Wadena News

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Wadena Peewees Pull Off Hat Trick

Wadena welcomed the Saskatoon Bruisers, Saskatoon Blues and Shellbrook for the inaugural Boys Softball League games at the Wadena Sports Grounds on May 15. Ahead was a full day of softball, with the (under...

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The Curling Coach’s Perspective

Elite performance is determined by a number of factors: natural talent, hours of dedicated training and coaching. The performance of an athlete hinges not just upon physical prowess but also upon attitude. The athlete’s...

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Musical comedy for WPT

The latest production by Wadena Players Theatre is another hit! Filled with humour and music, Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant garnered laughter and standing ovations during its three-day run in Wadena. Picture this: Clara...

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RCMP investigating suspicious fires

About 10:30 a.m. on May 10, the Wadena Volunteer Fire department was called out to an unoccupied farmyard several miles southeast of Kuroki to support the Margo Volunteer Fire Department in dealing with a structural...

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This week’s cartoon was submitted by Dean Bodnaryk of Wadena.

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Greenhouses open for the season

Greenhouses have flung their doors wide open to a host of keen gardeners. The early warm weather has green thumbs of all ages racing to plant their shrubs and perennials, looking forward to the...

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Children to Have Their Playground Now

Construction began May 6 on the new Lintlaw Playground. For playground committee president Alicia Guy, it is the culmination of an idea that the group began to raise funds for a year ago. Lynn Verbeek,...

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School Crossing Guards on the Job

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) Saskatchewan highlights traffic safety and trains students to help their fellow pupils get to and from school safely. Its School Safety Patrol Program has been in operation since 1951...

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Just Don’t Burn Right Now

On April 30 the Lintlaw Fire Department attended to a fire started by a single errant spark from a welding operation. Even though all precautions had been taken, that spark soon turned into an...

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Fire-Damaged Fire Hall Retired to Farm

Remains of the old fire hall in Rose Valley were transported in April to David Iverson’s farm near Nora. The fire hall was damaged beyond use in December 2015, along with the fire trucks...

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Wadena School of Dance 2016

Wadena School of Dance held its annual recital to a standing-room-only crowd on April 24. Thirty-five group performances and 36 solos, duos and trios filled the dance cards of the club’s 70 dancers that afternoon....

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Instructor says goodbye after 45 years

For four-and-a-half decades, Reg Glennie has given the Hunter Firearms Safety course in Wadena, and this is his last. At the start of his career as a schoolteacher in 1971, Glennie attended summer school outdoor...

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Quill Lake School of Dance 2016

Shoot for the Stars was the theme for the Quill Lake School of Dance annual recital on the evening of April 11. The crowd settled into their seats with popcorn and refreshments to enjoy...

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Spring Gardening Expo in Kelvington

The latest fundraiser for Kelvington-based EC-SARBI (East-Central Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured), the province’s only rurally located rehabilitation centre for brain injury, proved as popular as previous fundraisers, drawing attendees...

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Dance Yourself Dizzy

The Wadena Vohon Ukrainian Dance Club held its annual recital on April 17. The large troupe showcased its expanding skills to an audience of friends, neighbours and family. The afternoon opened with the Canadian...

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Farm Youth Spend Day on Campus

Members of the Kelvington 4-H Grain Club went to the Saskatoon Research and Development Centre on the University of Saskatchewan campus this spring. They learned about biotechnology and plant genetics, something many do not...

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Spring and Summer Bring Out Car Thieves

Wandering out to the parking lot where your vehicle was, only to find an empty space, instantly brings on a sense of disbelief. With thieves constantly evolving new ways to steal it, your ride...

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We Play Ball in Winter

Josh Ochitwa, Griffen Helberg, Koby Faubert and Luke Scutchings, part of the Wadena boys’ softball program, completed their winter training season with Team Saskatchewan’s High Performance Program. The program, which further develops provincial team...

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Colour and Company

Paint and Pint Night arrived in Hendon recently when a group of area women decided to try an entertainment idea that combines creativity and socializing. Left to right, back row, instructor Armand Roy, Candace...