Wadena News

Derek Sunshine new chief at FLFN

Seven residents took a run at the top job at Fishing Lake First Nation during elections held Feb. 26. Coming out of a tie-breaker with a new title was Derek Sunshine when Gordon Alger,...

Fundraiser Extraordinaire

The Rose Valley Kinette Club held a steak supper, cake walk, silent and live auction on March 1 to raise money for Telemiracle 39. Lars Halvorson attended the fundraiser, as did Telemiracle Teddy. Photo...

Trying on the suit

Margo volunteer firefighters gathered at the village hall, where the village is reviewing its emergency management plan. Margo volunteer firefighter Marc Andreas, left, dons the suit while Fire Chief Jim Peszko looks on during...

No getting out of jail free

E&K Dollar Variety once again hosted a pancake breakfast and jail ‘n’ bail to raise money for Telemiracle 39. Till early afternoon on Feb. 22, volunteers were busy cooking for the crowds who came...

JJ Guy releases CD of ‘unique’ tunes

Lintlaw’s JJ Guy has just released his sixth CD, a fiddle collaboration with well-known fellow fiddler Gordon Stobbe. Just arriving home from the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous in Whitehorse, where he and Stobbe performed, Guy...

Davids meet Goliaths on the ice

A unique pair of hockey games provided some fun for opposing sizes of players during a recent Telemiracle event held in Wadena. Photo courtesy Yvonne Linnen. Wadena Kin Club member Lisa McMartin said it...

Move over!

For those who spend a lot of time driving, sharing the road with emergency vehicles comes as second nature. However, an incident in Wadena prompted one concerned citizen to call the News with some...

Pastor Kienle hands over the reins

The New Life Community Church found new leadership last fall. Long-time pastor Karl Kienle, looking to retire, had been searching for someone to take over his duties at the church. Through mutual acquaintances he...

The flooding of the Quill Lakes

There has been discussion for much of the past year regarding the continuing rise of the Quill Lakes. From their 2006 levels of approximately 516m (Big Quill) and 518m (Little Quill), the lakes have...

Local outfitter retires after 16 years

After years of spotting for ducks, plucking feathers and hosting American hunters, well-known local outfitter Reg Glennie has decided to hang up — er, unplug — the decoys. Reg, spotting ducks. Glennie started outfitting...

More than 200 snowmobiles hit the trails

The 29th annual Trailblazer snowmobile poker derby took place on Feb. 7 with 210 snowmobiles registered. A breakfast of pancakes and sausage was supplied by the Kelvington Men’s Club and registration took place in...