Wadena News

First Nations culture shared in Kylemore

By Charlene Wirtz Fishing Lake School hosted its 2014 Language Festival and invited the students of Wadena Elementary School. Held at the Percy Severight Hall in Kylemore, the festival was a day of fun...

Lawmakers act to get grain moving

By Alison Squires An order for the two national railways companies to help clear up backlogged grain shipments was formalized March 27 when the federal government introduced Bill C-30. The Fair Rail for Grain...

Marguerite and the Skunk

Submitted by Dianne Sloan It all started when Dianne shot a squirrel before breakfast on March 19. On the Sloan farm there are wooden granaries, and squirrels can do a lot of damage to...

Remembering Mrs. Hendren

By Susan Lowndes We’ve been dusting off the keys and wetting the reeds, tuning our instruments, because this year we are hosting the Quill Plains Music Festival. We are not a committee that meets...

Karate club members bring home gold and bronze

By Alison Squires, with appreciation to Shelly Fitch Several members of both the Rose Valley and Kuroki karate clubs recently participated in the Provincial Spring Tournament held in Regina. “This was a huge tournament,...

On the slopes of the mighty Asessippi

By Susan Lowndes On March 18, the junior high classes at Kelvington High School travelled to the Asessippi ski resort for a beautiful day on the slopes of the Shell River Valley. Located north...

Johnson Brothers Elevator

By the late Matt Daviduk Approximately 10 miles north and one mile west of Margo, on the correction line road, stands a weatherbeaten old farm elevator known as the Johnson Brothers Elevator. A sentinel...

Mr. Speaker! Mr. Speaker!

By Charlene Wirtz The Grade 6 class at Wadena Elementary School (WES) learned a little more about politics and responsibility last week when they held a mock legislative assembly meeting in the gym, with...

First-time competitors medal in gymnastics

Their experiences at Rosetown on Feb. 8-9 will forever be emblazoned on the minds of four local gymnasts as their first-ever gymnastics competition. Not only that, but they earned three gold medals, one silver...

Childhood Memories and Life-long Love

Submitted by Adeline Halvorson I am often asked where my interest in horses came from. I have been drawing them as long as I can remember, but I suspect the first interest came from...

Invermay celebrates cultural diversity

Submitted  The cultural diversity of Invermay and surrounding area was celebrated March 16 at the first of three events to be hosted at the Golden Age Club. Shirley Wolfe-Keller, former chief of the Fishing Lake and...

Pilgrimage to France, Belgium and Holland

By Charlene Wirtz A local Legion member had the opportunity last summer to join a pilgrimage to important First and Second World War cemeteries and battlefields in Europe. Last year Lane Gray, a Legion...

Tim Hus entertains large crowd

By Charlene Wirtz The Wadena Arts Council picked a lovely afternoon to hold a concert benefiting the Wadena United Church. March 9 saw Tim Hus and The Rocky Mountain Two entertain a large crowd...

Art workshop held in Wadena

By Pat Casement Local artists gathered at the home of Miriam Gair to take part in a photo transfer/ acrylic wash workshop. Although it is often claimed there is nothing to do in a...

Fighting Cabin Fever

By Charlene Wirtz Mike Daviduk of Wadena had a special focus for his woodworking talents this winter. He has done some interesting artwork with scrap pieces of wood and other things, but this winter...