Wadena News

Sleigh rides were a popular activity during FLFN's Winter Fest. Even the dog didn't seem to mind being in the middle

Winter Fest at Fishing Lake First Nation

By Alison Squires It took Sheryl Kayseas two months and with the help of the recreation committee and a handful of volunteers, the first Fishing Lake First Nation (FLFN) Winter Fest was held over...

Left to right, Amelia and Owen Swiderski and Karla Elmy. Amelia is the new dental therapist in Kelvington and Karla is her assistant.

New dental therapist comes to area

By Susan Lowndes Kelvington is welcoming a new dental therapist to the community, in a position left vacant when Dr. Fouad Abounassar left three years ago. Amelia Swiderski, a registered dental therapist who comes...

Janet Szafron told her story via video at the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles supper in Kelvington.

Finding the Joy in life with cancer

By Susan Lowndes Master of ceremonies for the Prairie Women on Snowmobile’s supper held at the Legion Community Centre in Kelvington on Feb. 6, Theresa Evans introduced herself with a short account of the...

Wadena's volunteer firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire inside the stack behind the bathroom wall in a house on First Street NW on Feb. 17. Heat tape is the suspected cause.

Common repair method cause for concern

By Alison Squires Two fires kept Wadena Volunteer Fire Department busy when a garage was destroyed on Feb. 10 and a house fire caused the evacuation of an elderly couple and their son exactly...

Some members of the Tisdale Writers group enjoyed a retreat near Archerwill. Left to right, Peggy Looby, Ruth Chorney, Jeanne Palmer, Donna Cunningham, Doreen Bleich and Muriel Popp.

Tisdale Writers report in

Submitted by Judy Revoy Nine members of the Tisdale Writers Group met at the museum in Tisdale on Dec. 5, 2013, to finish out the year with a Christmas party. Following the pizza dinner,...

The Prairie Pearls perform at the Telemiracle fundraiser in Watson.

Everybody loves a belly dancer

By Charlene Wirtz Middle Eastern dance was the main event when the Prairie Pearls were featured at the second annual Dancing for a Miracle fundraiser at the Watson Civic Centre on Feb. 8. The...

Left to right, new president Jack Bylsma, sergeant-at-arms Mac McCann, and deputy zone commander Lois Steele.

New top brass at Wadena Legion

By Pat Casement The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #62 in Wadena took on its new executive for 2014. Deputy zone commander Lois Steele was in town to install two officers at the Feb. 11...

Evelyn (Schedel) Lawrence celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec. 15, 2013.

Evelyn still dances on her birthday

Former Clair district resident Evelyn (Schedel) Lawrence celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec. 15, 2013. Evelyn and her husband Bob lived on a farm two-and-a-half miles southwest of Clair, where they raised their son...

The Prairie Women on Snowmobiles sang a tune with the Pipestone Men's Choir at the supper held in Kelvington on Feb. 6.

Riding across the Prairies for a cure

By Susan Lowndes There are a dozen events you can take part in or attend to raise money for cancer research, among them Relay For Life, Movember and Golf Fore the Cure. Or you...

Winners of the Wadena Co-op Event were, left to right, standing, Brent Franko, Bruce Brownlee, Sharon Rorquist; seated, Trevor Brownlee, Al Wheatley.

Brownlee tops in Wadena Farmers’ Bonspiel

By Pat Casement                          The Bruce Brownlee foursome of skip Brent Franko, third Bruce Brownlee, second Al Wheatley and lead Trevor Brownlee took home the Wadena Co-op Event hardware as they bested a...

Molly Burke, with her guide dog Gypsy, was the guest speaker at Quill Lake School's Mini We-Day.

You will get through it: Molly Burke

By Charlene Wirtz What would you do if you went blind? How would you cope if your world gradually darkened, until you woke up in the dark, with no hope of light again? Molly...

Wendy Kistner of Porcupine Plain was the lucky winner of the Polaris 600 snowmobile offered by lottery at the Kelvington Trailblazers' Derby.

Another Great Derby

By Susan Lowndes On Feb. 1 the Kelvington TrailBlazers’ 28th Annual Derby was another successful event, thanks largely to volunteers. Volunteerism is the key to many small community events and clubs and with 422...

JJ Guy's new CD, Traveler's Jig, is released this month.

Fiddling Around

By K. Johnson Watching JJ Guy onstage is an uplifting experience. He loves playing the fiddle so much he cannot keep the joy off his face, and you will be grinning too…and tapping your...