Category: Local News

Fair and Parade in Kelvington

The 93rd Kelvington Agricultural Fair was held July 30 to Aug. 1, with the added attraction of a new event, a vintage tractor pull. The parade was yet another showcase of all that is...

Wheatbelt Sales at half a century

It was an evening of accolades and mutual respect on Aug. 5, with no shortage of good stories, when Bill Sowa and crew celebrated Wheatbelt Sales’ 50+ years in business. An estimated 450-500 people, a...

Students Out and About

On June 28, a project spearheaded by Dawn Lorenzen and Shelly Campbell educated students on the benefits of volunteering. Their volunteering project is a way for students to gain personal confidence and make a...

Let’s Go to Waskesiu

From June 22-24, more than 50 Wadena Composite students from grades 7 to 9 spent a majority of their final week of school camping in Prince Albert National Park. Upon arrival at Waskesiu, the...

Wadena Co-op Home Centre Grand Opening

Burgers and soft drinks were available over the midday hours last Thursday when the Wadena Co-op Home Centre held its grand opening, complete with celebratory cake and a ribbon-cutting by the mayor of Wadena....

Rhubarb Rocks!

The Kelvington Heritage Art and Cultural Society held its first Rhubarb Festival at the Old Station House on June 18. The Rhubarb Festival, a simple but novel idea, came to the Society when a...

A Toothily Tireless Engineer

The castor Canadensis, commonly known as the North American beaver, has increased its population in Saskatchewan, causing a great headache for some farmers and landowners. Due to the number of beavers culled, concern has...

Lion Bernie

For the last 26 years, Bernard Rutko has been a visible volunteer in Wadena, organizing community events and volunteering his time for the causes he believes in. On May 7, a banquet and awards...

Students Recognized for Volunteer Commitment

Doug Kelln, CEO of SaskEnergy, was the honoured guest on June 2 at the SaskEnergy Volunteer Champion Awards, which recognized the junior volunteers for Meals On Wheels in Wadena. The event, organized by Mary...

Spaghetti Supper for New Daycare

The Little Whalers Daycare, a much-needed service in Wadena, has submitted to the government an application for a licensed, subsidized daycare. If approved, the daycare centre would be an add-on to the Wadena Elementary School,...

What the Kids are Up To

Is there a child in the world who doesn’t enjoy operating a lemonade stand on a sunny day? These little ones were in business in front of their daycare on the north end of...

Farmers, Horses and Days of Old

The P.A.L.S. (Performing Arts and Leisure Society) Draft Horse Field Days were held at Rama on the Victoria Day weekend. The two-day spring event started each morning with a customary pancake breakfast, followed by...

Cemetery to Have Benches

Way back in 2012, a small group of people was responsible for organizing the Wadena Homecoming Centennial celebrations. For two years, Meaghan Bilokraly, Bill Filipchuk, Dawn and Jay Lorenzen, Sharon Nedjelski, Lisa Ochitwa and...

RCMP Won’t Proceed Against Senator Wallin

As of May 19, Senator Pamela Wallin can breathe a little easier due to the news that the RCMP has closed its three-year-long investigation into allegations about fraudulent expense claims. This closure follows on...

Wadena Peewees Pull Off Hat Trick

Wadena welcomed the Saskatoon Bruisers, Saskatoon Blues and Shellbrook for the inaugural Boys Softball League games at the Wadena Sports Grounds on May 15. Ahead was a full day of softball, with the (under...

The Curling Coach’s Perspective

Elite performance is determined by a number of factors: natural talent, hours of dedicated training and coaching. The performance of an athlete hinges not just upon physical prowess but also upon attitude. The athlete’s...

Musical comedy for WPT

The latest production by Wadena Players Theatre is another hit! Filled with humour and music, Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant garnered laughter and standing ovations during its three-day run in Wadena. Picture this: Clara...

RCMP investigating suspicious fires

About 10:30 a.m. on May 10, the Wadena Volunteer Fire department was called out to an unoccupied farmyard several miles southeast of Kuroki to support the Margo Volunteer Fire Department in dealing with a structural...