Wadena News

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Students create memorable presentations.

Wadena schools pay their respects. Wadena Elementary School. By Charlene Wirtz. The Wadena Elementary School commemorated Remembrance Day on November 10, with the entire school participating. The Grade 5s led the singing for O...

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Communities honour in different ways.

  Kelvington. Piper Candace Patrick leads the colour party for the Kelvington Remembrance Day Service. – Photo by Charlene Wirtz.   KELVINGTON By Charlene Wirtz The Kelvington Remembrance Day service was held at the...

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Town looks to community for input on future.

  Necessary items such as future infrastructure capacity, green space, as well as the location of prospective areas of contamination are key to part of Wadena’s Official Community Plan, alongside the potential for urban...

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Wadena’s working dog wins in Saskatoon

Erin Doherty is still on cloud nine a week after her two-year-old St. Bernard Karma came home with nine ribbons from a recent competition. The Canadian Kennel Club All Breed Show was held in...

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Rustic Havens store now downtown

It was January 2016 when Rustic Havens opened its doors to the public at MDSI (Mallard Diversified Services Inc.). The new venture in home decor made from refinished wood has grown, causing the local organization to think...

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Vintage Ford returns to family of former owner

After more than six decades, Mike Descalchuk’s former dray service vehicle finds its way home. Surrounded by bush near Barrier Lake, the 1928 Ford Model A 5-window coupe was discovered by the current landowner,...

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Families awarded for preserving heritage

A total of 92 Saskatchewan families received the Century Family Farm Award this year. As part of a program to recognize the dedication to farming by many of the province’s founding families, Information Services...

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Powwow at Fishing Lake First Nation

Drummers, singers and dancers came from all over to participate in the mini-powwow held Aug. 26 at the Fishing Lake First Nation sports grounds. People came from communities including Kawacatoose, Muscowekan, Pasqua, Wahpetung and...

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Town & Country Fair 2016

Good weather and a wide variety of events made the most recent Wadena Town & Country Fair, held Aug. 26-28, a resounding success. From the children’s matinees to the horse races, there was something...

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Riding Representative Visits Wadena News

Conservative member of Parliament Cathay Wagantall is nearing the end of her first year representing the Yorkton-Melville riding. As there is little or no formal training or orientation for a new member of Parliament...

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New Office Gets Company

Kim Kozak came in to see if there was a “warranty” on his favourite Wildcats T-shirt, which he has had for eight years. We said there was and supplied him with a replacement.  

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Pleasant View Care Home This Summer

We’ve been busy! We had a wonderful day on June 4 when we had Don and Pat Dosworth celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and also a visit from Leigh and Kirby Anderson on their...

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U-14 Pee Wee Boys Go To Nationals

The Canadian Softball Championship in Saskatoon kicked off Aug. 10 with a banquet at the Gordie Howe Sports Centre, where teams were introduced and local Team Canada pitcher Trevor Ethier spoke to the players...

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Van Corp’s Breakfast Club Most Welcome

Volunteers from the Wadena Van Corporation put on a second successful breakfast on Aug. 17 for seniors in Wadena at Pleasant View Nursing Home (PVCH). The “breakfast club,” as it has come to be...

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Cathay Wagantall Visits Archerwill

Cathay Wagantall, Member of Parliament for Yorkton-Melville, was on a summer swing to meet and greet rural residents. Cathy Wagantall, centre, with Archerwill mayor Myrna Christianson and administrator Geraldine Fountain in the Centennial Gardens...

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Wynyard Blues Take Championship

The final game of the season for the Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League took place in Wynyard on Sunday, Aug. 7. The Wynyard Blues jumped to an early lead in the bottom of one,...

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When the Moon’s a Balloon

For most of human history, the moon has been an important feature for keeping track of time and seasons. The word “month” even derives from “moon” and indicates the amount of time for the...