Category: Local News

Trucks, trains and infrastructure

  By Andy Labdon Revitalization and improvement to Wadena has been at the forefront of most people’s minds this last 18 months or so, and one aspect that has been the topic of conversation...

Fish fry sold out – again

By Charlene Wirtz The Mallard Wildlife Federation once again last Sunday filled the Rose Valley Community Hall for their annual fish fry. The fish was accompanied by salads, potatoes and tartar sauce for a...

Iceberg alley on Quill Lakes

. Water levels have risen significantly to half-submerge the watch tower, left, at the wetlands. On the horizon to the right a small iceberg has toppled the feeding station bins.

Protests lined up for libraries

A province-wide effort to protest recent cuts to library funding is taking place Friday, April 7 at noon. Library supporters are being asked to Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) at their MLA’s office or...

Land: Who is buying and selling

By Charlene Wirtz Farm land prices, it seems, have gone through the roof lately, and there have been a lot of rumours about who is buying land and why the prices went up. The...

Talents showcased at skate club’s finale

By Charlene Wirtz The progress of the town’s skaters was evident during Wadena Skating Club’s annual carnival held on March 17. Appropriately the theme was St. Patrick’s Day Parade with plenty of green and...

LOCATED Wadena RCMP report missing person

Marlene Ukrainetz, 69, of Insinger was reported missing since 3:30 this morning, March 27. She is described as Caucasian female, approximately 5’4” tall, 190 lbs., with short light brown hair and blue eyes. She...

Quinoa: New ‘miracle crop’ hits town

By Andy Labdon The push to grow the little-known speciality quinoa crop was evident in a presentation to farmers held in Wadena last week. About a dozen attended the event sponsored by Northern Quinoa...

Telemiracle 41 activities a hit with students

By Andy Labdon Last week the students from Wadena Elementary participated in a number of activities to raise funds for Telemiracle 41. Activities included Twin Day, Western Day, Tacky Dress-Up Thursday, and a Diamond...

Community Planning Meeting

The Wadena Community Legion Hall was the venue for the public planning meeting that was held Thursday evening, Dec. 1. About 40 curious and committed residents of varying ages and backgrounds attended workshop-style event,...

Time is running out.

Time is running out for the Quill Lakes region with waters continuing to rise, and it is in the process of becoming one of the worst economic natural disasters due in the history of...