Wadena News

Rose Valley Skaters Strut Their Stuff

Going strong since 1958, the Rose Valley Skating Club held its annual carnival March 5, preceded by a steak night that gave everyone an early taste of the oncoming barbecue season. A large audience cheered on 20 skaters...

Lintlaw Population Explodes for a Day

Riders who came to the Lintlaw snowmobile derby benefited from a recent snowfall and unusually warm sunny day. Doors opened at 7 a.m. for those desiring an early breakfast, an early start allowowing them...

Take a Magic Carpet Ride

Picture this: a warm night, balmy breezes and a magic carpet ride around the world. This was the theme for the Prairie Pearls’ fourth annual Dancing for a Miracle fundraiser, for Telemiracle 40. Stefanie...

Jail ‘n’ Bail for Telemiracle

Many otherwise upstanding citizens goodnaturedly permitted themselves to be led away in handcuffs for the greater good, which was to raise money for Telemiracle 40. The RCMP played along, ruthlessly arresting the targeted “criminals,” who...

Draude Feted by Followers

There was no shortage of accolades and gentle jabs for the person known as “one of the most recognizable faces of the Saskatchewan Party” during a farewell dinner in June Draude’s honour on Feb....

Get Ready to Support Team Reid

A puzzle piece has many symbols in life and we found our missing piece in March 2015 when our son Reid, who is intelligent, outgoing, energetic and full of joy and love, was diagnosed...

Suzie Vinnick wows Wadena

Once again a fabulous Canadian musician has been featured at a local house concert. Joining the ranks of many artists who have met with an enthusiastic reception at performances presented by Shadow House Concerts, Suzie...

More Than $2k in One Afternoon

The Wadena Recreation Centre opened up to Telemiracle 40 on ice on Feb. 21. Five hockey teams from Wadena participated in the fundraising event: Wadena Jaguars, Wadena Panthers, Learn to Play, Bantam/Midget girls and Bantam. Off...

Treaty Education Program Presented

First Nations storyteller Lyndon Linklater came to Wadena Elementary School last Thursday to speak to students as part of the Treaty Education Program. Linklater utilizes his heritage and knowledge handed down to him by his...

Community Grow Project Call-Out

The Kelvington Community Grow Project is requesting the support of the community for the 2016 growing season. The project was formed to support community recreational facilities. Participating facilities are the Kelvington recreational arena, curling...

How many stick insects can you spot?

Stick insects are fascinating and unusual pets and are found in many varieties around the world. This little “herd” is kept right here in Wadena by Brendan Wirtz. Stick insects eat vegetation (this type...

The right to die with dignity

Two people come to mind when considering the recent Supreme Court decision on physician-assisted suicide (PAS): Kay Carter and Sue Rodriguez; the former suffering from spinal stenosis, the latter from Lou Gehrig’s disease or...

Atchison to stand for election

Family Day in Saskatchewan, Feb. 15, saw the leader of the provincial Progressive Conservative Party, Rick Swenson, arrive in Lintlaw to support local businessman Tim Atchison as his nomination for the PC Party was...

Community Fitness Centre Now Open

The former United Church on First Street NW in Wadena has been transformed into a community facility offering a variety of fitness classes, a fully functional gym, and three instructors in varying disciplines. The...

The Late Milo Mahlum Honoured

On Feb. 16 the Auction Era Induction was held by the Saskatchewan Auctioneers Association (SAA) at the Western Development Museum at North Battleford. JoAnn Ross and Holly Elphinstone, the daughters of the late Milo...

Round Table for Proprietors

The newly formed Wadena Community Revitalization Committee (WCRC) held its first Business 2 Business Mixer in Wadena’s curling club lounge on Feb. 11. It was something akin to King Arthur’s round table of old,...