Author: Wadena News

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...

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...

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...

Two sold-out performances in Rose Valley

Just like the recent weather, amateur theatre has stormed into Rose Valley. Left to right, back row, Frances Ekstrom, Cecil Opheim, Ryan Calder, Rick Farber, Pat Casement, JoAnne Gantt; front, Dianne Zagrodney-Ball, Val Bjerland,...

Let’s Get Rolling

Grade 7 students from Wadena Composite School partook in wheelchair sports awareness on April 13. They were introduced to the chairs, to the rules, and finally to a game. Photo: Andy Labdon

Let’s Have Breakfast at School

Every month Wadena Composite School holds a Pink Day in support of anti-bullying awareness, and students are offered pink pancakes, along with sausages and fruit, for breakfast. Brooke McMartin, left, and Shelby Campbell do...

The Big Eight-Two

Noreen Petersen’s daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Dwayne Kapeluck from Quill Lake, helped her celebrate her 82nd birthday at the Rose Valley Seniors’ Centre. Dwayne says Marilyn baked the cake but he did the...

Wadena’s Annual Gun and Hobby Show

The Wadena Gun and Hobby Show organized by the Lions Club drew more than 500 visitors to the one-day event held April 9 at the hall. The official opening time was 10 a.m. but...

Friendship Club dedicated to community

The Friendship Club has made a contribution to the Kelvington Health Care Facility Foundation through their combined efforts over the years. The remaining members of the Friendship Club are, left to right, Hazel Brown, Hazel Gwilliam,...

New pastors at New Life

The future of the New Life Community Church is in new hands. At its helm are pastors Paul and Carmen Born from Canora. They have been working alongside pastors Brent and Mavis Watson, who...

Snow in April

How things looked last Wednesday morning from the steps of the Wadena News when office boy Rueben Dog surveyed the great outdoors.

Wadena Co-op looks back at 2015

On March 22, the Wadena Co-operative Association held its annual general meeting for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2015. A total sum of $427,656.00 would be paid out during Equity Days, April 6...

Team Sask feted in Wadena

The Wadena Curling Club gave a “golden celebration” on April 6 to welcome the gold medal winners of the Optimist U18 International Curling Championship held in Edmonton March 30 to April 3. Team Saskatchewan...

To the Frozen Yukon

I experienced one of the hardest hunts of my life in October 2015, deep in the remote and dangerous wilds of Yukon Territory. The weather had turned awful, the snow had fallen to a...

Students Attend Rural Education Congress

Wadena Composite School (WCS) students Lena Marcocchio, Shayna Campbell, Avery McMartin and Haley Bilokraly, along with teacher Shelly Campbell, were part of Horizon School Division and Engelfeld Protestant Separate School Division’s e-journalism team covering...

Literary Event at Quill Lake School

The annual Poetry Day for kindergarten to Grade 3 classes at Quill Lake School was held March 17, followed by the Division II Storytelling Competition for grades 4, 5 and 6. Students gave entertaining...

Last Fishing Derby of the Season

The Easter Day fishing derby hosted by Kelvington Legion Branch #19 at Greenwater Lake Provincial Park was popular on a warm sunny afternoon. Temperatures edged up above freezing, with a slight breeze diffused by a...

Team Reid raises $2900 at First Event

Team Reid’s first annual Hopping Towards Awareness fundraiser was held March 20 at the Wadena Elementary School. The event offered face-painting, temporary tattoos, a petting zoo with rabbits, photos with the Easter Bunny, Easter crafts,...

Vikings Cinch Wheatland Championship

The Naicam Senior Vikings hoisted the cup on March 13 after winning the best-of-five final series over the Craik Warriors. Naicam Senior Vikings, Wheatland Senior Hockey League Champions 2015-16: left to right, back row,...

Wadena Cadet Makes Chilean Trek

There are youth clubs and there are youth clubs, but one of the best around is the federally funded Royal Canadian Air, Army and Sea Cadets. This national program for Canadians aged 12-18 promises...