|Rural municipality||Rosthern No. 403|
|Post office Founded||1893-09-01|
|• Mayor||Dennis Helmuth|
|• M.P. Saskatoon-Wanuskewin||Maurice Vellacott|
|• M.L.A. Rosthern-Shellbrook||Scott Moe|
|• Total||4.01 km2 (1.55 sq mi)|
|• Density||365.0/km2 (945/sq mi)|
|Postal code||S0K 3R0|
|Highways||Hwy 11 / Hwy 312|
Rosthern was 100 years old in 2003. Its history is strongly tied to the farming industry. Famous experimental farmer and author Seager Wheeler lived 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. 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 United Kingdom.
- 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
The Seager Wheeler Farm, a National Historic Site of Canada, is 7 km east of Rosthern. The Rosthern Mennonite Heritage Museum (c. 1909-10) is a Municipal Heritage Property on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
In addition to the nearby Valley Regional Park with an 18 hole grass green golf course, there are two ball-diamonds, two indoor hockey rinks, a curling rink, bowling alley, and three school gyms. A new outdoor swimming pool completed in 2005. Rosthern is also home to the Youth Farm Bible Camp.
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.
The Station Arts Centre and Tea Room serves daily home-made bread and soups. The Rosthern Hotel & Bar, and King's Fried Chicken serve typical North American fare. Mackie's Asian Grill has a daily Chinese buffet and a full lunch and supper menu.
- Saskatchewan Valley News - a newspaper and print shop
- Friesens Bigway - a grocery store
- Friesens Drugstore
- Rosthern Pharmacy
- Golden Valley Sewing Store
- Lucky Dollar - a convenience store
- 312 Petro Canada - a gas station
- TR Petroleum - a gas station
- Harv's Autobody
- MCC Clothes Basket - a thrift store
- Rosthern Bowling Alley
- Impressions Salon & Gym
- Jomarans Kennel reg'd 1990
- Brook Vista Developments
Rosthern is home to over ten churches including Mennonite, Ukrainian Orthodox, Swedenborgian, Pentecostal, Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, Seventh-day Adventist, Christian & Missionary Alliance, and Baptist.
Rosthern has four schools. Rosthern High School, and Rosthern Elementary School are both part of the Prairie Spirit School Division#206. Rosthern also has a private high school, Rosthern Junior College. There is also a small Seventh-day Adventist school in town.
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- Russell, E.T. (1975), What's in a Name?, Saskatoon, Sk: Western Producer Prairie Books, p. 276, ISBN 1-894022-92-0
- Barry, Bill (2003), People Places Contemporary Saskatchewan Placenames, Regina, Canada: Print West communications, p. 230, ISBN 1-894022-92-0
- "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
- "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
- http://www.historicplaces.ca/visit-visite/affichage-display.aspx?id=1576 Canadian Register of Historic Places.
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