Wadena News

School Desks in the 1940s and ’50s

The Community Spirit Manor residents from Rose Valley were invited out to the beautiful farmyard of Mike and Doreen Karapita on a July afternoon and all enjoyed a wiener roast and refreshments on the...

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Smoke from the wildfires up north was heavy in the air on Friday afternoon and again on Saturday. Photographs don’t do justice to the intensity of it; but stinging eyes are a testimony if...

Duo performs in Wadena

The Grid Pickers, Rachel and Mike McKerracher, pay close attention to each other as they perform a yodelling song at St. John’s Anglican Church in Wadena on June 26. Originally from Ontario, the couple...

Hose ‘Em Down, Brush ‘Em Up

Members of the Kelvington 4-H Beef Club attended the Yorkton Spring Steer and Heifer Show. Nathan Niezgoda, Bradley Elmy and Kelsey Elmy wash their cattle for the Yorkton Spring Steer and Heifer Show. Photo...

Hip Hop Jump

Jocelyn and Morningstar strutted their stuff when the Kelvington School of Dance held its annual recital.

You Must be Joking

When Erica and her husband Chad Moir went to Togo, Africa, they were chauffeured around by a young man who called himself Seize. Here, Seize learns about curling. Photo courtesy Erica Moir

Heart Throbs raise over $7000

Every year, the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s 30-seat Big Bike rolls into town. The local team of peddlers, who call themselves the Wadena Heart Throbs, raised $7,368 this June. The 30-seat bike travels to...

Kids Out and Around

Kindergarten kidlets and their kindly keepers visited the Wadena News office one morning last week. Publisher Alison Squires, far right, gave them a quick tour. The children agreed that the newspaper, age 106, is...

Bar Fly comes to Archerwill

The Saskatchewan band was at Grandma Viv’s this Father’s Day weekend as musical entertainment for a celebration of the restaurant’s third anniversary. Grandma Viv’s patrons chowed down on the Ukrainian smorgasbord or tucked into...

Cadets receive awards and promotions

The Pipestone Cadets #2271 held their annual parade night with promotions and awards at the community hall in Wadena. Captain Lorri-Anne Proznick officiated the evening, assisted by Captain Claire Enright and Second Lieutenant Maryanne...

The Outdoor School heads to Vancouver Island

Students from Wadena Composite recently embarked on the first Outdoor School trip in the school’s history. Developed by Principal Darin Faubert, it is the only cross-Canada curricular Outdoor School in Canada. From May 6...

Draft Horse Field Days

The Spring 2015 Performing Arts and Leisure Society (PALS) Draft Horse Field Days were held during the windy weekend of May 16-17. About 15 teams were on hand Saturday for the demonstrations and competitions,...