Wadena News

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...

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...