Wadena News

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...

Search for missing sledder ends in tragedy

Search for missing sledder ends in tragedy

By Susan Lowndes On Saturday, Jan. 11, Dennis Malischewski left his home in Kelvington on his snowmobile and never returned. Searchers found him next to his machine four days later, not far from town....

An entry decorated to represent Superman's logo was this red velvet cake made by (left to right) Kristopher Bregenser, Kyla Beaudry and Brittany Fowler of the Watson home ec. class.

Let them eat cake

  The judges for such contests are well rewarded, as tasting is generally involved. Here at the news office, we too are available to judge your culinary contests. Any old time. Happy to help...