15 years ago Excerpts from the Sept. 4, 2003 Pioneer Journal • Craftsman leaves mark on Wadena's Jefferson Street Kent Scheer might think of Wadena as a big outdoor gallery. As stamps are pressed into sidewalks and lightposts spring up Jefferson Street, Scheer watches his art at work. He created the art deco design that is stamped into the sidewalk and hangs from the streetlight arms.
Discussion was tense at the Wadena County Board meeting Sept. 11 during discussion of the IT department.
15 years ago Excerpts from the Sept. 4, 2003 Pioneer Journal • WDC enrollment beats projections On Tuesday, 1,319 students went to school at Wadena-Deer Creek, about 24 more than what has been projected to begin this fall. In May, 1,323 students were enrolled, but the district projected that enrollment would be 1,295 now.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 28, 2008 Pioneer Journal • Fire sparks romance: victims engaged A fire Tuesday afternoon ignited both a back porch blaze and the next stage in the romance of a Wadena couple. Jeniann Morlock and William Mondry, both 19, escaped an apartment fire above Borealis bookstore in downtown Wadena and got engaged within a matter of minutes.
55 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 22, 1963 Pioneer Journal • 13 cars derailed in train wreck About 9 a.m. last Wednesday, a train wreck, which derailed 13 cars of the Soo Line Railroad, took place where the township road intersects with the track about a mile west of the Highway 78 bridge over the outlet of Rush Lake. The train, No. 201-A-East, had 70 cars in total, with the back section being the area of derailment, which left the caboose and last two cars on the track.
Things got a little heated at the Wadena County Board meeting Tuesday morning, Aug. 21. Commissioners heard from Shawn Larsen from Morris Electronics, on his report and recommendations on if, and how, to restructure an open position in the IT Department.
15 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 14, 2003 Pioneer Journal • Minister sees miracles in Merickel mansion In the fire-damaged Merickel mansion on Colfax Avenue, the Rev. Carol A. Carroll sees miracles.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 7, 2008 Pioneer Journal • New superintendent, husband, feeling at home in Wadena When new Wadena-Deer Creek superintendent Ginny Dahlstrom sat down for a lunch at a Wadena Rotary club meeting recently, she knew she was home. She said she's had a chance since starting the job July 1 to get to know some of the staff and people from the community and is impressed. She said the college courses offered in the high school are excellent and thinks the town and school are progressive.
10 years ago Excerpts from the July 31, 2008 Pioneer Journal • Joyce stays in the dating game An outgoing personality and some impressive abs helped Wadena's Lucas James Joyce, 27, avoid being "just friends with Jo De La Rosa on Bravo's "Date My Ex: Jo & Slade" Monday night.
30 years ago Excerpts from the July 28, 1988 Pioneer Journal • Crandall named 1988 Minnesota Professional of the Year Friday afternoon, July 15, about 30 friends and coworkers of Karen Crandall surprised her at Pembina Trail Group Home in Wadena. Cass Robinson, President of ARC Wadena County informed her that she was selected "Professional of the Year" by the ARC Minnesota. The award will be presented to her on Aug. 20 at the annual awards banquet in St. Cloud.