Category: People

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,”...

Local man marks 100 years

Felix Holt was born Aug. 7, 1914, in Stokka, Norway. His father Ole Holt had immigrated to Outlook, Sask., and worked for the Derdall family, eventually moving to the West Shore District where there...

Wadena Co-op in community 75 years

The Wadena Co-op celebrates its 75th year of business this month. From humble beginnings, the Wadena Co-operative Association now boasts a food store, gas bar, hardware store and a bulk fuel station. There are...

Teacher retires after 32 years

One of the longtime teachers has retired from Wadena Elementary School. Donna Levring, who has taught in Wadena for 32 years, retired in June after a long and fruitful career. Levring received her bachelor of...

Hair’s a way to help cancer patients

This summer, after almost a year of dedication, our 14-year-old son Nicholas Chodak of Margo decided it was time to cut his hair. Last summer when he went to get his hair cut before...