holiday tournament. The Bottineau Braves challenged the Breckenridge/Wahpeton Blades in the first matchup Friday night. The Braves soundly defeated the Blades in a shutout with a final score of 11-0.
5 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 1, 2009 Pioneer Journal • No foul play in R&J fire No foul play is suspected in a fire that killed more than 40 horses and burned a large barn at R&J Horse Sales in Verndale on Dec. 21. Wadena County Sheriff Michael D. Carr said this week that his office, along with the Minnesota State Fire Marshal's office, is sending some evidence items to an electrical engineer for analysis as the two agencies search for the cause of the fire. He said foul play is not part of the equation.
Over 150 needy people will be warmer this winter. Some caring ladies from the Menahga Assembly of God and Our Saviour's Lutheran Church teamed up with Hockert's Cleaners to collect blankets to the American Red Cross and Caring and Sharing Hands. Mark Hockert, owner of Hockert's Cleaners, handed over the blankets Dec. 27 to Dan Williams, Executive Director of the Northland and North Star Chapters of the American Red Cross and Ken Vertin, an American Red Cross volunteer.
The Wolverines battled back from a 4-0 deficit, but couldn't claim the victory Dec. 17. Northern Lakes took an early lead in the first period, with back to back goals at the 5:08 and 5:24 marks. They further extended their lead with a goal at 9:10 and a power play goal at 16:02. The Wolverines had just four attempts in the first, but goalie Jaeger Reed denied all shots.
I am one of four children. I am the youngest daughter and have a younger brother. My poor brother grew up with three mean sisters who loved to tease him. But we all loved each other very much and enjoy spending time together as adults. My brother Eric is really the genius of the family. Oh, my sisters and I are smart too. All of us have college degrees. But Eric excels in all things scientific. He has two bachelor's degrees in astronomy and physics. He is currently working on his doctorate in astrophysics.
I really enjoy this time of year. Christmas and New Year's means spending time with family and friends, playing games, dancing and enjoying good food and drinks. New Year's Eve is one of my favorite holidays because I enjoy a good party. I also love to try new drink recipes and indulge a fancy cocktail, which I only do at this time of year. Below are a few of my favorite drink recipes for New Year's Eve. The Zangle 1 oz. vanilla vodka (I use Stoli's Vanilla, but use whatever brand you want) ½ oz. triple sec 1 oz. orange juice 1 oz. half and half
Veterans, their families and survivors receiving disability compensation and pension benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs will receive a 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase in their monthly payments beginning Jan. 1. "We're pleased there will be another cost-of-living increase for veterans, their families and their survivors," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. "The increase expresses in a tangible way our nation's gratitude for the sacrifices made by our service-disabled and wartime veterans."
The Raiders raised their conference dual meet record to 3-0 with a convincing 58 to 15 victory over the Otter Tail Bulldogs. Their overall record is now four and two. The only two losses came to ranked teams, Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus ranked eighth in class AA and Barnesville ranked ninth in class A. BHV came out with nine pins, seven of them in the first period and the other two were second period pins. Ethan Kimber also had an 11-1 major victory. 106 Marc Hendricks (OTC) pinned Brayden Bertram :40 113 Anthony Kern (BHV) pinned Alex Erlandson 2;38
The Wolverines fell to the Eagles when they hosted New York Mills in wrestling action Dec. 17. The Eagles won the majority of their matches due to forfeits. Lee Hotakainen, Isaac Malone and Brandon Monson claimed victories for the Wolverines. New York Mills 45, Wadena-Deer Creek 30 106: Nick Hendrickx (N) wins by forfeit 113: Jeremiah Harper (N) wins by forfeit 120: Riley Seifert (W) wins by forfeit 126: Lee Hotakainen (W) pinned Charlie Fox 3:31 132: Johnny Flynn (N) wins by forfeit 138: Tyler Ehnert (N) wins by forfeit