Category: Events

Crop tour at Rose Valley

ProSoils in Rose Valley sponsored a crop tour last Wednesday morning, combining a wealth of knowledge for area producers. Approximately 30 acres had been planted with 13 different varieties (Canterra, Brett  Young, Dekalb) of...

Art Art Art Art Art

The Kelvington Heritage Art and Cultural Society has been bringing art shows of a calibre previously reserved for the likes of local artist Rose Steadman. In July, Heavy Metal, a collection of artwork by...

Let’s all go to the drive-in

The Quill Lake Sports Grounds filled up on Sunday evening, Aug. 10, for the InVigor Outdoor Movie Night sponsored by Bayer CropScience. Bayer representative Brent Pitts of Humboldt suggested the location, chosen because of...

Coming home to Archerwill

Residents and former residents of Archerwill and surrounding farms came home on the August long weekend to celebrate their community’s 90th birthday. Violet Miller, who was the News correspondent for many years, came out...

The way we were

Families from near and far came to enjoy Wadena Museum’s Vintage Day on July 27. This was the 20th annual event and featured horse-drawn wagon rides, tours of the Brice House and other museum...

Hypnotist, horses and happy tykes

Kelvington’s 91st fair had it all. Chucks and chariots for the betting crowd, rock-climbing for the youngsters, music, flame-twirling and a hypnotist in the entertainment hall, and ball, ball and more ball. There was...

Town & Country Fair 2014

The parade, outdoor sports, ball games and horse events had to be cancelled but, despite the soggy weekend, portions of the Wadena Town & Country Fair carried on, rain or shine, on the first...

Last rummage at Perigord ‘mall’

The concept of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle was fashionable in Perigord long before the world proclaimed it the responsible thing to do. Purchasing used clothing, happy customers of the “Perigord Mall” have outfitted their children...

Spaghetti supper raises $6000

The Wadena Kin Club held a spaghetti supper on June 23 to benefit the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Organizer Wendy Parish scoops meat sauce onto spaghetti for Doris Haskey. The evening included an art auction,...

Brice House turns 100

Despite weather that was really meant for ducks, museum buffs along with special guests attended the Brice House centennial celebrations hosted by the Wadena and District Museum on June 7. The house was beautifully...

Just right for a run

The Third Annual Charity of Your Choice run was held in Wadena on June 19. Although it rained most of the day, the sky cleared up just in time for the roads to dry...

Custom, vintage & cool

The 6th Annual Show and Shine was held June 7 at the Wadena Rec Centre as part of the Family Weekend sponsored by the Wadena District Lions Club. Owners from as far away as Kamsack,...

Pancakes popular, tours terrific

The Wadena and District Museum opened for the season on June 7 with a pancake breakfast and free tours. Visitors got to explore the outbuildings as well as walk around the grounds at the museum. The...

Acclaimed local artists featured

Friday, May 30, was the launching of this summer’s art shows in Kelvington and the calibre of the weekend’s art is a reflection of the Heritage Art Committee’s commitment to the arts in this...

Hundreds attend weekend event

When rural communities decide to raise money, they do it big and they do it with eyebrow-raising success. The Men’s Club had a real assembly line going early Saturday morning for breakfast-making. On the...

Show ‘n’ Share in St. Front

A show ‘n’ share was held in the basement of the Roman Catholic Church in St. Front on May 1. It attracted dozens of presenters and browsers. Mary Bussiere (of St. Front) created a necktie...

A teddybear day keeps the terrors away

Local schoolchildren got a chance to see how the medical system works when paramedics visited the teddy bear clinic as part of EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week. The teddy bear clinic for the kindergarten...

Growing and grown girls gather

The Wadena United Church held its annual mother/daughter banquet on May 26 with a lot of good food and conversation. More than 70 mothers, daughters, grandmothers, great-grandmothers and friends attended the supper held in...

Health fair raises money for walking trails

Kelvington went Stepping into Health and Wellness on May 24. With Cameron Choquette (third from left), a member of the Health Action Team, are health fair helpers (left to right) Coralee Donald, Aliya Geck,...