Wadena News

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...

Enrolment steady at area schools

The new school year began on a beautiful summer day with students arriving in new shoes, splashy backpacks and maybe some with not quite enough sleep in their inventory. Wadena Composite School enrolled 130...

Quill Lake School holds fall grad

Graduation ceremonies in Quill Lake were held on Aug. 30 with eight graduates. With Quill Lake School principal Miles Johnson, back left, is the graduating class of 2014. Left to right, standing, Michelle Marshall,...

Local celebrities inducted to Wall of Fame

Horizon School Division pulled out all the stops over the summer, preparing for the 2014-15 school year by designing a new logo, welcoming its first Wall of Fame inductees and hosting a celebration day that...

Smiles make it worth the miles

Every day the people of Archerwill have big smiles on their faces, but the weekend of Aug. 1-3, 2014, gave them reason to smile even more. That’s when the village’s population more than doubled...

Family with local ties helps raise awareness

This coming Saturday is the Safeway Walk for Muscular Dystrophy and at the head of the line will be Georgia Nataraj, the daughter of Crystal (Haskey) and Richard Nataraj of Saskatoon. Georgia was chosen...

Hark! It’s the harvest haul

  Let the garden-harvest games begin! Roving reporter Ragnar Staf brought in the first of this year’s humongous vegetables. These two zucchini were raised by Elaine Bakken of Rose Valley. The curved one on...

Wadena ‘wheeler’ busy over summer

Wadena’s handi-van proved its value as it was well used this summer for a variety of activities. Sydney Melnyk and Tomas Smale served up the grub at a summer fundraiser. Starting with the success...

New program helps improve well-being

The new Wheels-to-Meals program at Wadena Hospital brings together longterm-care patients, Weneeda Park Lodge residents, Mallard Diversified Industries clients and community volunteers along with daycare and school children to share lunch, music, exercises and...