Wadena News

Two suspects at large after armed robbery

While area emergency personnel were busy at the scene of the train derailment in Clair last Tuesday afternoon, Wynyard RCMP also responded to the report of an armed robbery that was taking place at...

Train derails at Clair

A Canadian National Railway train hauling grain, hydrochloric acid, caustic soda, anhydrous, and petroleum distillate had 26 of its cars jump off the line approximately one kilometre east of Clair around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday,...

A night in the life of a volunteer firefighter

It is 4 a.m. when John wakes up to a loud buzzing. Groping for the nightstand, he finds his phone and reads the text. “All firefighters report immediately; house fire six miles east of town,”...

Rockin’ out at the little wooden church

The winter concert season for Shadow House Concerts has started again, with Jenie Thai, a pianist and singer/songwriter from Edmonton, performing for a small crowd at St. John’s Anglican Church on Thursday night.   Wadena...

Moose are on the move

Motor vehicle collisions with wildlife are increasing and, all over the province, more of these are with moose. As drivers we are accustomed to seeing a flash of reflected light, a lighter silhouette or...

And a good time was had by all

The tables were nearly full as the Wadena Legion held a cabaret on Sept. 19, with musical entertainment by Codie Prevost, the rising country music star who grew up in Archerwill. Prevost, along with...

The Great Plains comes to church

Saskia and Darrel Delaronde, a married duo performing Celtic, bluegrass and folk music under the name The Great Plains, played to thunderous applause from a full house at Kelvington United Church on Sept. 19....

Lovely little 100-year-old church

The St. John’s Anglican Church in Wadena celebrates its centennial this fall, with its longtime house of worship still in use. Some changes have been made, of course, but the church retains its charm...

Local man marks 100 years

Felix Holt was born Aug. 7, 1914, in Stokka, Norway. His father Ole Holt had immigrated to Outlook, Sask., and worked for the Derdall family, eventually moving to the West Shore District where there...

Wadena Co-op in community 75 years

The Wadena Co-op celebrates its 75th year of business this month. From humble beginnings, the Wadena Co-operative Association now boasts a food store, gas bar, hardware store and a bulk fuel station. There are...

Teacher retires after 32 years

One of the longtime teachers has retired from Wadena Elementary School. Donna Levring, who has taught in Wadena for 32 years, retired in June after a long and fruitful career. Levring received her bachelor of...

Developing a vision for the years ahead

On the evening of Sept. 16, residents of Kelvington and area met at the hall for a round table discussion about the future of their community. Some 20 residents along with Mayor Trevor Lowey...

Hair’s a way to help cancer patients

This summer, after almost a year of dedication, our 14-year-old son Nicholas Chodak of Margo decided it was time to cut his hair. Last summer when he went to get his hair cut before...

School year begins with new playground

After only a year, Invermay has its new playground at Invermay School. The project started last June, and fundraising began last August at the Invermay Fair. Other events were held throughout the following year...