Wadena News

Local student wins provincial essay contest

During a ceremony held March 26, Wadena Elementary School Grade 4 student Jenna Pomedli was awarded top honours in the SaskTel Pioneers provincial essay competition. Pioneers manager Darrell Liebrecht from Regina, and past-president of...

Wildcat Atoms take league banner

Nothing is more gratifying as a coach or parent than watching your team win a championship. And so it was on Saturday, March 21, for the coaches and fans as the second day of...

Trekking across the frozen lakes

Since the flooding of the Quill Lakes started a few years ago, Ken Kerluke has joked to his cousin Lawrence Haskey, my father, about getting in a boat and going to Dafoe for breakfast....

Wash & Wear is keeping it local

What started from the seed of an idea officially became reality as Mallard Diversified Industries celebrated its foray into retail last Monday morning in Wadena. Special guests, board members and supporters were all on...

Vintage Pencil turns up

When Florence Christianson was helping her mom Merle Coates clean out a few items, she came across this vintage pencil from Newman & Fransen, a former business in Wadena. The pencil reads: “Newman & Fransen,...

Getting the job done admirably

It was all hands on deck at Wadena Hospital on Friday, March 13, as staff dealt with the aftermath of a schoolbus rollover that occurred near Elfros that morning. The nine paramedics from Wynyard,...

Fun Day moves indoors

Wadena Elementary School had its Winter Fun Day on March 13. Warm temperatures, rain and subsequent refreezing overnight meant the outdoor snow activities had to be cancelled, but the school improvised. And they were off...

Another one bites the dust

Last week the former Wadena Insurance building located on the west side of Wadena’s Main Street was demolished. According to the history book and those who remember, in 1958 the building housed Tweidt Agencies...

Everybody dance now!

The annual Dance Kraze competition put on by the Wadena School of Dance filled the town with people from all over the province during the weekend of March 14-15. These girls from Kelvington School of...

Another eight-ender!

The red rocks on sheet two at the Wadena curling rink are red hot and smokin’! This is the second time in a week that players have pulled off an eight-ender on that ice with...

Breaker Breaker: Each generation to its own

There has long been a belief that every subsequent generation is weaker, slower and lazier than the last. Safety and political correctness suffocate the young of today to the extent that the following incident...

Locals attend Telemiracle 39

The people of Saskatchewan rallied for the 39th time to raise money to help residents in need of medical care and equipment, funds for travel and accommodation, and more. This year we raised more...

There’s always a next time

Just as the sun was going down a few Sundays ago, the tags on Francis Kayseas’s fish line shook with promise. As he tried to pull in the 12-lb. line with what seemed to...

Eight-ender!

Bob Reynolds’ rink from Foam Lake boasted an eight-ender in the third end of a game against Dane Ward’s team last Thursday night during the Wadena men’s bonspiel/ Quill Plains C-Event semi-final. Left to...