Wadena News

Two fires, two very different outcomes

Wadena RCMP responded early Thursday afternoon to a fire at Fishing Lake First Nation that had engulfed a house and was threatening to engulf a second. Wadena RCMP blocked off a grid road on...

Princess for a Day

Butterflies and party dresses were the theme at the first Princess Tea in Wadena. It was a tea party fit for royalty.                        ...

Tea at the Manor

The Rose Valley Manor Spring Tea was a great success, thanks to outstanding community support and a lot of hard work by Manor staff and volunteers. More than 60 visitors enjoyed the tea and...

Betty goes to Dubai

In March, Betty (Prince) Barker went to visit her sister Judy, who is working in Dubai and going to school. Betty, who lives in Swift Current, clings to the back of a camel at...

Tristan Garnet, 16, Abby Murphy, 16, Cameron Choquette, 17, and Paulina Chicchia, 18, represented their district clubs at the 4-H Canadian Citizenship Conference that took place in Charlottetown. © Sarah Seeley The Guardian

4-H delegate visits Charlottetown

Cameron Choquette recently attended the national conference in Charlottetown, P.E.I., where he learned about governance, parliamentary procedures, citizenship and politics. Tristan Garnet, 16, Abby Murphy, 16, Cameron Choquette, 17, and Paulina Chicchia, 18, represented...

The Wadena Co-op donated the proceeds ($1775) of its beef-on-a-bun sale, held during the store’s April 9 patronage day, to the Wadena Composite School’s student representative council. The SRC plans to use the money to have motivational speakers come to the school. Left to right, Hanna Rumbold, Dustin Mikush, Kathryn Stephaniuk, Dylon Murias, Co-op general manager Ray Bourgeois, James Lorenzen, Shayna Campbell, and teacher Mrs. Fisher.

Beef on a Bun brings it

The Wadena Co-op donated the proceeds ($1775) of its beef-on-a-bun sale, held during the store’s April 9 patronage day, to the Wadena Composite School’s student representative council. The SRC plans to use the money...

Parents in Watson get some help

A service that has been years in the planning is now available in Watson.  The Watson Regional Daycare Centre (WRDC) officially opened on May 2 with a grand opening and open house, and actual...

Young writer takes prize

By Charlene Wirtz The Horizon School Division this year participated in a program sponsored by the SaskTel Pioneers. For Grade 3 students, the program encourages them to learn about giving, volunteering, and sharing their...

We’ve got talent!

By Charlene Wirtz The Wadena United Church gave players a chance to perform together at a variety show on April 27. Local musicians took the opportunity to help the church and demonstrate that there is...

These fish didn’t get away

By Alison Squires All that was required was a hearty appetite and a love of fish. Mallard Wildlife Federation’s annual fish fry was held April 25 at the hall in Rose Valley.   Wyatt Boey (left)...

Canasta partners Doris Dewhurst (left) and Evelyn Eddy remembered making mudpies together as children around 1928. They haven’t had a chance to “play” since then and were thrilled to rekindle their acquaintance.

Archerwill abuzz

Submitted by Marvin Mackie The seniors’ centre in Archerwill was abuzz with activity on April 24 as guests from Wadena, Rose Valley and Nora joined members for hand-and-foot canasta. Canasta partners Doris Dewhurst (left) and...

Springtime is Flingtime

By Charlene Wirtz It must be spring now – the Wadena Elementary School held its annual Spring Fling on a rainy Thursday. This year’s production was a musical play for a student’s favourite day,...

RMs get welcome boost for road, bridge projects

The Rural Municipalities of Hazel Dell, Sasman and Lakeside are receiving funds from the province of Saskatchewan as part of its $25.5-million boost for road, bridge and culvert projects. The Municipal Roads for the...

Walking Bridge Damaged

The walking bridge located just off Main Street near the Red Apple store appears to have been deliberately damaged, reported Jaimie Jordan, head of the town’s public works department. “It happened about two weeks...

Can’t do it without you

By Charlene Wirtz Pleasant View Care Home and Wadena Home Care honoured their volunteers at the annual Volunteer Tea held April 17. The theme, as activity coordinator Jeannie Elphinstone explained, was the Year of...