Wadena News

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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...

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Fair and Parade in Kelvington

The 93rd Kelvington Agricultural Fair was held July 30 to Aug. 1, with the added attraction of a new event, a vintage tractor pull. The parade was yet another showcase of all that is...

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Wheatbelt Sales at half a century

It was an evening of accolades and mutual respect on Aug. 5, with no shortage of good stories, when Bill Sowa and crew celebrated Wheatbelt Sales’ 50+ years in business. An estimated 450-500 people, a...

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Students Out and About

On June 28, a project spearheaded by Dawn Lorenzen and Shelly Campbell educated students on the benefits of volunteering. Their volunteering project is a way for students to gain personal confidence and make a...

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Let’s Go to Waskesiu

From June 22-24, more than 50 Wadena Composite students from grades 7 to 9 spent a majority of their final week of school camping in Prince Albert National Park. Upon arrival at Waskesiu, the...

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Wadena Co-op Home Centre Grand Opening

Burgers and soft drinks were available over the midday hours last Thursday when the Wadena Co-op Home Centre held its grand opening, complete with celebratory cake and a ribbon-cutting by the mayor of Wadena....

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Rhubarb Rocks!

The Kelvington Heritage Art and Cultural Society held its first Rhubarb Festival at the Old Station House on June 18. The Rhubarb Festival, a simple but novel idea, came to the Society when a...

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A Toothily Tireless Engineer

The castor Canadensis, commonly known as the North American beaver, has increased its population in Saskatchewan, causing a great headache for some farmers and landowners. Due to the number of beavers culled, concern has...