Wadena News

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.      

Scaly ones absent but not enthusiasm

The 10th annual Scott Wozniak Memorial Fishing Derby was held at Barrier Lake on Dec. 27, 2015. In the biting wind and sub-zero temperatures, contestants settled onto the ice to compete in the annual...

Belle Plaine still our Melanie

The rural air of Saskatchewan seems to inspire excellence. Melanie Hankewich, formerly of Fosston, is a good example. Always musical and always ready to perform, whether singing to her dog or standing up on...

Sliding into the New Year

Four members of the Wadena Curling Club competed in the U.S. Open World Curling Tour in Blaine, Minnesota, on Jan. 1. In the land of giants, from left to right, Scott Comfort, Chad Moir...

Fire at the Fire Hall

When the text “Fire at Rose Valley hall” came through early the morning of Dec. 19, deputy fire Chief Dan Vellieux’s immediate thought was that the town hall was in flames. To his dismay,...

Hockey! Hockey! Hockey!

The highly anticipated Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan has quickly moved up the calendar since its official announcement in October. This Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons, minor hockey games featuring the Wadena Wildcats will take...

Former Kuroki lad pens memoir

Gerald Sliva starts his book-signing sessions with a question. “Do you know where Kuroki is?” The answer might not be what you think. Where is it? Why, three miles south of Tryhubas’ barn, of...