- Rosthern, Saskatchewan
official_name = Rosthern
imagesize = 250px
mapsize = 250px
pushpin_map_caption = Town of Rosthern in
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_type2 = Rural Municipalities (R.M.)
subdivision_name2 = "Rosthern No. 403, Saskatchewan"
leader_title1 =Federal Electoral District Saskatoon--Wanuskewin M.P.
leader_title2 =provincial electoral districts Constituency of Rosthern-Shellbrook M.L.A.
established_title =Post office Founded
established_date = 1893-09-01
established_title2 = Village established
established_title3 = Town incorporated
area_magnitude = 9
area_urban_km2 = 4.01
population_total = 1,382
population_density_km2 = 344.9
timezone_DST = CST
latd= 52|latm= 40|lats= 00|latNS=N
longd=106 |longm=20 |longs= 00|longEW=W
website = http://www.rosthern.com/
footnotes = [Citation
last =National Archives
first =Archivia Net
title =Post Offices and Postmasters
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last =Government of Saskatchewan
first =MRD Home
title = Municipal Directory System
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last =Canadian Textiles Institute.
title =CTI Determine your provincial constituency
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last =Commissioner of Canada Elections
first =Chief Electoral Officer of Canada
title =Elections Canada On-line | Home
accessdate = ] Rosthern is a
townat the juncture of Highway 11 and Highway 312 in the central area of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located roughly halfway between the cities of Prince Albert, Saskatchewanand Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Rosthern was 100 years old in 2003. Its history is strongly tied to farming practices. Famous experimental farmer and author
Seager Wheelerlived just outside of Rosthern. There are several apocryphal versions of the story about how the town got its name. One is that in the late 1880s when the railroad ran through from Regina to Prince Albert a man by the name of Ross drowned in the creek that flows through the town. "Terne" is old English for tarn meaning a pool, and the name stuck. cite book
title =What's in a Name?
publisher =Western Producer Prairie Books
location =Saskatoon, Sk
id = ISBN 1-894022-92-0] In all likelihood, however, the town's name echoes an old world name brought over by a homesick worker on the railroad, in this case that of "Rostherne", a village in the UK.cite book
title =People Places Contemporary Saskatchewan Placenames
publisher =Print West communications
location =Regina, Canada
id = ISBN 1-894022-92-0]
Rosthern attractions include the
Seager Wheeler Farm. There is also a MennoniteHistorical Museum.
Station Arts Center and Tea Roomserves daily home-made bread and soups. The Rosthern Hotel, and King's Fried Chicken serve typical North American fare. Mackie's Asian Grill has a daily Chinese buffet, as well has a full lunch and supper menu.
Rosthern has three schools. Rosthern High School, and Rosthern Elementary School are both part of the Sask Valley School district. Rosthern also has a private high school,
Rosthern Junior College.
In addition to the nearby Regional Park there are two ball-diamonds, two indoor hockey rinks, a curling rink, bowling alley, and three school gyms. A new outdoor swimming pool just finished in 2005. Rosthern is also home to the
Youth Farm Bible Camp.
Rosthern is home to over ten churches including
Mennonite, Ukrainian Orthodox, Swedenborgian, Pentecostal, Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, Seventh-day Adventist, and Baptist.
Local news is reported in the locally published Valley News. Local businesses include:
Valley News- a newspaperand print shop
*Friesens Bigway - a
*Lucky Dollar - a
Esso- a gas station
*TR Petroleum - a
*MCC Clothes Basket - a
*Jomarans Kennel reg'd 1990
*Brook Vista Developments
Rosthern is home to the
Station Arts Center and Tea Room. The Station Arts Center hosts frequent musicaland dramaticperformances. There is also public library. Popular sporting activities include baseball, soccer, badminton basketball, hockey, swimming, volleyball, floor hockeyand Tai Kwon Do.
Rosthern is one of the few
rural Saskatchewan towns to still have a hospital. Rosthern also has a medical clinic, several retirement homes and a nursing home.
According to the 2001
Statistics Canadacensus:Canada_CP_2006|pop= 1,382|popDelta=-8.1%
privateDwell=660|privateDwellusual=607|medianHHIncome=N/A:::N/A = Data Not Available Population in 2006
*Lat (DMS) 52° 40' 00" N
*Long (DMS) 106° 20' 00" W
*Dominion Land Survey Section 35 - Township 42 - Range 3 West of the 3rd Meridian
*Time zone (cst) UTC-6
List of communities in Saskatchewan
List of rural municipalities in Saskatchewan North: Duck Lake West: Waldheim Rosthern East: Wakaw South: Hague
* [http://www.rosthern.com/ Town of Rosthern]
* [http://www.rjc.sk.ca/ Rosthern Junior College]
* [http://www.stationarts.com/index.html The Station Arts Centre]
* [http://www.seagerwheelerfarm.org/ Seager Wheeler Farm]
* [http://www.yfbc.ca/ Youth Farm Bible Camp]
* [http://www.rmofrosthern.ca/ RM of Rosthern #403]
* [http://www.brookvista.com/ Brook Vista Subdivision]
* [http://www.becquet.com/director/maps/index.htm Saskatchewan City & Town Maps]
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~cansk/school/ Saskatchewan Gen Web - One Room School Project ]
* [http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/post-offices/001001-100.01-e.php Post Offices and Postmasters - ArchiviaNet - Library and Archives Canada]
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~cansk Saskatchewan Gen Web Region]
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~canmaps/index.html Online Historical Map Digitization Project]
* [http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/search/search_e.php GeoNames Query ]
* [http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Index.cfm?Lang=E 2006 Community Profiles]
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