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Elaine Froese wants to keep families and farms healthy

Newest book takes on an issue not often dealt with – the in-laws

My concern is divorce. Within a few miles’ radius of our farm there are so many divorces. And these aren’t all young people. Some are 20- and 40-year marriages.” Elaine Froese is tired. She’s just come home from a speaking tour and is heading to the U.S. for another gig, but as she speaks, the […] Read more

Lisa Guenther reading from Friendly Fire.

Debut novel for Grainews writer explores serious subject

Friendly Fire delves into small-town family secrets and violence and why some speak out and others don’t

When Darby Swank finds her beloved aunt floating dead in the water of Brightsand Lake, it sets in motion a hunt for the killer and shatters the tranquil facade of the rural community Darby calls home. If it sounds like a murder mystery, it is. But Grainews writer Lisa Guenther’s debut novel, Friendly Fire, is […] Read more

Gerd Martin, left, who spearheaded the Weyburn Ag Society farrier competition, works over hot bed of coals with competitor Todd Bailey.

Farrier competition honours Chad Johnstone

Funds raised create a scholarship at Olds College

When a work accident took Chad Johnstone’s life almost a year ago, touching tributes to the 38-year-old farrier immediately poured in from family, friends, colleagues and clients. And they came from across Saskatchewan and beyond. “He knew everybody and everybody knew him,” says wife Marla Holdstock. “He’d help anybody out and people wanted to give […] Read more