Wadena News

A record-setting bull sale

Cattlemen are smiling a little more these days, in light of record high prices at the auction mart. With an unprecedented shortage of beef in North America, the future looks bright for today’s cattle...

Awards celebrate youth in local sports

During the Wadena Minor Sports Association’s windup and annual celebration held on March 30 with a house full of team members, parents and sponsors, the organization reported growing numbers of participants this past year....

Chicken and wine windup

Wadena will never be the same after the recent Chicken and Wine Bonspiel.The rink’s rafters started shaking when crowds started to show up Friday night for draws, and continued Saturday morning with a pancake...

WHATZIT?

Robert Minhinnick, age 90, popped over from his farm at Invermay to show us this nifty little tool that belonged to his grandfather. Anyone care to take a guess at what it is? It...

Hooked on Hunting: Not Just a Trophy

Looking at his dad’s hunting magazines and following him like a shadow is how Jeff Schlachter got hooked on the sport. “I’ve always been interested in hunting,” said Schlachter, not remembering a time when...

You should be dancing, yeah!

It was an afternoon of dance and culture when Wadena Vohon Ukrainian Dance held its annual recital on the afternoon of March 29 at the Wadena Community Legion Hall. More than 30 dancers entertained...

No perfection unless you’re a sunset

Those of us who read are an exacting bunch. Many grew up reading professionally proofread books, back when publishers could still afford to pay someone whose sole purpose was to make sure no spelling...

Some of the Sights

A leisurely drive around the countryside in early spring is one way to spend an hour in the afternoon. You’ll see some things that lift your heart. And some that make your heart fall.

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,...