Wadena News

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...

Hypnotist, horses and happy tykes

Kelvington’s 91st fair had it all. Chucks and chariots for the betting crowd, rock-climbing for the youngsters, music, flame-twirling and a hypnotist in the entertainment hall, and ball, ball and more ball. There was...

Wadena Sports for Kids: inaugural fundraiser

Wadena volunteers are determined to help all local children participate in organized sports. For the past several years, the subject has been bounced around the town’s recreation department and is aimed at being a...

Mini Twister

They saw it coming, but there was nothing they could do. In the big wind on Thursday, July 24, a mini-twister hit 8th St. NE in Wadena. It crossed Highway 5 headed for Nowakowskis’...

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...