Category: People

Mmm . . . Cookies!

It has been 15 years now, and Operation Cookie Bag in Rose Valley is still going strong. Gathered to bag cookies for the operation are, left to right, Valerie Bjerland, Terry Quaal, Sheila Walker,...

Making the best of things

If you write a letter to Santa and then end up in the hospital over Christmas, you hope Santa will know where to find you. Perhaps one too many Christmas carols or the same...

Boy goes to the States for eye surgery

Tanner Housden is eight, and his eyes have wobbled since he was 17 months old. Nystagmus, or “dancing eyes,” is a condition that causes the eyes to move involuntarily. The extent to which the...

An afternoon tradition for the ladies

The Baptist Church in Wadena was buzzing on Dec. 6 as once again the ladies held their annual Christmas program. The church was nearly full for the afternoon of singing and devotion, with Marilee...

Jones to officiate at winter games

Chelsea Jones was recently selected as one of six to be part of the officiating team at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. The announcement was made by the Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA) and the...

Secondhand store opens on Main Street

Mallard Diversified Services (Mallard Industries) of Wadena has opened a new business on Main Street. Wash and Wear now incorporates a used clothing store as well as the laundromat. Brenda Eyre, left, and Sydney...

‘Big shoes’ needed to fill Sask. Party seat

In what was the most anticipated event in local politics this year, the Saskatchewan Party held its nomination meeting last Thursday to see who would replace one of the party’s original founders in the...

Not just another day at the office

While riveted to the computer screen watching events unfold on Parliament Hill on the morning of Oct. 21, the News received word that a former Wadena resident was on lockdown in his office on...

When a train derails at your front yard

With the Clair derailment now off most people’s minds and away from the national media spotlight, those who live in the immediate area of the accident are left with unanswered questions. Nick Kaweski and...

And the winner is Codie Prevost

He’s done it again — picked up an award — this time the 2014 Country Recording of the Year from the Western Canadian Music Awards.  The WCMAs honour musicians and songwriters from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta,...

A night in the life of a volunteer firefighter

It is 4 a.m. when John wakes up to a loud buzzing. Groping for the nightstand, he finds his phone and reads the text. “All firefighters report immediately; house fire six miles east of town,”...