Category: Local News

Gun & Hobby Show returns to Wadena

By Charlene Wirtz April 12 saw the Wadena Lions’ Annual Gun and Hobby Show return to the Wadena Community Legion Hall. Attendance was down slightly from last year but vendor tables were crowded, with...

Music warmed the air

By Susan Lowndes What a week! It was the music in the air that brought beautiful spring temperatures to the district as Kelvington hosted the annual Quill Plains Music Festival April 7th to 9th....

Co-op Equity Days

April 9 and 10 were hectic as over half the membership took advantage of mild weather to pick up their equity cheques from the Co-op store in Wadena and support the beef-on-a-bun fundraiser, which...

First Spring Flea Market in Archerwill

A good crowd turned out to the Archerwill Public Library’s first Spring Flea Market, held March 29 at the Centennial Centre. Twenty-seven vendor tables displayed a variety of new and used goods – something...

Invermay celebrates cultural diversity

Submitted  The cultural diversity of Invermay and surrounding area was celebrated March 16 at the first of three events to be hosted at the Golden Age Club. Shirley Wolfe-Keller, former chief of the Fishing Lake and...

Water Woes in Wadena

Water main break forces dry day, boil-water advisory By Alison Squires Imagine a world without running water on a regular basis, like it was in the “old days,” the pioneers would say. Such was...

Health Care Facility lottery gets underway

By Susan Lowndes Kickoff for the Kelvington and District Health Care Facility Foundation lottery took place March 5 at the Kelvington Legion Community Centre. Charlene Currie, chairperson of the lottery fundraising committee, said the...

Summer’s not the only time to play

By Charlene Wirtz Margo held its second annual Winter Fun Days over the weekend of Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, with a variety of activities for everyone. It turned out to be too cold...

Council considers helicopter refuelling station

By Alison Squires A presentation to Wadena town council by STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) suggested that Wadena would be a good location for the helicopter service’s refuelling station. “In Wadena you are...

Sleigh rides were a popular activity during FLFN's Winter Fest. Even the dog didn't seem to mind being in the middle

Winter Fest at Fishing Lake First Nation

By Alison Squires It took Sheryl Kayseas two months and with the help of the recreation committee and a handful of volunteers, the first Fishing Lake First Nation (FLFN) Winter Fest was held over...

Left to right, Amelia and Owen Swiderski and Karla Elmy. Amelia is the new dental therapist in Kelvington and Karla is her assistant.

New dental therapist comes to area

By Susan Lowndes Kelvington is welcoming a new dental therapist to the community, in a position left vacant when Dr. Fouad Abounassar left three years ago. Amelia Swiderski, a registered dental therapist who comes...

Wadena's volunteer firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire inside the stack behind the bathroom wall in a house on First Street NW on Feb. 17. Heat tape is the suspected cause.

Common repair method cause for concern

By Alison Squires Two fires kept Wadena Volunteer Fire Department busy when a garage was destroyed on Feb. 10 and a house fire caused the evacuation of an elderly couple and their son exactly...

The Prairie Women on Snowmobiles sang a tune with the Pipestone Men's Choir at the supper held in Kelvington on Feb. 6.

Riding across the Prairies for a cure

By Susan Lowndes There are a dozen events you can take part in or attend to raise money for cancer research, among them Relay For Life, Movember and Golf Fore the Cure. Or you...

Search for missing sledder ends in tragedy

Search for missing sledder ends in tragedy

By Susan Lowndes On Saturday, Jan. 11, Dennis Malischewski left his home in Kelvington on his snowmobile and never returned. Searchers found him next to his machine four days later, not far from town....

Missy’s restaurant leaves Margo

Missy’s restaurant, owned and operated by Michelle Andreas, closed its doors this past fall. Once the gymnasium at Margo School, the building was relocated to Hwy.5 across from the village’s east entrance and repurposed...

Volunteers find missing snowmobiler

The Kelvington snowmobile community rallied on Monday morning to search for a local man who was last seen the morning of Jan. 11, 2014. RCMP reported Malischewski as an overdue traveller the afternoon of...