Wadena News

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...

Rollover results in serious injuries

Wadena emergency personnel responded to a motor vehicle accident just south of Kylemore late Thursday afternoon. Members of the Wadena Volunteer Fire Department record the VIN of the vehicle. A black SUV appeared to...

More than 1000 pilgrims come to Rama

The 73rd Annual Pilgrimage at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine Aug. 14-15 drew more than 1000 pilgrims from many different areas in the dioceses of Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. The pilgrimage celebrates the...

Wadena army cadet earns prestigious award

Vernon, B.C. – Cadet Noelle Proznick of Wadena was the recipient of the Lieutenant-General J.E. Vance Award at the final parade and sunset ceremony at Vernon Cadet Summer Training Centre. Reviewing officer The Honourable...

Crop tour at Rose Valley

ProSoils in Rose Valley sponsored a crop tour last Wednesday morning, combining a wealth of knowledge for area producers. Approximately 30 acres had been planted with 13 different varieties (Canterra, Brett  Young, Dekalb) of...

Art Art Art Art Art

The Kelvington Heritage Art and Cultural Society has been bringing art shows of a calibre previously reserved for the likes of local artist Rose Steadman. In July, Heavy Metal, a collection of artwork by...

Let’s all go to the drive-in

The Quill Lake Sports Grounds filled up on Sunday evening, Aug. 10, for the InVigor Outdoor Movie Night sponsored by Bayer CropScience. Bayer representative Brent Pitts of Humboldt suggested the location, chosen because of...

Coming home to Archerwill

Residents and former residents of Archerwill and surrounding farms came home on the August long weekend to celebrate their community’s 90th birthday. Violet Miller, who was the News correspondent for many years, came out...

The way we were

Families from near and far came to enjoy Wadena Museum’s Vintage Day on July 27. This was the 20th annual event and featured horse-drawn wagon rides, tours of the Brice House and other museum...

Candlestick phone makes appearance

Office staff was intrigued during the first days back from holidays when Peter Eskovich of Margo showed up with this interesting piece found in his house. After a little research, a similar unit found...

Eyre assumes command of 3rd Canadian Division

EDMONTON GARRISON – Members of 3rd Canadian Division gathered the morning of July 18 at Sir Winston Churchill Park, Edmonton Garrison, to say goodbye officially to Major-General Christian Juneau and to welcome their new...

Area athletes shine on national stage

National competitions held in Vancouver and Regina over the summer highlighted the skills of Lauren Weigel of Quill Lake, and Hayley Sunshine and her brother Darian Sunshine, both of Fishing Lake First Nation. Haley...