Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
August - September 2009

Kenaston Crossroads


Clear Spring Colony Students Among Provincial
Winners of Heritage Poster Contest

Two Sun West students were among four Saskatchewan students who were winners of the Provincial Government's sixth annual Heritage Poster Contest. Tyler Decker and Reba Decker, both from the Clear Spring Colony School were honored at the
Legislative Building on Friday, May 22, 2009 by Saskatchewan Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart and Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Christine Tell.  The annual contest is open to all students from all grade levels across the province. This year 137 students submitted hand-crafted posters featuring historical places in Saskatchewan with a written statement explaining why the place is significant to the student. Both Tyler and Reba depicted the Kenaston Water Tower. For more info and photos: www.tcps.gov.sk.ca/2009winners.

Saskatchewan - Village of Kenaston will benefit from joint federal and provincial funding to upgrade the water treatment plant

Kenaston Receive Funding for Water Treatment Plant

Kenaston, July 15, 2009 -   The funding announcement was made by the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification and Arm River-Watrous MLA Greg Brkich. This project is just one example of the commitment of all three levels of government to strengthen the Saskatchewan economy by reducing red tape, creating jobs for the people of Saskatchewan, and getting shovels in the ground sooner. 

"Residents of Kenaston will soon have a cleaner, safer
water supply, thanks to a commitment by our Government to work with the province of Saskatchewan on projects which improve the quality of life for Saskatchewan families," said Yelich. "Our Government's investment in projects like this will help stimulate the economy while im-proving local infrastructure for the future."

This project will enhance local services and create local jobs, at a time when the need for economic stimulus is greatest. This project features a blended water system using greens and filters and reverse osmosis to reduce high uranium content levels to acceptable standards.
"The province continues to work in partnership with municipalities and the federal government to make infrastructure a priority in Saskatchewan," Brkich said. "This water treatment plant upgrade in Kenaston will go a long way towards improving critical infrastructure for residents."

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan will each invest up to $173,333 in the project. The Village of Kenaston will contribute the balance of the total eligible project cost of up to $520,000.
"On behalf of the residents of the Village of Kenaston, I would like to thank both the provincial and federal governments for their financial assistance in helping to improve the water quality in Kenaston," Village of Kenaston Mayor Dan O'Handley said. "We would not have been able to accomplish this undertaking without their support."

Reminder to all PET OWNERS - now that we are into Summer… The Village of Kenaston would like to remind all residents that we have an animal control bylaw in place which prohibits animals running at large, defecating on any public or private property other than the property of its owner and excessive barking and howling at anytime of the day or night.  They would like to advise all pet owners to have your pets leashed when walking them within the village and to prevent them from defecating on others property. If they do, please remove the waste from the property.  Many people put a lot of work into their lawns and would appreciate it if others would respect them as well. 

Lynn Yelich
A Kenaston Crossroads supporter

1-800-263-6071, or 252-6100


This Issue has been co-sponsored by:
Linda Purves
In Support of
Community Spirit
Riverbend Coop
River Bend Coop
Check out over 200 new items added to the store



  • August 2nd: Community Yard Sale To add your sale location to the map: Contact Susan Anholt by July 30th.
  • August 2 & 3rd: Flea Market at Ed's (Prairie Treasures)
  • August 7th and 8th: Pitch-A-Palooza - Kenaston Ball Diamond
  • August 12th: Community Barbeque



Community Barbeque: August 12th - Veteran’s Centennial Park

(Kenaston Place if poor weather)
5:00-7:30 pm.  Supper - $2.00.
Ensure that any new residents to Kenaston know about and are personally invited to the event.

We Welcome ALL NEWCOMERS to the community! This is our opportunity to show our community spirit and be a welcoming community; we encourage everyone to attend our summer BBQ and MEET and GREET Your Fellow Kenastonians. (Bring Your Lawn Chair). Event Coordinated by the Kenaston & District Chamber of Commerce. Bring Your Neighbors!

Sponsored by Kenaston Lions Club & Affinity Credit Union & Millsap Fuel Distributors.

Water Tower Restored

Kenaston's Water Tower

Our Water Tower is restored to new beauty and charm, thanks to the grant from the Dakota Dunes Community Corporation.  

Our tower can now take its place as a notable historic landmark and attraction for Kenaston. This project was adopted as a Tourism Goal for the Kenaston Business Plan in 2005.  Commitment and persistence by our volunteer contractor Susan Anholt, on behalf of the Kenaston Chamber, has seen this major undertaking planned, implemented and completed.

(See History and Restoration Pics Online)

Painter/carpenters: Al Fiissel and Claude Vaugeois of Bladworth put in a long week in June replacing additional siding at the top of the building and painting.  The project completion was only possible because a telehandler forklift owned by Clear Spring Colony was made available thanks to Mike Wertz and the very gifted machine operator David Decker.

The Kenaston Community Dinner Theatre team is pleased to report that the 2009 dinner theatre was a success on all fronts. First successful because of the dedication of Melanie Kerpan and her talented cast; secondly successful because of all of the wonderful willing volunteers; and thirdly successful because of the efforts of two local caterers - Well Seasoned and Zdunich & Co.  It was my pleasure to coordinate this event and report that we had a profit of $6,365.95.  I hope that we are able to look forward to a repeat in 2010.  Community members are encouraged to consider their potential involvement as a cast member, co-director, director, reading plays, sound and lights (a challenging task which we really need someone to learn), and also coordination. We are all willing make room for someone new, or to share the roles! - Susan Anholt


Kenaston's Flea Market and Yard Sale Map 2009
To Add Your Yard Sale Location to the Map – Contact Susan Anholt before July 30th