Wadena News

Prairie Women Sled Through Towns

Last week the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles (PWOS) held their 16th annual ride to raise money for cancer research. This year’s ride was a 1400-kilometre trip over six days, starting in Prince Albert and finishing...

Wildcat Novice Panthers take Candy Cup

It was like a classic Stanley Cup final between traditional arch-rivals when the Wadena Wildcat Novice Panthers faced the Kelvington Wheat Kings in the final game of the Novice tournament held in Kelvington on...

School counsellor to run for NDP

Asked why he made the decision to run for the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the Kelvington-Wadena constituency in the provincial election this spring, Danny Hiscock said, “It was born of the need to...

Food, glorious food, and the price of it

With the rise in food prices, the line “Please sir, can I have some more?” from the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist could become a common phrase among Canadians. A growing economy usually meant that...

Model trains keep on chugging

Toy trains are a popular hobby with a certain group, but not necessarily to play with. Model trains are much more than collecting engines and boxcars. The hobby involves building railyards and train stations and...

It was Cameco Hockey Weekend

Preparations for the Cameco Hockey Weekend began in Wadena seven months ago, with the local organizing committee working in conjunction with Cameco to bring a spectacular event to the town. Like a brewing storm,...

At the High School

The national flag at the high school in Wadena hung at half-mast last week to show solidarity with the students, staff and community of La Loche, Saskatchewan, where an educational assistant, a teacher and two...

Another exciting Robbie Burns Night

The 20th annual Robbie Burns Night was held at the Quill Lake Community Hall on Jan. 15, featuring the Quill Lake Highland Dance Club and guest performers the Glenlily Dancers from Saskatoon. It was a...

Lintlaw businessman seeks PC nomination

Tim Atchison, owner of Atchy’s Saloon in Lintlaw, has announced his candidacy for the Progressive Conservative Party nomination in the Kelvington-Wadena Constituency. The provincial election is April 4 and Atchison hopes to be in...

Solar Bud, solar pyrographer

Bud Hnetka was born and raised in the Archerwill area and has always displayed interest in the art world. Over the years his works were shown in galleries and he sold a few acrylic...

Artful Recycling at Rustic Havens

Rustic Havens; the name oozes country living and hand-made home décor. In Wadena it’s a popular new recycling venture for Mallard Diversified Services Inc. (MDSI), born out of a need to reinvent when MDSI...

Bob Govan receives France’s Highest Honour

The Quill Lake Legion holds a Christmas party every year, but this one was different. Local president Lane Grey had a big surprise in  mind. Veteran Bob Govan was up for an honour, and that...

Hockey Day comes to Wadena

    Photos: Charlene Wirtz Watch for our commemorative pullout section in the print edition of Wadena News on Jan. 25.