Category: Local News

Quill Lake School of Dance 2016

Shoot for the Stars was the theme for the Quill Lake School of Dance annual recital on the evening of April 11. The crowd settled into their seats with popcorn and refreshments to enjoy...

Spring Gardening Expo in Kelvington

The latest fundraiser for Kelvington-based EC-SARBI (East-Central Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured), the province’s only rurally located rehabilitation centre for brain injury, proved as popular as previous fundraisers, drawing attendees...

Dance Yourself Dizzy

The Wadena Vohon Ukrainian Dance Club held its annual recital on April 17. The large troupe showcased its expanding skills to an audience of friends, neighbours and family. The afternoon opened with the Canadian...

Farm Youth Spend Day on Campus

Members of the Kelvington 4-H Grain Club went to the Saskatoon Research and Development Centre on the University of Saskatchewan campus this spring. They learned about biotechnology and plant genetics, something many do not...

Spring and Summer Bring Out Car Thieves

Wandering out to the parking lot where your vehicle was, only to find an empty space, instantly brings on a sense of disbelief. With thieves constantly evolving new ways to steal it, your ride...

We Play Ball in Winter

Josh Ochitwa, Griffen Helberg, Koby Faubert and Luke Scutchings, part of the Wadena boys’ softball program, completed their winter training season with Team Saskatchewan’s High Performance Program. The program, which further develops provincial team...

Colour and Company

Paint and Pint Night arrived in Hendon recently when a group of area women decided to try an entertainment idea that combines creativity and socializing. Left to right, back row, instructor Armand Roy, Candace...

Two sold-out performances in Rose Valley

Just like the recent weather, amateur theatre has stormed into Rose Valley. Left to right, back row, Frances Ekstrom, Cecil Opheim, Ryan Calder, Rick Farber, Pat Casement, JoAnne Gantt; front, Dianne Zagrodney-Ball, Val Bjerland,...

Let’s Get Rolling

Grade 7 students from Wadena Composite School partook in wheelchair sports awareness on April 13. They were introduced to the chairs, to the rules, and finally to a game. Photo: Andy Labdon

Let’s Have Breakfast at School

Every month Wadena Composite School holds a Pink Day in support of anti-bullying awareness, and students are offered pink pancakes, along with sausages and fruit, for breakfast. Brooke McMartin, left, and Shelby Campbell do...

The Big Eight-Two

Noreen Petersen’s daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Dwayne Kapeluck from Quill Lake, helped her celebrate her 82nd birthday at the Rose Valley Seniors’ Centre. Dwayne says Marilyn baked the cake but he did the...

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...