Wadena News

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...

Autism a challenge for families

Submitted by Kerrie Johnson   Understanding autism is a way of understanding the child. It should not be the will to ‘change’ the child or the drive to make them ‘normal.’ Children with autism...

Cora Hind: Crop Whisperer

By Laura Neilson Bonikowsky   Springtime, but the ground was cold and dry and the wheat grains lay waiting for warmth and moisture to aid them in beginning the growth essential to their task...

Gun & Hobby Show returns to Wadena

By Charlene Wirtz April 12 saw the Wadena Lions’ Annual Gun and Hobby Show return to the Wadena Community Legion Hall. Attendance was down slightly from last year but vendor tables were crowded, with...

Volunteer instructs hunter-safety class

Easter break? There’s no break when Reg Glennie’s around. A seasoned outfitter and experienced teacher, Glennie guided students in a prerequisite hunter-safety course held over Easter break at Wadena Composite School. There were 29 participants...

New choir gives Easter concert

By Charlene Wirtz The Weneeda Park Lodge hosted an Easter celebration on April 12, featuring several of the residents in a choir. As well as readings by choir members, they sang hymns including The...

For the love of coaching

By Alison Squires Syl Pisiak never coached to get an award but those he coached obviously felt he needed recognition. When Derek Ekstrom, a member of the minor sports executive and formerly coached by...