Wadena News

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,...

Provincial track and field

The Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association (SHSAA) Provincial Track and Field Meet was held at Gutheridge Field in Moose Jaw on June 6-7 when 96 Horizon School Division athletes participated. Provincial medallists from Kelvington...

A ‘party’ to make you think

Maybe you saw it – a forlorn vehicle sitting beside the creek on Kennedy Avenue in Wadena – and maybe you wondered what happened or how it got there. It got there with the help...

Get your finances in order

A new office offering financial services has opened in Wadena. Primerica held its grand opening on June 6 to introduce its services to the area. Many well-wishers showed up to share the coffee, sweet...

Pancakes popular, tours terrific

The Wadena and District Museum opened for the season on June 7 with a pancake breakfast and free tours. Visitors got to explore the outbuildings as well as walk around the grounds at the museum. The...

Acclaimed local artists featured

Friday, May 30, was the launching of this summer’s art shows in Kelvington and the calibre of the weekend’s art is a reflection of the Heritage Art Committee’s commitment to the arts in this...

Achtymichuk receives medal from Government of Saskatchewan

Dale Achtymichuk, conservation officer with the Ministry of the Environment, has been awarded the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal. Mayor Greg Linnen, left, extended congratulations to Dale Achtymichuk prior to the ceremony. In Saskatoon on...

Group’s latest anthology now available

Doreen Bleich, Helen Clarke, Donna Cunningham, Pat Godhe, Joanne Messer and Judy Revoy attended the April 24 meeting of the Tisdale Writers Group. Brenda Baker gave a writers’ workshop on June 2 in Tisdale....