Wadena News

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...

Goat won in raffle at Margo

Sandy Kaminski of Margo took possession of a goat on behalf of her son Brad, who won “Buster” in a Moe-Concordia Church fundraiser at the Margo Hall on April 4. The unusual raffle method...

Music warmed the air

By Susan Lowndes What a week! It was the music in the air that brought beautiful spring temperatures to the district as Kelvington hosted the annual Quill Plains Music Festival April 7th to 9th....

Co-op Equity Days

April 9 and 10 were hectic as over half the membership took advantage of mild weather to pick up their equity cheques from the Co-op store in Wadena and support the beef-on-a-bun fundraiser, which...

Kelvington dancers shine at recital

By Susan Lowndes There was a full house when the Kelvington School of Dance held its spring recital on April 4 at Kelvington High School. This year’s theme was Our Time to Shine, and...

They could have pranced all right

… but the show was spectacular! By Charlene Wirtz Wadena Vohon Ukrainian Dance Company presented its annual recital on March 30 to a packed Wadena Community Legion Hall. Chad Haskey acted as master of...

Quilts donated to Ronald McDonald House

The Kelvington and Hendon quilt groups made eight full-sized quilts, one lap quilt, and two cushions this winter and donated them to Ronald McDonald House in Saskatoon for its new expansion. Brenda Wallster of...

First Spring Flea Market in Archerwill

A good crowd turned out to the Archerwill Public Library’s first Spring Flea Market, held March 29 at the Centennial Centre. Twenty-seven vendor tables displayed a variety of new and used goods – something...

Naicam Vikings

Left to right, back row, Cliff Finlayson (assistant coach), Derek Patterson (coach), Noah Peterson, Larry Muller (trainer), Perry Zenner (manager); row 2, Kyle Knudson, Jared Zenner, Brody Gilbertson, Colby Muller, Keelan Kowalyk, Jayden Patterson,...