Category: Local News

Wadena’s Annual Gun and Hobby Show

The Wadena Gun and Hobby Show organized by the Lions Club drew more than 500 visitors to the one-day event held April 9 at the hall. The official opening time was 10 a.m. but...

Friendship Club dedicated to community

The Friendship Club has made a contribution to the Kelvington Health Care Facility Foundation through their combined efforts over the years. The remaining members of the Friendship Club are, left to right, Hazel Brown, Hazel Gwilliam,...

New pastors at New Life

The future of the New Life Community Church is in new hands. At its helm are pastors Paul and Carmen Born from Canora. They have been working alongside pastors Brent and Mavis Watson, who...

Snow in April

How things looked last Wednesday morning from the steps of the Wadena News when office boy Rueben Dog surveyed the great outdoors.

Wadena Co-op looks back at 2015

On March 22, the Wadena Co-operative Association held its annual general meeting for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2015. A total sum of $427,656.00 would be paid out during Equity Days, April 6...

Team Sask feted in Wadena

The Wadena Curling Club gave a “golden celebration” on April 6 to welcome the gold medal winners of the Optimist U18 International Curling Championship held in Edmonton March 30 to April 3. Team Saskatchewan...

To the Frozen Yukon

I experienced one of the hardest hunts of my life in October 2015, deep in the remote and dangerous wilds of Yukon Territory. The weather had turned awful, the snow had fallen to a...

Judge Hands Down Sentence

The courtroom in Wadena on March 17 was nearly empty, save for family and a few interested parties, for the sentencing of Delbert Nanaquetung. It was Delbert, 24, and his brother Donovan Nanaquetung, 28, who...

Rinks in Rama Lost to Fire

The call to the Invermay Fire Department came in at 4:50 a.m. and, with the aid of the Foam Lake Fire Dept., two pumpers and one water hauler were on the scene to deal...

A Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

Murphy was taking a shortcut home through the graveyard when he spotted a headstone that read “Here Lays a Politician and an Honest Man.” “Faith now,” exclaimed Murphy, “how’d they get the two of...

Jail ‘n’ Bail for Telemiracle

Many otherwise upstanding citizens goodnaturedly permitted themselves to be led away in handcuffs for the greater good, which was to raise money for Telemiracle 40. The RCMP played along, ruthlessly arresting the targeted “criminals,” who...

Community Fitness Centre Now Open

The former United Church on First Street NW in Wadena has been transformed into a community facility offering a variety of fitness classes, a fully functional gym, and three instructors in varying disciplines. The...

Round Table for Proprietors

The newly formed Wadena Community Revitalization Committee (WCRC) held its first Business 2 Business Mixer in Wadena’s curling club lounge on Feb. 11. It was something akin to King Arthur’s round table of old,...

Trailblazers Hit the Trail

The community hall opened its doors at 8 a.m. on Feb. 6 to start off the Kelvington Trailblazers snowmobile spectacular. It was the 30th annual rally, and it commenced with a pancake breakfast whose aroma...

Prairie Women Sled Through Towns

Last week the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles (PWOS) held their 16th annual ride to raise money for cancer research. This year’s ride was a 1400-kilometre trip over six days, starting in Prince Albert and finishing...