Wadena News

Team Jayden raises $8,500

On June 22, five-year-old Jayden Johnson of Margo and about 35 family members and friends took part in Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada. The event, held in Saskatoon, raises funds for autism research...

Hidden heroes in many places

It began with an Internet search for ideas for a Grade 5 class project. Kelvington’s Robert Melrose Elementary School (RMES) teacher Kelly Onyskiw came across Hidden Heroes resource material and thought it would be...

Town & Country Fair 2014

The parade, outdoor sports, ball games and horse events had to be cancelled but, despite the soggy weekend, portions of the Wadena Town & Country Fair carried on, rain or shine, on the first...

Last rummage at Perigord ‘mall’

The concept of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle was fashionable in Perigord long before the world proclaimed it the responsible thing to do. Purchasing used clothing, happy customers of the “Perigord Mall” have outfitted their children...

Spaghetti supper raises $6000

The Wadena Kin Club held a spaghetti supper on June 23 to benefit the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Organizer Wendy Parish scoops meat sauce onto spaghetti for Doris Haskey. The evening included an art auction,...

Golf tournament marks 35 years

The 35th Dale Millar Memorial Golf Tournament was held in Kelvington June 20 in spite of inclement weather. One of the longest-running RCMP golf tournaments in Canada, organizers are proud to say that it...

Brice House turns 100

Despite weather that was really meant for ducks, museum buffs along with special guests attended the Brice House centennial celebrations hosted by the Wadena and District Museum on June 7. The house was beautifully...

Just right for a run

The Third Annual Charity of Your Choice run was held in Wadena on June 19. Although it rained most of the day, the sky cleared up just in time for the roads to dry...

Roof repair for daredevils

Roving Rose Valley reporter Ragnar Staf caught a pair of “daredevils” repairing the roof of the Cawkwell elevator in Kelvington.

Wadena Wetlands

Pelicans out at the Wadena Wetlands seem to love this watery weather. Unfortunately, the observation station is only accessible by boat, now. Unless you’re a bird. Photo: C. Deschamps.

Search & rescue teams meet

On June 12, Wadena and District Search and Rescue (WADSAR) held a search exercise that was dramatically different from those in the past. Left to right, Marilee Lazar, Jackie Lindstrom, Dave Clark, Bill Anderson,...

Military service pin presented to Fosston veteran

Former Royal Canadian Engineer (RCE) Oscar Carlson of Fosston was recently honoured with the Lieutenant-Governor’s Military Service Pin. Carlson served with the RCE in the Second World War, landing in France with the 2nd...

Graduating class enjoys rites of passage

Wadena Composite School held its Grade 12 graduation on June 13, with 22 graduands. The day started with yearbook photos and continued through the afternoon with parades through the schools and nursing homes, and...

When one door closes . . .

The Kelvington High School graduating class of 2014 chose straw bales, empty saddles and silhouettes of cowpokes on horses as the western-themed decorations for their long-anticipated event. Left to right, back row: Austin Prystay,...

First time for everything

The Kelvindell Lodge in Kelvington took 23 residents on a golf cart tour of the Kelvington Golf Course on June 17. This was the first time that Rose Valley news correspondent Ragnar Staf and...

Custom, vintage & cool

The 6th Annual Show and Shine was held June 7 at the Wadena Rec Centre as part of the Family Weekend sponsored by the Wadena District Lions Club. Owners from as far away as Kamsack,...