Wadena News

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....

Spirit wrestlers tame the Prairies

In the late 19th century, Canada needed to expand its population and the West needed to be opened to agriculture. Clifford Sifton, Minister of the Interior, saw the solution in a group of Doukhobors,...

Helping hands here at home

The Help for Humanity group in Wadena volunteered to clean windows and do household chores for people who might appreciate it. Ms. Lorenzen and Shelly Campbell supervised the seven hardworking ladies. Left to right,...

Archery popular at FLFN

Councillor Terence Sabit instructed a 3D archery course at Fishing Lake First Nation on June 1. Attending the course were, back row, left to right, Aaron Mackiskinic Sr., Braiden Sabit, Dante Nanaquawatung, Terrilyn Slippery,...

Hundreds attend weekend event

When rural communities decide to raise money, they do it big and they do it with eyebrow-raising success. The Men’s Club had a real assembly line going early Saturday morning for breakfast-making. On the...

Cross-Canada credits count

Local high school principal Darin Faubert has been given the green light to develop Canada’s first cross-Canada outdoor school curriculum. An advocate and developer of the Wadena Composite School’s outdoor education class, Faubert is...

Bringing back the bronze

A local boys fastball team has won a bronze medal at the Hustler Classic tournament May 31 and June 1. Left to right, back row, coaches Darin Faubert, Gerard Fogg, Derek Ochitwa and Elden...

Keep those hearts healthy

The Wadena Composite School helped raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation the last couple of weeks through the Hoops for Heart and Jumpcredible programs. Grades 7 through 9 had a Hoops for...

Meeting Daniel O’Donnell

At her grandmother’s request, Charlene Seidel purchased tickets for the two of them to attend singer Daniel O’Donnell’s show on May 26 at TCU Place in Saskatoon. She also arranged a surprise photo op....

Playschool class has grad party

The Wadena Kinsmen playschool celebrated its graduation on May 27. Left to right, back row, Rayna Maleschuk, Cadence Ziola, Ryden Johnson, Dixon Sobchyshyn, Mrs. Severo; front row, Andrea Fehr, Elizabeth Irvine, Sadie Parrott, Hayley...

Archerwill council visits Smeaton

To keep pace with environmental rules and regulations and a growing demand for water, the village of Archerwill needs a new water treatment system. Members of Archerwill’s village council visited Smeaton, Sask., to do...

Show ‘n’ Share in St. Front

A show ‘n’ share was held in the basement of the Roman Catholic Church in St. Front on May 1. It attracted dozens of presenters and browsers. Mary Bussiere (of St. Front) created a necktie...