Wadena News

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...

Water Woes in Wadena

Water main break forces dry day, boil-water advisory By Alison Squires Imagine a world without running water on a regular basis, like it was in the “old days,” the pioneers would say. Such was...

Always busy at Kelvindell Lodge

The Kelvindell Lodge Auxiliary held its February meeting at the Kelvington Seniors’ Centre after the Valentine’s Day tea. The tea was very successful with 72 people in attendance and a large variety of desserts...

Health Care Facility lottery gets underway

By Susan Lowndes Kickoff for the Kelvington and District Health Care Facility Foundation lottery took place March 5 at the Kelvington Legion Community Centre. Charlene Currie, chairperson of the lottery fundraising committee, said the...

Summer’s not the only time to play

By Charlene Wirtz Margo held its second annual Winter Fun Days over the weekend of Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, with a variety of activities for everyone. It turned out to be too cold...

Council considers helicopter refuelling station

By Alison Squires A presentation to Wadena town council by STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) suggested that Wadena would be a good location for the helicopter service’s refuelling station. “In Wadena you are...

Kelvington woman lauded

By Susan Lowndes Annette Dubé was honoured as volunteer of the year by Community Futures Saskatchewan on Feb. 6 at the Saskatoon Inn. One of 13 award-winners from across the province, Dubé was completely...

Stop or I’ll Jump

“If it doesn’t stop snowing, I’m going to jump!” this porcupine may well be saying, sharing the sentiments of many who are weary of our long, cold winter. High up in a tree, it...