Wadena News

Mikush off to junior provincials

Following a full weekend of curling, four junior ladies’ and four junior men’s teams qualified for the junior provincials to be held in Humboldt in January. Dustin Mikush of Wadena was on Team Cherpin,...

Secondhand store opens on Main Street

Mallard Diversified Services (Mallard Industries) of Wadena has opened a new business on Main Street. Wash and Wear now incorporates a used clothing store as well as the laundromat. Brenda Eyre, left, and Sydney...

‘Big shoes’ needed to fill Sask. Party seat

In what was the most anticipated event in local politics this year, the Saskatchewan Party held its nomination meeting last Thursday to see who would replace one of the party’s original founders in the...

Rescued raptor, Part II

What was initially a good story at the pancake breakfast table on Thursday, Oct. 16, turned out to be an adventure in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation later. The story of the injured red-tailed hawk...

Surreal Saskatchewan shown in Kelvington

The Kelvington Arts and Culture Society brought another art exhibit to town, set up in the Kelvington High School (KHS) art room during the week of October 13. Puzzle Piece in a Saskatchewan Corn...

Not just another day at the office

While riveted to the computer screen watching events unfold on Parliament Hill on the morning of Oct. 21, the News received word that a former Wadena resident was on lockdown in his office on...

Not quite in the bin

This is what 140,000 bushels of oats look like. These were combined on approximately seven quarters on the S&R Berezuik Farm during the last couple weeks.

When a train derails at your front yard

With the Clair derailment now off most people’s minds and away from the national media spotlight, those who live in the immediate area of the accident are left with unanswered questions. Nick Kaweski and...

On his way to Wadena

The award-winning Jimmy Rankin came to fame with his siblings as a member of The Rankin Family from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and has been an international favourite ever since. Maybe that’s why tickets...

Police service dogs not just pretty faces

The community of Wadena played host to some canines in training last week when four-legged candidates for the RCMP Police Service Dog (PSD) program were put through some training exercises. Using the greenspace behind...

And the winner is Codie Prevost

He’s done it again — picked up an award — this time the 2014 Country Recording of the Year from the Western Canadian Music Awards.  The WCMAs honour musicians and songwriters from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta,...