Wadena News

New book in time for Valentine’s Day

By Susan Lowndes As chronicled in former Kelvington resident Tonya Lambert’s new book, Everything Valentine, the celebration of Valentine’s Day stretches back to 14th-century England. It is a holiday, she writes, that appears to...

Past, present and future of 4-H Curling

By Charlene Wirtz and Alison Squires The Wadena Curling Club was the scene of its second-biggest event of the year last weekend when the area’s District 42 4-H clubs hosted the Saskatchewan Provincial 4-H...

Dustin Mikush, Leevi Sowa, James Rutko, Tyler Flemming and Darian Faubert recently won silver medals at Horizon School Division's junior district playoffs in Watrous.

Mikush team brings home silver

The Mikush team defeated St. Augustine, St. Dominic and Strasbourg before losing to Muenster in the final. In senior pre-districts, Quill Lake girls lost to Imperial for the B-side while Wadena boys won the...

Some winners of the wildlife art contest attended the banquet and dance in Lintlaw. They were (left to right, back row) Mackenzie Guy, Bradley Onyskiw, Knerup Pastor, Hunter Novak, Jinelle Anasarius, Madison Last, (front row) Olyndra Irving, Kayli Smith, Austin Novak, Janelle Santos and Christina Hughes.

Feasting and Frolicking in Lintlaw

By Susan Lowndes The Timberline Wildlife Federation held its annual banquet and dance on Jan. 25 at the Lintlaw Rec Centre. The event had both moose and elk meat on the menu, and acknowledged...

Ellen Comfort presented Thoen's Ram Tough Super League champions with the trophy. The team is, left to right, Brent Franko (skip), Bruce Brownlee, Collin Redman and Al Wheatley. (Photo Pat Casement)

Team clinches top spot for fourth time

By Pat Casement What makes a dynasty? Does winning Thoen’s Ram Tough Super League championship for a fourth time in succession qualify Brent Franko, Bruce Brownlee, Colin Redman and Al Wheatley for curling tenure?...

All Kinds of Crazy set for release

By Alison Squires Codie Prevost is hot off an exotic and well-deserved holiday in Thailand with wife Ashley, and his upcoming new release is getting rave reviews from fans and country music aficionados. “Let’s...

Alvin Jankowski (centre) of Nut Mountain with members of the 2013 Grey Cup Champions Saskatchewan Roughriders Taj Smith and Tyron Brackenridge during the Grey Cup tour when it landed in Kelvington on Jan. 27. Fans had an opportunity to talk to the Riders and have their pictures taken with the auspicious trophy.

No fumbling when Trevor Len tackles Rider injuries

By Susan Lowndes Trevor Len, a native of Kelvington and an athletic therapist, has been with the Saskatchewan Roughrider organization since 2008, and jobs don’t get any better than that. “In Saskatchewan there are...

Focus on Fundraisers

Focus on Fundraisers

By Charlene Wirtz It’s that time again! Yes, the Kinsmen Foundation is gearing up for Telemiracle 38. The televised fundraiser will be March 1-2 this year, and some impressive local and not-so-local talent has...

Dennis Szafron, right, of the Kelvington Trailblazers snowmobile club, is with Ken Campbell, one of the hunters who found Pete Fox out of wood and food in November 1954. (Photo courtesy Dennis Szafron)

Remembering Pete Fox

By Susan Lowndes In March 2012 the cabin of Pete Fox in the Porcupine Forest was destroyed by fire. Fox’s home while herding cattle for local farmers from 1938 to 1954, it had sat...

JJ Voss coming to Wadena Feb.9

JJ Voss coming to Wadena Feb.9

By K. Johnson Thanks to the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils, the award-winning JJ Voss is coming to Wadena this weekend and country-music lovers will be flocking to the hall to take in his...

Coaties climb trees easily and have a long snout, all the better for routing in the grass. These ones mooched food from people but kept their distance for the most part.

Back from Mexico

As we all know, what happens in Mexico … stays in Mexico. Unless there are pictures. Recently returned Kelvington holidayers shared these photos of an animal that struck them as “a cross between a...

The Crazy World of Kijiji

The Crazy World of Kijiji

  By Susan Lowndes I sold my car, and had a few laughs along the way. I have posted items on Kijiji before but not with the same results as when I listed my 2001...

Owen Robinson was very careful not to "wake the dog" while Ian Tokarchuk looked on during the festivities.

Families that play together

By Susan Lowndes On Jan. 24, Robert Melrose Elementary School in Kelvington hosted its annual family games night and book exchange. Children who brought books from home were able to exchange them for books...

Bob and Wendy Hume of Saltcoats tell Grade 3 students at WES about the need for and benefits of volunteering.

SaskTel Pioneers bring contest to school

  By Pat Casement The Yorkton District chapter of SaskTel Pioneers, represented by Bob and Wendy Hume of Saltcoats, visited the Wadena Elementary School on Jan. 21 to introduce a program the Pioneers are...

Enjoying a family gathering for birthday cake was Dugal McCaig on his 100th birthday. Dugal was born on Jan. 22, 1914, in the RM of Silver Creek, close to Russell, Man.

Happy 100th, Dugal!

Last week Dugal McCaig celebrated a century of active living, in his new home in Wadena. Dugal says he hauled petroleum for Gulf Oil to Moose Jaw for 40 years before “retiring” and going...

Standing behind the new roll-on scale at Pleasant View Care Home in Wadena are (left to right) Miriam Gair, Frances Zagrodney and Barb Kereluke with Bonnie Scrimbitt, assistant manager at Wadena Hospital/ Pleasant View Care Home. Through ongoing fundraising, the auxiliary raised the majority of funds to purchase the scale, which cost just under $3000.

Volunteers – Who needs them?

Health Care Auxiliary logs 4000 volunteer hours in 2013 By Alison Squires with Miriam Gair The Wadena Health Care Auxiliary is like many small-town organizations – light on volunteers, heavy on need, but mighty...