Wadena News

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...

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,...