Wadena News

Hockey Day comes to Wadena

    Photos: Charlene Wirtz Watch for our commemorative pullout section in the print edition of Wadena News on Jan. 25.      

Scaly ones absent but not enthusiasm

The 10th annual Scott Wozniak Memorial Fishing Derby was held at Barrier Lake on Dec. 27, 2015. In the biting wind and sub-zero temperatures, contestants settled onto the ice to compete in the annual...

Belle Plaine still our Melanie

The rural air of Saskatchewan seems to inspire excellence. Melanie Hankewich, formerly of Fosston, is a good example. Always musical and always ready to perform, whether singing to her dog or standing up on...

Sliding into the New Year

Four members of the Wadena Curling Club competed in the U.S. Open World Curling Tour in Blaine, Minnesota, on Jan. 1. In the land of giants, from left to right, Scott Comfort, Chad Moir...

Fire at the Fire Hall

When the text “Fire at Rose Valley hall” came through early the morning of Dec. 19, deputy fire Chief Dan Vellieux’s immediate thought was that the town hall was in flames. To his dismay,...

Hockey! Hockey! Hockey!

The highly anticipated Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan has quickly moved up the calendar since its official announcement in October. This Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons, minor hockey games featuring the Wadena Wildcats will take...

Former Kuroki lad pens memoir

Gerald Sliva starts his book-signing sessions with a question. “Do you know where Kuroki is?” The answer might not be what you think. Where is it? Why, three miles south of Tryhubas’ barn, of...

Bridge Out! on 640 Grid

It’s safe to say that few words are necessary. Here is the state of the road and bridge on Grid 640 between Quill Lake and Wynyard. Photo taken last week by Charlene Wirtz.

You never know who will come calling

The Wadena News had an unusual visitor on Aug. 19 shortly after Lori Howe stopped in to alert us to a photo opportunity. A Canada goose was in Mike Pluhator’s back yard just down the...

School Desks in the 1940s and ’50s

The Community Spirit Manor residents from Rose Valley were invited out to the beautiful farmyard of Mike and Doreen Karapita on a July afternoon and all enjoyed a wiener roast and refreshments on the...

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Smoke from the wildfires up north was heavy in the air on Friday afternoon and again on Saturday. Photographs don’t do justice to the intensity of it; but stinging eyes are a testimony if...

Duo performs in Wadena

The Grid Pickers, Rachel and Mike McKerracher, pay close attention to each other as they perform a yodelling song at St. John’s Anglican Church in Wadena on June 26. Originally from Ontario, the couple...