Author: Wadena News

High energy weekend for dance competition

By Charlene Wirtz The Wadena School of Dance once again hosted the Dance Kraze competition for regional clubs on the weekend of March 11-12 at the Wadena Composite School. Dancers from 16 clubs attended,...

Quinoa: New ‘miracle crop’ hits town

By Andy Labdon The push to grow the little-known speciality quinoa crop was evident in a presentation to farmers held in Wadena last week. About a dozen attended the event sponsored by Northern Quinoa...

Telemiracle 41 activities a hit with students

By Andy Labdon Last week the students from Wadena Elementary participated in a number of activities to raise funds for Telemiracle 41. Activities included Twin Day, Western Day, Tacky Dress-Up Thursday, and a Diamond...

Community Planning Meeting

The Wadena Community Legion Hall was the venue for the public planning meeting that was held Thursday evening, Dec. 1. About 40 curious and committed residents of varying ages and backgrounds attended workshop-style event,...

Time is running out.

Time is running out for the Quill Lakes region with waters continuing to rise, and it is in the process of becoming one of the worst economic natural disasters due in the history of...

Rustic Havens Grand Opening

Rustic Havens Grand Opening Ribbon cutting ceremony, left to right- Sydney Bodnaryk, Brenda Eyre, Elaine Wurtz MDSI Board of Directors, Jodelle Mierke MDSI Supervisor, Aime Mc Niel Executive Director for SARC, Erin Zorn (rear)...

Youth conference encourages empowerment.

FISHING LAKE Youth conference encourages empowerment. Around 150 students attended the second annual youth conference took place last Nov. 23 at Percey Severight Memorial Hall in Kylemore. Organized by Fishing Lake First Nation and...

BOOZE!

Wadena to see new liquor store Wadena will see a new player in the liquor market with the local Co-op association being the successful bidder in the government instigated privatization of stores. The tender...

Students create memorable presentations.

Wadena schools pay their respects The Wadena Elementary School commemorated Remembrance Day on November 10, with the entire school participating. The Grade 5s led the singing for O Canada, This Little Light of Mine,...

Communities honour in different ways.

    The Kelvington Remembrance Day service was held at the Community Hall. Piper Candace Patrick led the entry of the Legion and the Colour Party. Piper Candace Patrick leads the colour party for...

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...

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...

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...

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,...