Wadena News

Friendship Club dedicated to community

The Friendship Club has made a contribution to the Kelvington Health Care Facility Foundation through their combined efforts over the years. The remaining members of the Friendship Club are, left to right, Hazel Brown, Hazel Gwilliam,...

New pastors at New Life

The future of the New Life Community Church is in new hands. At its helm are pastors Paul and Carmen Born from Canora. They have been working alongside pastors Brent and Mavis Watson, who...

Snow in April

How things looked last Wednesday morning from the steps of the Wadena News when office boy Rueben Dog surveyed the great outdoors.

Wadena Co-op looks back at 2015

On March 22, the Wadena Co-operative Association held its annual general meeting for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2015. A total sum of $427,656.00 would be paid out during Equity Days, April 6...

Team Sask feted in Wadena

The Wadena Curling Club gave a “golden celebration” on April 6 to welcome the gold medal winners of the Optimist U18 International Curling Championship held in Edmonton March 30 to April 3. Team Saskatchewan...

To the Frozen Yukon

I experienced one of the hardest hunts of my life in October 2015, deep in the remote and dangerous wilds of Yukon Territory. The weather had turned awful, the snow had fallen to a...

Students Attend Rural Education Congress

Wadena Composite School (WCS) students Lena Marcocchio, Shayna Campbell, Avery McMartin and Haley Bilokraly, along with teacher Shelly Campbell, were part of Horizon School Division and Engelfeld Protestant Separate School Division’s e-journalism team covering...

Literary Event at Quill Lake School

The annual Poetry Day for kindergarten to Grade 3 classes at Quill Lake School was held March 17, followed by the Division II Storytelling Competition for grades 4, 5 and 6. Students gave entertaining...

Last Fishing Derby of the Season

The Easter Day fishing derby hosted by Kelvington Legion Branch #19 at Greenwater Lake Provincial Park was popular on a warm sunny afternoon. Temperatures edged up above freezing, with a slight breeze diffused by a...

Team Reid raises $2900 at First Event

Team Reid’s first annual Hopping Towards Awareness fundraiser was held March 20 at the Wadena Elementary School. The event offered face-painting, temporary tattoos, a petting zoo with rabbits, photos with the Easter Bunny, Easter crafts,...

Vikings Cinch Wheatland Championship

The Naicam Senior Vikings hoisted the cup on March 13 after winning the best-of-five final series over the Craik Warriors. Naicam Senior Vikings, Wheatland Senior Hockey League Champions 2015-16: left to right, back row,...

Wadena Cadet Makes Chilean Trek

There are youth clubs and there are youth clubs, but one of the best around is the federally funded Royal Canadian Air, Army and Sea Cadets. This national program for Canadians aged 12-18 promises...

Good Times at Invermay School

Students in Invermay had a wide variety of activities keeping them busy for the first part of 2016. Among them: Students in kindergarten and Grade 1 at Invermay School dressed up for the Valentine’s...

Sledge Hockey at WCS

Wadena Composite School students played a game of sledge hockey, which was invented in Sweden in the 1960s to permit the physically challenged to play ice hockey. Here the equipment has been modified for...

Judge Hands Down Sentence

The courtroom in Wadena on March 17 was nearly empty, save for family and a few interested parties, for the sentencing of Delbert Nanaquetung. It was Delbert, 24, and his brother Donovan Nanaquetung, 28, who...

Rinks in Rama Lost to Fire

The call to the Invermay Fire Department came in at 4:50 a.m. and, with the aid of the Foam Lake Fire Dept., two pumpers and one water hauler were on the scene to deal...

Sustainability is the Key

Meet Joel Kienle and Merrissa Karmark, a young married couple who met in Nicaragua while they were both involved in humanitarian activities. Joel had been working on building projects and Merrissa had come to Nicaragua...

A Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

Murphy was taking a shortcut home through the graveyard when he spotted a headstone that read “Here Lays a Politician and an Honest Man.” “Faith now,” exclaimed Murphy, “how’d they get the two of...