Wadena News

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...

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...