Wadena News

One Hundred Years of Logging

More than 100 years ago, when the railroad began its exploration of branch lines around tracts of forest, “a party of lumbermen from Chicago,” writes Harold Fenske in his book Riverlore, “stood on the...

Wettin’ their whistles in the Wild West

A group of seniors and their helpers headed out July 8 from Kelvindell Lodge for a photo shoot at the home of Darcy Cunningham and Emile Paradis, northeast of Lintlaw. Enjoying their time in...

Squirts repeat as provincial champion

The Wadena Squirt boys’ softball team beat the Moosomin Marauders on June 13 to keep the championship title. Left to right, back row, coaches Darin Faubert, Gerard Fogg, Elden Helberg; middle, Brayden Jones, Josh...

Pee Wees show well at provincials

On July 12-13, the Wadena Wildcats 14-and-under boys’ softball team competed in Shellbrook against the Spiritwood Stingers and the Saskatoon Raiders for the provincial 14U B title. The Wildcats, coached by Derek Ochitwa and...

New constable on the scene

An impromptu visit by senior RCMP detachment officer Cpl. Leo Martin to the Wadena News was welcome as he brought with him the most recent addition to the Wadena/ Foam Lake Detachment. Constable Larkin...

Letters from 1919

Ruth Erickson of Quill Lake brought in some letters written by her father, Emil Gilbertson, when he was with the American army stationed in the deep south. He later came up to the Quill...

Still the waters run and rise

Unstable weather systems and runoff from overwhelmed waterways continue to threaten the Quill Lakes and points east. While the Town of Wadena asks residents to be conservative in their water use to reduce the...

Bass Invaders land in Wadena

Wadena was the first stop for musician Felipe Gomez, who is travelling by bicycle from Saskatoon to St. John’s, N.L., and raising money for the United Way. He pedalled down Highway 5 the day...

Gold medal for graphics gal

Roxanne Kanak, who was raised in Quill Lake, was among three Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) students who returned sporting gold medals from the 20th Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) held...

Tobacco: be smart, don’t start

A combined effort by the health region, primary heath team and local schools has been focused on the prevention of tobacco use, and on the recent push to ban flavoured tobacco. Wadena Composite School’s...

In Rama on Canada Day

Left to right, Caroline Grychowski, Alec Dutchak and Joan Danylyshen were dab hands at the cake-cutting. Brenna, 9, and Brooklyn, 12, along with their dad Jason Sawchuk, were mainstage performers at Rama’s Canada Day...

Youngsters get a taste of good ol’ days

The Archerwill grades 2 and 3 students, with their teacher Mrs. Lozinski, went on their “pioneer” field trip on June 23. Left to right, back row, Joey Klettberg, Kiegan Thorpe-Hanson, Warren Hamill, Levi Graham,...

New traffic safety laws now in effect 

A series of new traffic safety laws, from impaired driving and speeding to motorcycles and booster seats, have all taken effect in the province of Saskatchewan since June 27. Wadena RCMP Constable Craig Goosen...

Invermay School’s Class of 2014

Left to right, back row, Zachary Korchinski, Skyler Peszko, Cody Minhinnick, Kyle Deveaux, Brooks Rioch, Andrew Kuras, Dustin Andreas; front, Courtney Barteski, Paige Fogg, Tay-lor Currah, Breanne Babichuk and Shania Wallin. Unable to attend...