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Out of the ashes; Family Life Church secures new building

March 1, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Family Life Church in Verndale is coming back with plans to become stronger than ever in its new space. Continue Reading

Verndale board approves five priorities for building project

February 1, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

With student enrollment inching steadily toward the 500 mark, the Verndale School Board took action Monday to clear up the requirements of a proposed building addition. Continue Reading

Verndale volleyers make it two straight victories

September 7, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Teresa Moenkedick came up with 15 kills and Elyssa Kern and Sarah Moenkedick combined for 33 assists Tuesday as Verndale made it two in a row with a 3-1 victory over Swanville. Continue Reading

Pirates open with 36-32 win over Hancock

September 7, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Dillon Card rushed for three touchdowns and passed for one as the Verndale Pirates overpowered a pass-happy Hancock crew 36-32 in their season opener. Continue Reading

Close vote on Verndale school addition could set up another in 2013

September 5, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Defeated by 48 votes in their bid for a $3.995 million addition to the Verndale School, 15-20 “Vote Yes” supporters, both young and old, dropped in on the Sept. 20 meeting of the District 818 board. Continue Reading

Pirates lack size, experience on offensive line

September 5, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Mike Mahlen and his Verndale Pirates will need help on the line this season to make any progress in the Pheasant Conference. Continue Reading

Pirates come up short in 3-1 loss to Panthers

September 5, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

The Verndale Pirates bowed to a quick Parkers Prairie club 3-1 in the season opener for both clubs Tuesday in Parkers. Continue Reading

Pirates have five starters back for 2012 volleyball campaign

August 27, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

The Verndale Pirates jump into their 2012 volleyball season with experience in the starting ranks.
Shelley Glenz will have five of her starters back, led by the team’s lone senior, outside hitter Teresa Moenkedick. Continue Reading

Gym concerns may have affected Verndale vote

August 17, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Concerns regarding the addition of another gymnasium to the Verndale School may have been the main reason for the defeat of a $3.995 million building bond proposal Tuesday, in a 300-252 vote by District 818 residents. Continue Reading

England Prairie getting ready for this year’s Show Days

August 17, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

The 33rd anniversary England Prairie Pioneer Days will be held Aug. 24-26 south of Wadena and Verndale near Wadena County Road 1, and local volunteers are working to get the show ready. Continue Reading