Category: People

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...

Quill Lake School holds fall grad

Graduation ceremonies in Quill Lake were held on Aug. 30 with eight graduates. With Quill Lake School principal Miles Johnson, back left, is the graduating class of 2014. Left to right, standing, Michelle Marshall,...

Local celebrities inducted to Wall of Fame

Horizon School Division pulled out all the stops over the summer, preparing for the 2014-15 school year by designing a new logo, welcoming its first Wall of Fame inductees and hosting a celebration day that...

Smiles make it worth the miles

Every day the people of Archerwill have big smiles on their faces, but the weekend of Aug. 1-3, 2014, gave them reason to smile even more. That’s when the village’s population more than doubled...

Family with local ties helps raise awareness

This coming Saturday is the Safeway Walk for Muscular Dystrophy and at the head of the line will be Georgia Nataraj, the daughter of Crystal (Haskey) and Richard Nataraj of Saskatoon. Georgia was chosen...

Wadena ‘wheeler’ busy over summer

Wadena’s handi-van proved its value as it was well used this summer for a variety of activities. Sydney Melnyk and Tomas Smale served up the grub at a summer fundraiser. Starting with the success...

New program helps improve well-being

The new Wheels-to-Meals program at Wadena Hospital brings together longterm-care patients, Weneeda Park Lodge residents, Mallard Diversified Industries clients and community volunteers along with daycare and school children to share lunch, music, exercises and...

More than 1000 pilgrims come to Rama

The 73rd Annual Pilgrimage at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine Aug. 14-15 drew more than 1000 pilgrims from many different areas in the dioceses of Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. The pilgrimage celebrates the...

Wadena army cadet earns prestigious award

Vernon, B.C. – Cadet Noelle Proznick of Wadena was the recipient of the Lieutenant-General J.E. Vance Award at the final parade and sunset ceremony at Vernon Cadet Summer Training Centre. Reviewing officer The Honourable...

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...

Eyre assumes command of 3rd Canadian Division

EDMONTON GARRISON – Members of 3rd Canadian Division gathered the morning of July 18 at Sir Winston Churchill Park, Edmonton Garrison, to say goodbye officially to Major-General Christian Juneau and to welcome their new...