Author: Wadena News

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...