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Manitoba has a new premier, as Kelvin Goertzen has been named interim leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. The decision to go with Goertzen was made on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at the PC Party caucus meeting. The Steinbach based MLA has replaced Brian Pallister, who stepped down as premier on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Goertzen will be Manitoba’s 23rd premier for a two-month term, at which point one of the candidates running to replace Pallister will be selected.


The Carberry Ag Society hosted Family Fun Days from Aug. 27 to 29, with chariot and chuckwagon races, fireworks and lots of kids’ games.

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The Carberry Agricultural Society was back in action last weekend, hosting Family Fun Days at the fairgrounds from Friday to Sunday. While the event wasn’t as large

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as their usual Agricultural Fair and Races, Ag Society president Alan Christison noted that they were very happy with how the days went. The weather wasn’t completely cooperative over the weekend, with heavy rains on Friday causing their

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f irst evening of chariot and chuckwagon races to be postponed. Originally, they had planned to run the races Friday evening and finish them off on Saturday, but the wet track changed their schedule to Saturday and Sunday instead. The rain did let up on

Friday, however, allowing the Carberry Fire Department to run the fireworks show they had planned for that night. Christison said they didn’t take attendance for the fireworks, but there was a good sized group out to watch the show. Saturday involved not

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Neepawa Legion open after year of closure

By Casper Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press The Neepawa Legion will soon be open for the first time since last year. After closing officially due to COVID-19 on Nov. 12, 2020 Legion Branch No. 23 will once again have its doors open to the public starting Sept. 7. Legion president Brent Hunter and secretary treasurer Cheryl Ernest told the Banner & Press that it feels good to be open again. “The closure’s impacted us financially, since we haven’t been able to do much aside from a couple meetings regarding our reopening,” said Ernest. “But it did give us the opportunity to do some maintenance and touchups, like with the foyer upstairs. We didn’t have the time to do those, previously.” Hunter added, “We’ve been able to make use of some government funding in order to pay for utilities, insurance and other costs. So we’re really grateful to the government levels that have provided funding to help us to address those costs.” Once Sept. 7 swings around, the Legion will be able to be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The establishment Pic tured right: This carved, painted, woodburned and stained statue was given to the Legion anonymously dur ing i t s year- long closure. There is currently no d e s igna t e d s p o t f o r it to be displayed, but the executive of Legion Branch No. 23 is considering its options.

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Legion Branch No.23, located in Neepawa, is preparing for a Sept. 7 re-opening. The Legion has been closed since mid-November last year. While the closure provided a chance to do some maintenance, the Legion executive is looking forward to it being open again.

will be open at full capacity with all current public health orders in place. This includes proper social distancing and masks worn when guests are standing or moving around, VLTs being spaced out or separated with a barrier, proof of being fully vaccinated and a conf irmation of identity. The hall will also be available for rent, with the renter responsible for any violation fees as it will be the renter’s responsibil-

ity to make sure adherence to guidelines is kept. “While Chase the Ace will remain on hold for now, we will be having the Meat Draw and 50/50 draws starting on Sept. 10,” said Hunter. Now that it is open once again, memberships that are due for 2021 can now be paid at the Legion. Memberships for 2022 will also be coming due shortly. To rent the hall, or to volunteer to help sell tick-

ets, people are asked to call 204-476-5738. Volunteers can also alternatively use the sign-up sheet posted downstairs in the Legion. Mysterious donation One unexpected highlight for Legion Branch No. 23 during its closure

was the receival of an anonymous donation. The donation came in the form of a wood-carved statue forming a cross adorned by a poppy and helmet. The base is solid with unique shaping and inscribed with the words “Lest we forget” on the front. The gift was given to a Legion member

via a drop-off with a typed letter. “We have no idea who did it,” Ernest expressed. “But on behalf of the executive of Branch No. 23, thank you.” The Legion executive is currently deciding where best to display the generous and thoughtful gift.


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Pop-up concert at Kelwood

There was a pop-up concert at Kelwood recently, hosted just outside The Barn. The concert was part of a series put on by the Harvest Sun Music Festival, allowing the festival to continue this year by taking the music to the people. Pictured: Rob Waddell, formerly of Neepawa, per formed at The Barn and later he and his bandmates performed at the campground. PHOTO BY KEN WADDELL

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his week, there has been many things happening that will affect our lives. People in government make decisions and those decisions affect our daily lives. Here’s a few items that have come down that affect us both directly and indirectly. • Premier Brian Pallister resigned as Manitoba’s premier and Kelvin Goertzen was named Premier of Manitoba. Goertzen is likely the smartest parliamentarian in Manitoba. He will guide the government ably through the next few weeks while the PC Manitoba party selects a new leader. Goertzen will step down as premier as soon as a new leader is elected and sworn in as premier. If the new leader already has a seat in the Manitoba legislature, then they will be sworn in immediately and appoint a new cabinet. If the new leader doesn’t have a seat, they will have to run in a by-election and if they win, they will be sworn in as premier after the by-election and appoint a new cabinet. As we go to print this week, there are three candidates for PC Manitoba leader, including MLA Heather Stefanson, MLA Shannon Martin and former member of parliament, Shelly Glover. As the leadership election unfolds, there is a definite line in the sand between those who think the leader has to come from within caucus and those who think a change is needed and anyone in caucus is tainted goods as they should have stood up to Brian Pallister when it was felt he was too bossy and too outspoken. Feeling Pallister was too bossy and too outspoken is matter of sharply debated argument. Pallister was exactly what the party needed at the time he was acclaimed. The party had been in opposition for 15 years, wasn’t all that flush with cash and was very disorganized. I know, as I was on the provincial board and the level of management and financing of party affairs prior to Pallister was pretty bad. God knows I tried, but you have to remember neepawa

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Ken Waddell in political parties, us poor country folks aren’t really smart enough to run important things like political parties. In this leadership race, they have set down a couple of rules that work against any outsider coming into the fray. There is a $25,000 deposit, but a candidate gets that back if they attain five per cent of the vote. The bigger roadblock is that the candidate and their team have to sign up 1,000 new or renewed memberships to get on the ballot. That’s a lot of memberships to sell and the time frame is tight. I believe it’s from Aug. 23 to Sept. 15. At the outset, the odds are weighted in favour of a sitting MLA and there have been suggestions that the race rules were purposefully fixed to favour Heather Stefanson. • On the federal election front, it has been stated that about the only person who wanted an election, over two years early by the way, was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He said he needed a new mandate. Two weeks ago I said, “Trudeau needs an election to satisfy his needs. If he wins a majority, he will resign soon and go on to something that pays better and is less work. This prime minister is allergic to actual work, by the way. Maybe he will get on at the UN or some corporate boards, whatever. If he gets a minority, same story, he will move on. If he loses, he will move on.” Trudeau’s excitement over an early election has been tempered by other circumstances. I don’t think he realized how upsetting it is to have an early election. Or how upsetting it is

to have hundreds, if not thousands of Canadians and former Canadian army support workers trapped in war-torn Afghanistan. Trudeau looked pretty dumb trying to announce the election while some Canadians’ and Canadian supporters’ lives were at risk in a country that really doesn’t like us that well and whose new regime actually hates us. Add to all this turmoil the fact that government rules on COVID-19 are all over the map and it makes for a very angry electorate. Just think of some of the stupid things that have been said surrounding C-19. Masks protect others, but not yourself. That’s nonsense. If a mask works, they protect both. Lockdowns will be for two weeks to flatten the curve. Well after 20 months and counting, we all know how well that worked out. Then there was that Dr. Tam advice to wear a mask if you were having sex with someone you don’t know. Really? If you are stupid enough to have casual sex, then I am not sure we want you in the gene pool anyway. The most galling one that is causing a lot of anger and frustration is that we were told if we reached 75 or 80 per cent vaccination rate, we could get back to normal. Manitobans reached that and we are far from normal yet. Governing is tough, I get that, but politicians and civil servants make it a lot tougher than it has to be. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this column are the writer’s personal views and are not to be taken as being the view of the Banner & Press staff.

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heading like that could imply so many things– welcome back to school, welcome back to living with a mask in a public space, welcome back fall… different things for different people. For me, today, I am welcoming back a set of books I gave away decades ago. I have not owned many sets of books. I have owned the complete set of ‘For Better or Worse’, eagerly awaiting the arrival of each new one, presenting them in the correct order on the bookshelf, reading them repeatedly and then giving them to a young woman would also shared my passion for the series. No regrets! I have owned the complete set of the ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and have no idea to whom I gave them. And that’s ok. The set that returned to my care is the boxed, hard cover, released in the early ‘70s, Peanuts. Each book is a compilation of cartoons, in fact, each book is two books in one, both sides being the front. One volume, for example, has one front entitled ‘Sunday’s Fun Day, Charlie Brown’ and the other front is ‘You’re Out of Sight, Charlie Brown’. (You can tell I am the master of heavy reading!) The books are showing their age, the spines are weary, there are some loose edges on the covers; the stories are the same! That entire series of cartoons, and TV specials, where popular for a very long time. Charles M. Schulz made a difference in his world. In my world. Some saw/ see the stories as parables, some see/saw the stories as a modern interpretation of the gospel. What I see/saw are real life characters coping, thriving and surviving. There are days when I can totally identify with Charlie, as one more time he trusts Lucy to hold steady that football as he prepares to kick it into eternity, only to have her, swiftly, smugly jerk it away at the last minute. There are days when I am not unlike Linus, cherishing my security blanket, trying valiantly to set it aside, using it as a protection– defensively and offensively– ready to be mocked and ridiculed, even bargaining, to keep my token of safety. One series shows us how much Sally misses her school. The building is her friend, she talks to it, and in one strip, returning from a trip, she rushes up and hugs her beloved schoolhouse. The building is proud to be so loved and reminds any that wish to mock this relationship that his brother is the court house– don’t mess with them. Some days I am proud to identify with Pigpen, the task of the day has provided ample opportunity to get down and dirty. Difference here is that I am delighted to shed the dust and dirt of the day, and hopefully, do not carry a perpetual cloud of debris. And I love Snoopy, dancing his way through the pages, flying his Sopwith plane and rising above the mundane. Charlie is the main character. He suffers from his unrequited love for the little red headed girl, he attempts endlessly to fly his kite, he, mostly, faces each day with courage. May it always be so.

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any years ago, I attended a motivational seminar led by the late Charles Jones. He was widely known as “Mr. Tremendous;” due in part to the title of his best selling book “Life is Tremendous.” He shared many life lessons that night. Some made us laugh and some moved us to tears– but they all gave those in attendance much food for thought. I recalled one of his statements last week, as I was reflecting on what had been three of the most turbulent weeks I’ve experienced in a while. Nothing serious or life-changing took place. Just a whole lot of little things– and they all happened at the same time. Thankfully, all issues were resolved satisfactorily and life has returned to normal. The Jones quote that I recalled was this: “In this life, I am always learning. I remember the times when I used to say: ‘This is one thing I’ve learned.’ And the moment I said that, God

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Neil Strohschein allowed me to go through an experience where I had to learn that lesson all over again.” Those words sum up the last three weeks of my life. From the moment I was old enough to begin helping on the farm, my days could best be described as unpredictable. King Solomon’s words– Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth– became my motto. They still are. Now, I will be the first to admit that I have never been comfortable going with the flow and living one day at a time. I like to keep a detailed schedule and plan my days and weeks so that I can complete assignments and projects ahead of time. Adapting to life with a

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his week, my thoughts involve mak ing plans. Some people enjoy making plans before they go on a trip, others like the unexpected outcome of a

plan that was not made. I enjoy making plans, it is part of the fun of knowing what is to come. It happened severa l times in my life that the plans I made were for

dog-loving stroke victim (my wife– the love of my life) forced me to make some major changes. Now I spend parts of each day doing for them what they cannot do for themselves– helping with meal preparation, laundry, running a “taxi” service with an exclusive clientele of two, and letting the dog outside at any hour of the day or night. And I would not trade the life I have now for anything. I love it. But, just as with many others, I can have weeks in which the list of appointments, work assignments and chores can pile up and instead of dealing with the issues one at a time like I usually do, I start to panic. My level of frustration increases and sometimes boils

nothing, because the Lord had a totally different and much better plan in mind for me. Even now, when I sometimes rely on others to plan for me, I need to take a step back and know that it will all work out just right, because I know that God is in control and can change it if it would not be pleasing to Him.

over in huge sighs that let everyone in the house know how upset I am right then. That’s when Jones’ words help me understand what’s happening. Just when I thought I had mastered the art of going with the flow and taking life one day at a time, God let me go through three weeks during which I had to relearn those lessons. But as I was doing so, he gave me an added gift– all the time I needed to complete every assigned task. As I write these words, I see how, when my panic level was at its highest, I received the mercy and grace to help in time of need that is available to all who seek it. Life since March of 2020 hasn’t been easy for any of us. The demands of day-today living are hard enough. COVID has made it that much harder. But the God in whom we believe is faithful. He urges us to ask for his help when the pressures of life become too intense. He will gladly give us all the help we need.

Over 200 times it talks in the Bible about trusting in the plans that God has for our life. Much wisdom is spoken to us in the Proverbs. Chapter 19:21 tells us, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” May we have peace and trusts the Lord’s plan for us.

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The democratic process must continue

I never had the opportunity to meet Leonard Paramor in person, only through his frequent submissions to the pages of this publication. Over time, I gained the impression that Leonard was a self educated man, totally engaged in studying and understanding the world that he lived in. He was gifted with an ability to break complex issues into understandable and quotable sentences. Leonard’s ideological background in his contribution to the democratic debate was best understood when he explained he did not have a personal dislike for conservatives, but often disagreed with their policies and proceeded to eloquently describe the reasons for his disagreement. We were most fortunate that both Leonard and the editor of this publication shared the same appreciation for the democratic process. Pressure had previously been applied to have the editor restrict Leonard’s access to this publication. The editor declined, knowing that such an action would not be an attack upon Leonard Paramor, but an attack upon democracy itself. I also suspect that Leonard’s contribution sold subscriptions. By comparison, mass media sponsored political discourse in this country today has deteriorated to 15 second clips from question period, name calling and personality assassination. The Canadian public’s political literacy has declined accordingly. The Neepawa Banner is a unique publication today, it is a community newspaper as it should be. The quality of its regular contributors is second to none, as is years of contribution to the democratic process. The publication of Leonard Paramor’s writing led to single copies being circulated from household to household. My household was third, but not last in line. Without Leonard’s continuing contributions, the editor of the Banner may find himself writing in an echo chamber. To prevent such a tragedy from happening, I am purchasing a subscription in anticipation that the editor will rise to the challenge and exercise every opportunity to stimulate myself and others into presenting a critical and entertaining response to conservative policies. The democratic process must now continue in Leonard’s absence. He would have wished it so. Rest well, our dear friend. Fred Tait Fossendale, MB Editor’s note: Thank you for your letter. The Neepawa Banner & Press is distributed free within the coverage area, but does send subscriptions outside the area. Thank you to Mr. Tait for his support. More letters can be found on Page A18

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The rabbit and I cannot keep up to what the garden is producing. It seems everything I cook lately has parsley, tomatoes and zucchini in it! So today I will share two recipes that I used to help use up these veggies. Mediterranean chicken soup 2 chicken breasts, cut into thin strips 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 red pepper, diced 1 tsp. dried oregano or use 1 Tbsp. fresh 1 large tomato, peeled and diced 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 onion, diced 1/2 tsp. salt 1 clove garlic, minced pepper to taste 1 large potato, diced 2 small zucchini, halved and sliced 6 cups chicken broth In a large pot, place all the ingredients except the zucchini and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and gently simmer for 15 minutes. Add the zucchini and simmer for another 10 minutes. Serve. It is just that simple! Chicken feta salad 2-3 cups cooked chicken, cubed Dressing: 1-2 baby zucchini, thinly sliced 1 clove of garlic minced 1 red pepper, diced 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano 2-3 slices sweet onion 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 10-15 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 tsp. sugar 1/2 cup sliced black olives 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled 1/4 cup red wine vinegar Bowl of washed lettuce 1/4 cup oil 2 Tbsp. lemon juice In a bowl, combine the chicken, zucchini, peppers, onion, tomatoes and olives. Mix all the dressing ingredients together. Gently toss the dressing into the chicken and veggies. Spoon the chicken salad on to a bed of lettuce. Sprinkle the feta cheese on top of the salad. Serve and enjoy!

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a result. Aug. 27: RCMP responded to an assault in Minnedosa, where one male was reported to have been assaulted by another male. The victim declined to proceed with charges so the matter did not proceed. Police attended a commercial alarm in Gladstone, where the building was found to be secure with no signs of forced entry; the alarm was determined to be false. Aug. 28: RCMP were dispatched to a report of an

complainant’s windows in Rapid City. Patrols were made, but no one was located in the area. Police received a report of fraud in Neepawa; the matter is still under investigation. RCMP conducted 19 traff ic enforcement actions during this reporting period.

During the week of Aug. 23 to Aug. 29, Spruce Plains RCMP dealt with 56 police activities. Aug. 23: RCMP responded to a 911 call in the RM of Rosedale, where the caller stated there wasn’t an emergency, but that they Public service were just looking for an announcement update on a previous file If you have any informathey were involved in. Police tion about these crimes or explained to the caller that any other crimes, please 911 is for emergencies only contact your local RCMP and to call the detachment Office or Crimestoppers at for inquiries of that nature. 1-800-222-8477. Police received a complaint Due to the on-going of an erratic driver in the COVID-19 pandemRM of North Cypressic, the Neepawa and Langford. Extensive Minnedosa RCMP patrols were made, detachments advise but t he su s p ec t they will be limiting vehicle could not be front counter servilocated. ces at the detachAug. 24: RCMP ments until further were dispatched to notice. a possible structure We request that fire in the Municiyou contact each pality of Westlakedetachment at 204Gladstone. Upon 476-7340 (Neepaarrival, the fire dewa) or 204-867-2916 partment in attend(Minnedosa) to inance determined it was a controlled burn. intoxicated person at a busi- quire about criminal record Police received a report of ness in Minnedosa that was checks or to file a report. a suspicious person walk- causing a disturbance. The Leave a message if needed ing around the property of person was taken into cus- and it will be checked the a residence in Gladstone. tody and was released once following business day. Do not leave a message Police attended and dis- sober. Police responded to covered the suspect was a report of theft of personal if you require immediattempting to serve legal items in Clanwilliam, where ate police assistance. You documents to the home the complainant declined to must dial 204-476-7338 (Neepawa), 204-867-2751 owner. Police responded to proceed with charges. Aug. 29: RCMP received (Minnedosa) or 911 to have an abandoned 911 call at a home in Neepawa, which a complaint of a suspicious a police officer respond to was determined to have person that was reported to you promptly. been dialled accidentally by have been banging on the a resident in the property. Aug. 25: RCMP reALTERNATIVE RV sponded to a reported PARTS & SERVICE disturbance in Gladstone. Box 5, Site 400, R.R.1 Police attended, but did not Brandon MB R7A 5Y1 locate any disturbance and ~ Sales, Service, Rentals & Parts ~ confirmed with neighbours Refinishing & Repairs to All Makes & Models • Wood Rot Repairs • Truck Accessories Trailer Hitches & Wiring • MPIC & Insurance Claims • Tool Boxes • Upholstery who reported not hearing Licensed Gas Technician for Appliance Repairs • Storage • Cargo Trailers anything. Police responded Refrigerator Rebuilding • Floe Dock & Lift to another report of a disErnie Bessant turbance in Minnedosa, PH: 204-728-4457 where the source of the FAX:204-727-5471 disturbance could not be located. Police received a report of fraud in the RM of Minto-Odanah; the matter Dr. Perkins Greg Perkins Dr. Greg is still under investigation. Aug. 26: RCMP received Dr. Derek Papegnies Dr. Derek Papegnies a report of a stolen vehicle Optometrists Optometrists in Rapid City and another report of a break and enter to the golf course, also in & District Wellness Centre) Beautiful Plains Community Medical Inc. Rapid City. Both matters(Neepawa & District Wellness Centre) Beautiful(Neepawa Plains Community Medical Clinic Inc.Clinic are still under investigation. Police were dispatched to For appointment please call: a two vehicle collision inFor appointment please call: Minnedosa. There were no reported injuries and one vehicle was towed as


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By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press •The 2021 school year opens Tuesday, Sept. 7 with an administration day and the students return Wednesday, Sept. 8. Both principals, Dayna Galatiuk (RJ Waugh) and Bruce McCallum (Carberry Collegiate) are ready for another challenging year. Latest government health orders state that all educationrelated employees must get their first COVID-19 vaccine shot by Sept. 7 and their second shot be Oct. 17 with full immunity kicking in by Oct. 31 (or have three Covid tests per week). •Congratulations to Blair and Lori Salt (east end of Laverne Avenue) who were recipients of Yard of the Week from the Carberry Communities in Bloom. •Brayden Knox (17) will leave for The Pas where he will register for Grade 12 at Margaret Barbour Collegiate and play hockey with the OCN Blizzard in the MJHL. During the last three years, he has played with the Southwest Cougars, two with the U18 squad and one season with the U15 team. Brayden is six feet tall, 160 pounds, and plays left wing or centre. He has been lifeguarding at the local pool and was a hockey referee for two seasons. Training camp begins in the Pas Sept. 2, as the Gordon Lathlin Arena is under repair. Knox is a good student and was baptized by immersion at the Evangelical Free Church Aug. 29. The OCN coach is veteran Billy Keane.

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Here and there •Excerpts from Carberry Town Council Aug ust meeting: Present were Mayor Olmstead, Councillors Anderson and Muirhead, student rep Salyn, and CAO Stephenson. Approved a motion opposing Bill 64, the Education Review Act. Purchased a second hand truck from Acadia Colony for $5,500 (2013 GMC Sierra). Recognized Genadij Prudnikov, who built a wooden bench for the front of the library. Approved for payment of bills, amounting to $66,781. Cody Campbell, who is doing some Robin’s Nest renovations, recommended a King Spud statue for the area near #1 highway. Councillors were alerted of the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Carberry Dec.14 to 19, 2021. Three new street lights were approved for installation– two on Jardine Street, north of 1st Avenue and one on Fanny Street, south of 1st Street.


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Derelict Building Reserve bylaws approved. •According to a national travel website, Carberry has been one of the 19 friendliest communities in


Canada. •The official opening of the Wings to War memorial site Saturday, Sept. 11 at 1:00 p.m. will be held in the Fire Hall in case of inclement weather. Local dignitaries include Mayor Stuart Olmstead and Reeve Bob Adriaansen. Musical interludes will include some war songs. •In Pembina Hills U13 baseball, they played one and a half games against Winnipeg South at Portage. Play-offs include contests against Interlake in Portage and a game with Carillon. The winner goes to the finals in Winnipeg. •On Tuesday, Aug. 24, the Carberry Ladies’ Golf Night held a two person alternate shot horse race. Winners were: 1. Sharon Marnoch/Bev McDonald; 2. Suzie Scott/ Becky Birch; 3. Heather Baron/ Trish Fraser.

•The Carberr y Senior Ladies’ Golf Tournament was held on Wednesday, August 25 at the Sandhills Golf and Country Club. Winners were: Championship Flight 1. Gisele Sayer; 2. Suzie Scott; 3. Cindy Grant. First Flight 1. Bonnie Johnson; 2. Linda Birch; 3. Lynn Bell. Second Flight 1. Agnes Harpelle; 2. Val Turner; 3. Ellen Blain. Third Flight 1. Terri Wright; 2. Helen Sylvester; 3. Sherry Ramage. Closest to the Pin #5: Linda Birch; Closest to the Pin #7: Pat Bjarnason; Longest Putt: Colleen Turner; Longest Drive: Pam Harris.

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This is the last of the 4 part series on water rights. But fear not, as soon another series starts. That will explain why water licensing equals “the right to print money,” but back to the conclusion of industrial food production and water licensing! This week, the number 7 has been prominent in my thoughts! There are the 7 sacred teachings of our indigenous friends and the 7 deadly sins as stated in our Holy Bible. Is this coincidence? Not likely, God has a plan! Therefore God will display her/his power in many ways . In the 7 sacred teachings: 1. Humility is represented by a wolf; 2. Bravery is represented by a bear; 3. Honesty is represented by a raven; 4. Love - love one another, as I have loved you; 5. Truth is represented by the turtle; 6. Wisdom is the experiences of our life, a beaver; 7. Respect - the foundation of our way of life, a buffalo. Sometimes bravery is called courage, when our greatest enemy is our self, then we look to the eagle, who flies high and looks down on everything we are doing and have done! Take a moment before you read on, list in order of importance your preference from bad to worst, this is only mine, no one else’s list of sins! Envy, gluttony, sloth, lust, pride, greed and wrath. Envy - a sad or resentful covetousness towards the trails or possessions of someone else. Gluttony - over indulgence and the over consumption of anything to the point of waste. Sloth - defined as the failure to do things that one should do. (By this definition, evil exists when good people fail to act!) Lust - intense longing (unbridled sexual desire). Pride - dangerously corrupt selfishness, the putting of one’s own desires, urges, wants and whims before the welfare of the people. Greed - a sin of desire. Wrath - as uncontrolled feeling of anger, rage and even hatred. I have been guilty of this entire list - this week - how about you? In the last of my visions shared with me, by God, revealing the message of the wonderful lord, our God, was my Christian friend from Sidney, God loves us all! But I am more of an old testament type of reader of history books, especially the Bible, not interested in the good news of the new testaments! Sheldon, Nathan and I are looking over a long and wide valley, in the distance, we see the beautiful hills. I hear Nathan say to Sheldon, “for heaven, it sure is hot here.” So where do those that dare to control our precious water end up? Not in heaven, that I am sure! As some old testament stories reveal, somebody got to “go to hell”!

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Looking Back 1981: P. Lehmann graduates from University of MB A8 NEEPAWA BANNER & PRESS

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110 years ago, Friday, September 1, 1911 Franklin: In reference to the recent case of violation of “The Lord’s Day Act” by cutting grain on Sunday, we are glad to say the offending party was waited on by one of our citizens with the following result: He acknowledges that he violated the law of the land (he says ignorantly); that he is extremely sorry for doing so; and promises that there will be no recurrence of the same on his part in this country. Hence no prosecution. 100 years ago, Friday, September 2, 1921 Ste. Rose du Lac: Four Ste. Amelie men were fined in the police court Wednesday afternoon by Mag ist rate R heaume, three $50 and costs each, for consuming and one $200 and costs for giving home made beer in a place other than a private dwelling. The drastic manner with which the temperance act is being enforced in this part of the country is arising a lot of unfavourable comment, and some of the best Belgian farmers are freely announcing their intentions of realizing their holdings and returning to the free land from which they came. They also have other but kind words to speak of the treatment received at the hands of the Ste. Rose du Lac authorities and threaten to trade, in the future, at other towns. Belgians are amongst the best settlers of this district. Ste. Rose du Lac: Arthur Guyot left last week for Rochester for treatment at the well known Sanitorium of the Mayo Bros. Note: The Mayo brothers consist of Dr. William (born 1861) and Charles (1865) Mayo. The brothers, along with their father, William Worrell Mayo, were founders of the clinic mentioned above. W. W. Mayo became one of the leading physicians in the region. According to PBS, W. W. Mayo was a physician and general practitioner who was named examining physician for the U.S. Army enrollment and recruitment board, which was based in Rochester, during the Civil War. Both Charles and William are noted as gifted surgeons


who were always on the hunt for new techniques and procedures to help their patients. One example is that the benefits of antiseptic surgery, as prescribed by Dr. Joseph Lister, were just beginning to be adopted in the United States in the 19th century. The pair travelled to a variety of locations of practice to expand their knowledge. Eventually, the Sisters of St. Francis founded the St. Mary’s Catholic Hospital in Rochester, where they were both recruited for their surgical skills. PBS states that this was the genesis of what is now known as the Mayo clinic. In 1914, with the opening of a new building to house all the Mayos’ medical and surgical staff and employees, the Mayo Clinic name was officially adopted. It then became the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research– later the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and now part of the University of Minnesota. Another old saying is to be erased. Chemists have actually produced a silk purse from a sow’s ear. But they admit that the quality of the silk is not first-class. Note: The saying being referenced here is “you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear”. According to Word Histories, the phrase meant that you couldn’t make a fine product from inferior materials. The phrase/proverb according to its first recorded instance in 1699, originated in Scotland. This early instance of its use was in B.E. Gent’s “A New Dictionary of the Terms Ancient and Modern of the Canting Crew”. Why children should be permitted such freedom of the streets as a playground is a puzzle to many citizens of Neepawa. Warnings go unheeded. Perhaps some day a tragedy will cause an awakening. One of the most frequent spots is the post office front, where there is more than ordinary traffic. It has been suggested that the vacant property across the street might be cleaned up and made into a playground. Then it would be a reasonable thing to do to forbid the use of business streets as a playground.

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90 years ago, Tuesday, September 1, 1931 A farmer’s singing in Tennessee led prohibition officers to a still. There’s sure to be something wrong nowadays when you hear a farmer sing. 80 years ago, Friday, August 29, 1941 Cordova: Pte. Raymond Ritchie, of the Calgary Highlanders, somewhere in England spoke by radio last Wednesday to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie, his brothers and sisters, and his wife and son at Carberry. His sister Alice was the only member of the family to hear the message. 70 years ago, Thursday, September 6, 1951 The Town Council, at the regular meeting Friday, decided to advise the provincial government that it is the wish of the local Council that present rent control legislation b e cont i nued i n t he municipality of the Town of Neepawa. It has been announced that Betty Thomson, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Thomson of Neepawa, has been awarded an Isbister Scholarship for 1951. The award, which goes to the Grade 11 student in the district who has the highest academic standing in the June departmental examinations and entitles the winners to remission of tuition fees at university for one year and $50… M i s s T hom son, a n outstanding student at the local Collegiate last June, was awarded the Governor General’s Medal and wrote the departmental examinations to qualify for the scholarship. She w il l attend the University of Manitoba

this fall and take the Home Economics course.

60 years ago, Tuesday, September 5, 1961 A new stamp vending machine has been installed in the “wicket lobby” of the Neepawa Post Office. Electrically operated, it is expected to be a great convenience for persons to obtain stamps when there are many people waiting in front of the wickets. 50 years ago, Thursday, September 2, 1971 F r a n k l i n – Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. R. J. MacKenzie of Gladstone, on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary celebrated in the Legion Hall, Gladstone on Aug. 21… The MacKenzies arrived in Fran k l in, a young married couple, in the year 1925. Mr. MacKenzie b e c a me pr i nc ipa l of Franklin school, a large two-storey brick building. Mrs. MacKenzie was also a teacher, but after her marriage, she gave pupils extra tutelage in her home. The teacherage was built in Franklin at this time and the MacKenzies were the first couple to live in it. Here, their four sons, Robert, John, Keith and Glen were born… They left Franklin in the year 1937, and Mr. MacKenzie later became school inspector. 40 years ago, Thursday, August 27, 1981 Patr icia L ehmann graduated May 29, 1981, B.Sc. in Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba. She is the daughter of Alfred and Lucia Lehmann, of Arden, Man. 30 years ago, Tuesday, September 3, 1991 Instead of the usual smile from behind the wicket, customers were met with

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Pictured is Patricia Lehmann, who graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1981.

picketers the other day. They were still smiling, but instead of being on the job the local Neepawa members of CUPW walked the picket lines as part of the rotating strikes that the union has called for to back wage demands. Workers were back on the job later in the week, but at The Banner’s print deadline it was questionable whether a fast settlement would be reached. In comparison to the bigger centres, the Neepawa picketing was a very peaceful affair. 20 years ago, Monday, September 3, 2001 T here a re at lea st eight retail vacancies in downtown Neepawa and finding businesses to fill them is proving to be a challenge, Neepawa’s area development officer said last week… There are empty retail spaces up a nd dow n Mountain Avenue and Hamilton Street– sites once occupied by such businesses


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as the former Long’s Shoe Shoppe, Betty boop’s Video and the Christmas Cottage. Team Electronics has office space available for lease on its second floor, and the Hamilton Square building has two vacancies. The Vivian Hotel also has empty space in its lower level. Despite the vacancies that have cropped up in Neepawa’s business district, [Mark] Fisher says there has been some good news, too. For instance, he said Dia mond Water work s opened on Hamilton Street in the former Helen’s Shoppe and Ebytes computers opened on Hamilton Street in the space occupied by Sears before it relocated to Mountain Ave. One vacancy was created when the Mr. and the Mrs. restaurant became too popular and moved from Hamilton Street to the second f loor of the Neepawa-Gladstone Coop building to gain extra seating.


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Left: Hot dogs and other refreshments were prepared and available for the festival attendees to enjoy. Bottom left: The parade held over the weekend was host to a young princess and her noble steed– a unicorn. The unicorn was well prepared for an impromptu photo op.


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Protesters sound off in Neepawa against COVID-19 restrictions against the unvaccinated


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Neepawa Banner & Press

Just under 100 people assembled outside t he Neepawa Court House on Wednesday, Sept. 1, to protest the new restrictions against those unvaccinated for COVID-19. Last week, the Manitoba government introduced a stricter vaccine mandate that will restrict access to restaurants, fitness centres, theatres and ticketed sporting events to only people who show proof of vaccination. The collective group gathered at the steps of the Court House with signs stressing that forced vaccinations are illegal and the individual rights of each citizen must be respected. Valerie J. Wilson, a Neepawa resident who assisted in getting the word out about the rally, via social media, said people need to understand that this gathering was not a protest against vaccines, but rather forced compliance. “Where are you going to draw the line? How many vaccinations? Today it’s two, tomorrow it’ll be three next week, it’ll be four? Five?,” said Wilson. “Last year, it was masks and hand sanitizer and six feet apart to f latten the curve and everything would be good. And all the talk was ‘No,no,no,no. We’re not going to have any passports. Oh that’s just a conspiracy theory.’ But where are we right now? Here we are. Now it’s passports to go to a football game or to a restaurant. Did we see this coming? Yeah, we saw it coming.” A similar style of rally recently took place in Winkler and attracted an estimated 1,000 plus attendees. Organizers of that event called for Winkler to become a “sanctuary city”, where people can attend all variety of facilities, businesses and social and sporting events no matter their vaccination status. Hey! you!

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Promo Time in Neepawa has a fresh new look to the exterior. On Tuesday, Aug. 31, Derek Boyd from the Graphic Factory in Onanole finished the work on the revamped frontage of the building. PHOTOS BY EOIN DEVEREUX

Between 85 to 100 people gathered at the steps of the Neepawa Court House for an event dubbed ‘Walkout Wednesday’. The assembly was billed online as an event to “Stand up for freedom now or lose everything.” Similar style events have been held in Winkler, Steinbach, Winnipeg and Brandon, since the province announced some access restrictions to events for individuals unvaccinated from COVID-19.

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New tee box markers donated to NGCC


Neepawa hosts Interclub Golf Championship

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

By Eoin Devereux Neepawa Banner & Press The right type of branding can make a great first impression, even when it comes to something as straightforward as stepping up into the tee boxes for a round of golf. Recently, a group of individuals combined their resources to design, construct and donate 108 new metal tee box markers to the Neepawa Golf & Country Club. The markers are painted three different colours; red, white and blue to differentiate the forward tees, middle tees and back (or championship) tees. Kevin Harris was one of those involved with the planning of the donation. He told the Banner & Press the group provided the tee markers as a gesture of appreciation for the incredible dedication exhibited by the NGCC staff to keep the

facility in top-tier condition. “We all just wanted to chip in and show [NGCC] that we appreciated what they did, especially last year, when they put in all that work to bring the course back after the flooding during the Canada Day weekend,” said Harris. “The idea itself, just came up during the during the Men’s Amateur Championship, when it was here back in July. We saw the fancy [tee markers] Golf Manitoba were using, and thought that Neepawa deserves to have something similar. With all the work that’s put into the course to make it as scenic as it is, we just thought it would be a real nice way to say thank you.” CGSA grounds superintendent Mark Kerkowich said that it’s great to see that all the time and effort put forward by the NGCC staff is noticed and valued in this way.

“It’s always nice when people reach out and do something nice like this. The grounds crew here have been working hard. It’s appreciated when those who play the course notice and value that work. It’s really nice for someone to go out of their way and donate those markers to the Club,” said Kerkowich. Landon Cameron, the genera l ma nager a nd CPGA head golf pro with the Neepawa Golf & Country Club, echoed similar sentiments. “It’s awesome and to do this in appreciation of the work the grounds crew has done to get the course back to where it was before the flood year, definitely warranted and definitely appreciated. On behalf of the Neepawa Golf & Country Club, we thank Kevin and everyone else involved for thinking of us.”

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Team results Niakwa Country Club won the City Division, with a combined score of 237 (+21), with Southwood and Kildonan Park tying for second with total scores of 239 (+23). As for the Rural Division, Wheat City Golf & Country Club won with a combined score of 223 (+7). The Neepawa Golf & Country Club, which consisted of Ben Rainka, Mark Kerkowich,


A total of 50 eligible golfers from across Manitoba participated in the Provincial Men’s Interclub Championship in Neepawa on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Derek Benson and Scott Davie, finished second, with a score of 229 (+13).

Close behind was Mark Kerkowich in eighth, with a +4 round of 76.

Individual results After shooting an even par 36 in the front end of the course, Drew Jones locked in on the back nine and tallied a five under par 31, for a total score of 67. Notable local results included Neepawa’s Ben Rainka finishing seventh overall, with a 3-over 75.

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Kevin Harris (second from right - back row) and several other members of the Neepawa Golf & Country Club recently purchased a combined 108 metal tee markers and gifted them to the club, in appreciation for the staff and grounds crews hard work and dedication.

A spectacular effort on the back nine of the Neepawa Golf & Country Club helped propel Drew Jones to individual honours at the 2021 Provincial Men’s Interclub Championship. Meanwhile, the Niakwa and Wheat City Golf & Country Club’s claimed team victories at this Golf Manitoba promoted event, which was held on Tuesday, Aug. 31. The Interclub Championship consists of teams of four from any member country club of Golf Manitoba competing. The top three scores of those four players are combined to make up their total score. They were split into two separate divisions, City and Rural.




Neepawa Titans training camp signals long awaited return to junior hockey

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

The Neepawa Titans’ coaching staff are looking forward to the challenges this year’s prospects and training camps will provide them. The main reason for that enthusiasm is because it’ll feel like a return to business as usual, after a very unusual 2020-21 season. “[ Training camp] is obviously going to be different, for a lot of reasons. But, it’s just good to be able to get back out there,” said Ken Pearson, Titans head coach and general manager. “There was concern out there for the longest time, after the early cancellation of last season, whether or not our league would play or not. There were players that were concerned about the league not starting until later or not even playing at all. So it has been a challenge, overall. It’s been since early November that we were on the ice as a team, so our staff and our returning players are really excited about coming back. And I am looking forward, as well, to seeing things


The Neepawa Titans’ prospects camp began on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at the Yellowhead Centre.

start up with the development camp, on [Aug. 31] and then moving into our main camp on the third of September.” Dealing with the new provincial rules Due to current COVID-19 restrictions and provincial guidelines, there will be very specific

requirements in place for all camp attendees. Under the province’s latest public health orders, anyone looking to take in a sporting event will need to show proof of full immunization against COVID-19. The new orders go into effect Sept. 3. Pearson stated that while these rules will complicate the process a

bit, it’s simply a part of the process that they will face head on. “It’s already been a bit of work, getting the upto-date information to the players and getting the information we need from them and just making sure we have all that on file, for league purposes and what-not. It’s a bit more

paperwork, but in the end, it’s what has to be done and it’s for the safety of everyone. We’re going to provide a healthy and safe environment for our players and for those coming to the rink,” noted Pearson. On the ice As for the actual assembly of the team for the

MJHL announces scholarship fund recipients

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The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is pleased to announce three recipients of the MJHL’s annual Scholarship Fund. Rhys Bremner (Neepawa Titans), Gerrik Ripley (Waywayseecappo Wolverines), and Carson Tiede (Winnipeg Blues) have each been awarded a $1,200 scholarship to a Canadian post-secondary institution by the MJHL.

Rhys Bremner Rhys Bremner of Stonewall, MB, spent three seasons in the MJHL playing in Neepawa. In 96 career games on defense, Bremner posted five goals and 21 assists. The Manitoban will attend the University of AlbertaAugustana in Camrose, Alberta.

the Waywayseecappo Wolverines for parts of three seasons where he played 108 games, scoring 19 goals and 34 assists. Ripley is enrolled at the University of Alberta-Augustana in Camrose, Alberta where he will suit up for the Vikings in the ACAC. He was also named team captain for the 2020-21 season.

Gerrik Ripley Gerrik Ripley of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, joined

Carson Tiede Carson Tiede, of Winnipeg, MB, split his time in the

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MJHL between the Selkirk Steelers and Winnipeg Blues where he combined to play in 154 games. The blueliner notched seven goals and 35 assists in his four seasons in the league. Tiede will continue his studies at the University of Manitoba this fall with a focus on Biochemistry. MJHL Scholarships are provided to university and college bound players on an annual basis from a pool of applicants. The scholarship awards must be used

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upcoming MJHL season, Pearson said this will be a very competitive fall camp. With the loss of almost an entire MJHL season in 2020, he suggested that, essentially, every single team will be coming back and starting from the same position, square one. “What’s going to be interesting is seeing how these returning players, how their development was over the last eight months of really, not being able to do a lot on the ice. That’s a bit of a challenge, but it’s a challenge every single team has found themselves dealing with.” For the Neepawa Titans’ development camp, which started on Tuesday, Aug. 31, there were 36 2005-06 year born players invited (32 skaters and four goalies). The main camp, meanwhile, which starts on Sept. 3, will have an estimated 40 players (36 skaters - four goalies) competing for a roster spot.

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1883-1993 framed Beautiful Plains County Court Building centennial plate. Very nice condition. $20 Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204476-6214. _____________________ 2 inch tie down strap. Hope somebody can use it, only have one. $5 Located in downtown Neepawa at the Hamilton Street Emporium at 243 Hamilton Street. Call or text 204-476-6214 _____________________ 8 x 10 inch Catelleya orchid print by Rochelle Salzer. No longer available from artist on-line. Very colourful picture. $20. Call or text 204-476-6214. Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street, the Hamilton Street Emporium. _____________________ Black and Decker jig saw, works. $5 Located at 243 Hamilton Street in downtown Neepawa. Call or text 204476-6214. _____________________ Nice blue lawn chair umbrella that can clamp to a lawn chair. Located in Neepawa. $15. Call or text 204-476-6214.

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Original oil painting by Phyllis Bell- Neepawa artist. First picture 15x12 inches, Second picture 9x11 inches. $10 each. Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204476-6214. _____________________ Original vintage watercolor and ink. Rue St. Paul, Montreal. By artist LAZO. 19.5X15 inches, $10 Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204476-6214. _____________________ Quite rare toy Remo Bulldog tank, not complete but priced well under on-line asking prices. $25 Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204476-6214. _____________________ Skil saw, works. Located at 243 Hamilton Street in downtown Neepawa. Call or text 204-476-6214. _____________________ Two Black and Decker jig saw. Need repairs. $5 for both. Located at 243 Hamilton Street in downtown Neepawa. Call or text 204476-6214. _____________________ Two model airplane kits.$10 each. Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204-476-6214 _____________________ Very nice end table with plate glass top. 13 inches x 23 inches x 18 inches high. Our antiques and collectibles advisor says it is worth $80$120 but we are willing to sell it for $60. Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204476-6214.

Obituary Marjorie Mena Morrison

(Announcement Of Service Dates) Marjorie passed away in Carberry, MB on June 9, 2021 at the age 84 years, with her children at her side. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Goodlands Hall, Goodlands, MB on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m with interment to follow in the Goodlands Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Tea will be held the following day, Sunday, September 12, 2021 from 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. at the Carberry Memorial Hall, Carberry, MB. Please respect and follow all COVID-19 protocol. Complete obituary may be viewed and condolences may be left on Marjorie’s memorial page at: Arrangements entrusted to Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

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James “Jim” Graham, Father, Grandfather, Hunter, Fisherman, Electrician, and all-around handyman, passed away at the age of 70 at the Neepawa Hospital early on the morning of August 28, 2021. Jim loved to tinker, seemingly able to fix anything. In 50 years of marriag, there was no need to call a repairman or tradesmen. He put his skills to good use while working in the maintenance department at the Neepawa Hospital. Renowned within the family for his fondness of long scenic drives, Jim loved exploring the countryside, especially during the Spring or Fall. Sometimes, he would head off for the day without any plan or destination, while at other times, a short trip to the store could turn into a surprise expedition. Jim loved spending summer days at the lakeside cabin. If he wasn’t out fishing or tinkering in his shop, he could often be found helping neighbours along the shore with various odd jobs and repairs. Jim never shied away from helping out others when asked. During the evening he loved relaxing at a fire and chatting with friends late into the night. He loved looking for deals at auction sales and secondhand shops, especially happy to find something he could fix up with “just” a little work, relishing the challenge of restoring it. He spent countless hours designing things to build, such as a gazebo, elaborate dollhouse, log splitter, boat lift, automatic ice fishing rod, and even a large gas powered two seat car for the grandkids to use at the lake. Born in Eden to Leslie and Jessie (Campbell) Graham, Jim spent his early years on the family farm, where he developed a rapport with animals that served him well over the years, both with horses and dogs. He also learned to hunt and fish, which would continue to be lifelong hobbies, especially during the time he lived in Flin Flon while he worked as an industrial electrician in the mine. He is survived by his loving wife Diane, children Holly Bradley (Dwayne) and Kelly (Ann), the grandchildren Madison Bradley, Cami Bradley, and Owen Graham, and his sisters Laurine Wicker, Shirley Bay, and Carol Reimer. And now joins his older brother Lloyd in peaceful rest. The family will be holding a celebration of Jim’s life at their home, 4 Adams Neepawa, for all family and friends Saturday, Sept. 11, 11am-1pm. Beverages and lunch will be available.

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Pursuant to subsection 367(7) of The Municipal Act, notice is hereby given that unless the tax arrears for the designated year and costs in respect of the hereinafter described properties are paid in full to the Municipality prior to the commencement of the auction, the Municipality will on the 23rd day of September, 2021, at the hour of 1:00 PM, at Rural Municipality of MintoOdanah, 49 Main Street South, Minnedosa, Manitoba, proceed to sell by public auction the following described properties: Roll Number


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Notice MUNICIPALITY OF GLENELLA - LANSDOWNE PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING GENERAL BORROWING BYLAW 4/2021 TO PAY FOR THE PURCHASE OF SW36-17-13 WPM The Council of the Municipality of Glenella – Lansdowne at a regular Meeting in the Glenella Community Hall located at 100 Ray Street in Glenella on September 9th, 2021 at 11:30 am will consider the following proposal to borrow $408,335.30 (borrowing bylaw no. 4/2021) to pay for: The purchase of SW36-17-13wpm (Gravel Pit) The total cost of the purchase is $408,335.30 be funded by borrowing The borrowing will be repaid over twenty years at an estimated interest rate of 5% per year The annual repayment amount will be no more than $32,765.88 to be levied annually as part of the general municipal levy. Copies of the proposal to borrow are available at the municipal office at 50 Main Street N, in Glenella and on the municipal website at: Dated this 23rd day of August, A.D. 2021 Wendy Wutzke, BSc, CMMA Chief Administrative Officer Municipality of Glenella - Lansdowne

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Public notice is hereby given that the 2022 Preliminary Assessment Roll for the Municipality of North Cypress-Langford has been delivered to the Municipal Office at 316 Fourth Avenue, Carberry, Manitoba and is open for public inspection during regular business hours. Applications for revision may be made in accordance with sections 42 and 43 of The Assessment Act: APPLICATION FOR REVISION 42(1) A person in whose name property has been assessed, a mortgagee in possession of property under Section 114(1) of The Real Property Act, an occupier of premises who is required under the terms of a lease to pay the taxes on the property, or the assessor may make application for the revision of an assessment roll with respect to; (a) liability to taxation; (b) amount of an assessed value; (c) classification of property, or (d) a refusal by an assessor to amend the assessment roll under subsection 13(2). Application Requirements 43(1) An application for revision must: (a) be made in writing; (b) set out the roll number and legal description of the assessable property for which a revision is sought; (c) state the grounds on which the application is based; and (d) be filed by (i) delivering it or causing it to be delivered to the office indicated in the public notice given under subsection 41(2), or (ii) serving it upon the secretary at least 15 days before the scheduled sitting date of the board as indicated in public notice. The Board of Revision will sit on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipality of North Cypress-Langford to hear applications. The final date on which applications must be received by the Secretary of the Board is Monday, September 27th, 2021. Dated this 25th day of August 2021 Trish Fraser – Secretary Board of Revision Municipality of North Cypress-Langford Box 220, Carberry, MB R0K 0H0 Ph. 204-834-6600




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Public notice is hereby given that the 2022 Assessment Roll of the Rural Municipality of Rosedale will be delivered to the Municipal Office at 282 Hamilton Street, Neepawa, MB, on or before September 3, 2021 and will be open for inspection during regular business hours. Applications for revision may be in accordance with sections 42 and 43 of the Municipal Assessment Act APPLICATION FOR REVISION: 42(1) A person in whose name property has been assessed, a mortgage in possession of property under section 114(1) of The Real Property Act, an occupier of premises who is required under the terms of a lease to pay taxes on the property, or the assessor may make application for the revision of an assessment roll with respect to: a) liability to taxation; b) amount of an assessed value; c) classification of property; or d) a refusal by an assessor to amend the assessment roll under subsection 13(2). APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 43(1) An application for revision must: a) be made in writing; b) set out the roll number and legal description of the assessable property for which a revision is sought; c) state the grounds on which the application is based; and d) be filed by: (i) delivering it or causing it to be delivered to the office indicated in the public notice given under subsection 41(2), or (ii) serving it upon the secretary, at least 15 days before the scheduled sitting date of the board as indicated in public notice. The Board of Revision will sit on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers of the Rural Municipality of Rosedale to hear applications. Applications for revision must be received by the Secretary of the Board by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021. Dated this 27th day of August 2021 Kara Sylvester, Secretary Board of Revision Box 100 Neepawa, Manitoba R0J 1H0

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Notice MUNICIPALITY OF GLENELLA-LANSDOWNE REQUEST FOR QUOTE MUNICIPAL SHOP The Municipality of Glenella – Lansdowne is accepting tenders for the construction of a 64’x90’ new Municipal Shop in Arden. Pricing for both the wood construction and concrete must be supplied. Further details are available at either Municipal Offices in Glenella or Arden, or by phoning 204-352-4281. Sealed quotes marked “Municipal Shop” must be received prior to 12:00 pm noon, Wednesday, September 8th, 2021. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Dated this 20th day of August, A.D. 2021 Wendy Wutzke, BSc, CMMA Chief Administrative Officer Municipality of Glenella - Lansdowne Box 10 Glenella, MB R0J 0V0

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Public Notice is hereby given that the 2022 Preliminary Assessment Roll for the Municipality of McCreary has been delivered to the Municipal Office at 432 First Avenue, McCreary, Manitoba, and will be open for public inspection during regular business hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Applications for revision may be made in accordance with Sections 42(1) and 43(1) of The Municipal Assessment Act: APPLICATION FOR REVISION: 42(1) A person in whose name property has been assessed, a mortgagee in possession of property under subsection 114(1) of The Real Property Act, an occupier of premises who is required under the terms of a lease to pay the taxes on the property, the authorized agent of the person, mortgagee or occupier, or the assessor may make application for the revision of an assessment roll with respect to the following matters: a) Liability to taxation; b) Amount of an assessed value; c) Classification of property; d) A refusal by an assessor to amend the assessment roll under subsection 13(2). APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 43(1) An application for revision must: a) Be made in writing; b) Set out the roll number and legal description of the assessable property for which a revision is sought; c) Set out which of the matters referred to in subsection 42(1) are at issue, and the grounds for each of those matters; and d) Be filed by: i) Delivering it or causing it to be delivered to the office indicated in the public notice given under subsection 41(2), or; ii) Serving it upon the secretary; at least 15 days before the scheduled sitting date of the board as indicated in the public notice. The Board of Revision will sit to hear applications on October 13, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipality of McCreary. The deadline for receipt of applications by the Secretary of the Board is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 27, 2021 at the address given below. Lorna French, Secretary Board of Revision – Municipality of McCreary P. O. Box 338 - 432 First Avenue McCREARY, MB R0J 1B0 Telephone: 1 (204) 835-2309

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Rolling River School Division CLEAR DIESEL FUEL TENDER Rolling River School Division invites sealed tenders by the undersigned for approx. 140,000 litres of Clear Diesel Fuel. The tendered price must be current at the tender closing date of 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, Sept 8th, 2021. Fuel is to be delivered to Division owned tanks situated throughout the School Division. The duration of the tender is from September 2021 to June 2022. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Sealed tenders clearly marked “DIESEL TENDER” may be sent to: Cam Woodcock, Transportation Supervisor PO Box 1170, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Phone 204-867-2754 (ext. 1) Fax 204-867-2037

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trainer at SFTS #33 Carberry will also attend and speak. The curator of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum Three benches– each one signifying a part in Brandon, Stephen Hayter, will speak on of the Carberry’s Service Flying Training the impact of “the Plan” to the war effort. School #33 history. The local site where the There will be dignitaries and the author Royal Air Force (RAF) sent airmen to train from Winnipeg who detailed the stories of during World War II has now been memorialthe wartime romances on this side of the ized on the grounds of the Carberry Plains ocean in the book “War Grooms and the Museum. On Saturday, Sept. 11, at 1:00 pm, Girls who stole their Hearts,” Judy Kozar. at the museum grounds, the memorial will As well, we have local talent bringing the be officially opened and dedicated. songs of the WWII era to life. Carberry Plains Museum Board emThe museum, which houses a substantial barked on the vision of commemorating the amount of wartime memorabilia, including three years that saw young men from all over a number of enlarged photos donated by the British Commonwealth descend on the McCain Foods (the potato processing plant Carberry Plains area to hone their skills on is located on the actual site of SFTS#33) will an aircraft, learn to navigate, and generally be open to those who want to take a tour, prepare for the war in Europe and beyond. following health rules of course. Probably the most famous airman to train Chairs will be physically spaced on the there was Welsh actor Richard Burton. grounds so that you may safely attend. As long SUBMITTED PHOTO The flags of Great Britain, New Zealand, as health rules allow, we will meet after the On Saturday, Sept. 11, at 1:00 pm, at the museum grounds, a memorial to Carberry’s dedication to the Carberry Royal Canadian Australia and Canada fly over the Wings to War memorial site, along with the new RAF training school will be officially opened and dedicated. Legion for refreshments. An alternate site Canada flag and the RAF flag. nearby is ready in case of rain. While the site has been more or less complete since spring, servicemen (Beverly Wiebe, of Carberry, and Lori BrookThis era of Carberry’s history has long been known, but the health orders would not allow a gathering to take place– ing, of North Cypress-Langford) who will do the ribbon somewhat faded over the years. The Carberry Plains Muand the Board wanted to make it special. We have tracked cutting. Rick Fall, the runner that made the journey from seum Board is pleased to have produced a memorial that down one 103-year-old veteran, Ralph Wild, who served Victoria to Sault Ste. Marie in aid of Childhood Cancer will ensure that this time will not be forgotten. We invite at SFTS #33 Carberry, and now lives in Winnipeg, and Canada and the Make A Wish Foundation this summer, who you, the public, to attend this event. will be able to attend. We have two local daughters of RAF happens to be the grandson of a WWI veteran and WWII By Gloria Mott Carberry Plains Museum Board

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Letter to the editor: A bright future always caused by smoking and kills about 21,000 per year): governments serious about prevention could detain anyone who refuses to quit a nicotine habit. Even diabetes, allegedly triggered by bad diet, could be reduced through mandatory “detox camps” for junk-food bingers. Doctors report that comorbidities drastically increased COVID-19 fatalities,

so these steps are an essential addition to safety measures to battle COVID-19 and future infinite mutations. Thus, one may look forward to a time when governments make all high-sugar/fat foods (including red meat and dairy products) illegal. When cigarettes, pot, tobacco and cigars are also illegal. When citizens must pass an “optimumbody-mass-index” test every three months or get sent


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are declared high risk, to be replaced by CGI or virtual events, so no virus transmission or sports injuries can occur. The benefits are endless when one embraces the wisdom of totalitarian government intervention. This initial step— forcing vaccination for COVID-19, followed by more and more shots to play catch-up with mutations— is a great start to a bright, healthy future.

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‘Hometown type of grocery’ marks special anniversary Neepawa’s Freshmart celebrates 25 years of local service Neepawa Banner & Press

Although it still has a relatively new name on the building, Neepawa’s Freshmart grocery store has been your reliable neighbourhood g rocer for quite some time. The owners and operators of the business formerly known as Shop-Easy, recently celebrated their 25th year at their location on 250 Hamilton Street. A sense of accomplishment Brot her s Bla ke a nd Darren Roe took over operation of the former Williams Tom-Boy Store back in August 1996. The duo would then hold their official grand opening in September of that same year. Since that time, there have been a few changes to the business over the years, but it still remains, to this day, a family owned and run operation. Blake Roe told the Banner & Press that they are proud to have hit this notable milestone. “[There is] a sense of accomplishment, maybe even a sense of relief sometimes. We didn’t go without our

battles here, somedays where you didn’t think you were going to make it. We had great day, we had bad one, but when you own a small business in a small community, it’s always a challenge,” stated Roe. “The year we opened up, Safeway expanded and that’s when the Saan store closed. The Co-op has gotten bigger and bigger as they have gone along, then there’s the Giant Tiger. The competition has gotten greater from when we began. But I’m proud, in the sense, that we’ve held in there. We’re still here. That’s an accomplishment in itself.” Loyal customer following Roe stated that a major part of their ongoing success can be attributed to a loyal following from its customer base. He added that loyalty continues on in the next generations of shoppers. “When we first started, we knew a lot of the people, and while the town has changed a lot over the years, there are still loyal followers. People, I think, still like the old style service

“A lot of thanks to the staff over the years. I think that we have been very fortunate to have some of the staff that we’ve had. We’ve been lucky to draw in good people. Without them, we could not have done it, it would have not been possible,” noted Roe. “[This business] started with the family, myself, my brother, our mom, my wife and then Kelly’s mom,

shortly after. And then her brother started working here part-time after school, so we had a lot of family here at the start. A lot of hard work went into this over the years. It has been challenging, there were some tough times, but we’re still here, so I guess that’s something. Just thanks to everyone. Without our customers, we’re not here.”


Blake and Kelly Roe of Freshmart have been important members of Neepawa’s business community for 25 plus years. Inset picture (courtesy of Neepawa Banner & Press archive): Blake, along with his brother Darren, pose in front of the Shop-Easy Foods, back in 1996.

we provide here. We’ll still greet you with a hello, carry out your groceries, open up a checkout for people and make sure they don’t have to wait. There’s just not that corporate feeling. We’re still that hometown type of grocery,” Roe said. Roe concluded by thanking all the members of the

staff who have worked for Freshmart/Shop-Easy over the years, saying their success would not have been possible without their support and dedication.


Darren and Blake Roe, along with then mayor Roy McGillivray, officially open the Neepawa Shop-Easy Grocery Store back in Sept. 1996.

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Carberry Ag Society brings fun to the fairgrounds


Left: Inflatable play structures were set up for the kids at the fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 28. Centre: Gerald Nikolaisen provided musical entertainment in between races on Saturday. Right: Chariot (pictured) and chuckwagon races ran on both Saturday and Sunday at the Carberry Family Fun Days.

Continued from Page A1 Christison estimated that about 700 people came out for the day on Saturday. He added that Sunday didn’t have quite as many people out, maybe between 300 and 400. He noted that the Ag Society knew that Sunday’s events were short notice, so they weren’t surprised attendance was a little lower than Saturday’s. “We were very happy with the turnout,” he stated. Christison expressed that the Ag Society was pleased to not only provide some entertainment to families, but also a place for racers to compete this year. “This was the only chuckwagon races in all of Manitoba in two years,” he said, adding that it was great to be able to see the racers back out and interacting with one another again. The weekend had great support from the community, as well as area businesses that sponsored the event. Christison noted that they had almost 30 sponsors for the Family Fun Days. Because all organizations and businesses have had a difficult time during the pandemic, Christison noted that the Society didn’t want to ask the sponsors for large amounts, so they tried to get a lot of groups on board to do smaller amounts to help cover the cost of the event. The Ag Society is grateful for everyone who helped make the event successful, from sponsors, to volunteers and everyone who attended. Christison added that a lot of credit was also due to the Ag Society vice-president, Deanna Lekteman, who was instrumental in organizing the weekend. While there was an admission cost on Saturday and silver collection on Sunday, Christison noted that the Ag Society didn’t do the event to make money, they just wanted to be able to break even. “We wanted to do something so people knew the Ag Society was still here and to have something for the community,” he said. “We were really happy with the support and we heard lots of great things from everybody there.”

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National Trucking Week September 5 to 11, 2021


The trucking industry keeps Canadian businesses running. Every year in September, Canada celebrates this industry with National Trucking Week. This section is dedicated to the hard-working individuals involved in the trucking industry and we thank them for keeping our country’s wheels turning.


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Keep on truckin’ Tri-J Industries, hauling a load of lumber along Highway 5 north of Neepawa. PHOTO BY DIANE WARNER

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Deputy premier Kelvin Goertzen.


very year, across Canada and North America, National Trucking Week is celebrated during September. This year, the week is Sept. 5-11. The week is dedicated in Canada to the more than 400,000 professional drivers who spend their day moving freight across North America. These men

and women are responsible for ensuring that the goods that Canadians rely upon are delivered to stores and homes across the nation. This is always important work but has been especially important during the past 18 months when supply chains have at times been delayed and disrupted. During these times the role of the trucking industry has been greater than ever. The trucking industry has always been a significant economic contributor to Manitoba. Historically, there have been many longestablished trucking firms including right here in southeast Manitoba. Partly because of history and partly because of its central location, many Manitobans are employed because of the trucking industry. In our province alone there are more than 28,000

people who are directly employed in the trucking industry. In addition, there are thousands more jobs in associated industries like warehousing. All told, the industries combine to make up more than five per cent of the provincial labour force representing about $2 billion of economic contribution to Manitoba’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Manitoba is a province that relies greatly upon trade with other provinces and with the United States. More than $8.5 billion of our provincial exports are to the United States. Every year, about 400,000 commercial trucks cross the Canada-United States border. Remarkably, even

though the U.S. border has been closed to Canadians for more than a year, the commercial traffic between our countries has continued almost without interruption. This is a testament to the men and women in the trucking industry as well as the strong nature of the economic ties between our two nations. While the importance of the trucking industry is as great as it ever was, the nature of the industry has changed significantly over the past decades. Increased requirements for record keeping and regulations have made the job safer but also more demanding. These are added to the difficulties that the job of pro-

fessional driver has always had, including significant time away from home and family. Individual trucking companies and the Manitoba Trucking Association will be once again marking National Trucking Week with their own activities. Each of us individually can

remember every day that the things that we depend on and often take for granted are brought to us through the work of professional drivers. Thank you to all Manitobans involved in the trucking industry. We are grateful for your service and wish you many safe and rewarding miles ahead.

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A semi complete history of the semi truck By Eoin Devereux

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The history the semitruck is much like the roads that these vehicles travel down; long and winding. But also like these modern behemoths of the roadway, that history is also fascinating and awe inspiring. Recent numbers from American and Canadian Trucking Associations indicate that semi trucks still transport around 90 per cent of the goods and commodities in North America. The impact these vehicles and their operators have to everyone’s everyday life still quite significant. That is all the more impressive, considering the trucks’ humble beginnings. It all starts in Cleveland Alexander Winton, of Cleveland, Ohio is credited with inventing the semitruck in 1898. Before then, Winton was in the business of selling “horseless carriages”. The Winton Motor Carriage Company of Cleveland sold their first 22 manufactured cars in 1898, and this created the need for the cars to be delivered to their buyers. As the buyers lived all over the country, this presented a few major problem first, if the cars were driven to their customers, miles and wear and tear would be placed on them. Secondly, the actual delivery of each one individually would become quite expensive. This led to Winton inventing the concept of the semi-truck to handle the delivery of his manufactured vehicles. Winton addressed the issue with a new concept he called an “automobile hauler”, that could carry the new vehicle on a trailer. In 1899, Winton Motor Carriage started manufacturing the hauler for its own use and it then gained popularity with other car manufacturers.

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Very basic beginnings The first semi trailer built by the Winton Motor Company used a modified shortwheeled touring automobile with a cart attached to the rear of it. The platform sat on the top of the engine portion and rested on a pair of wheels on the other end. This might be a bit confusing as most modern cars and trucks have engines in the front; this vehicle, however, had an engine in the rear. As for the platform itself, it was able to hold only hold one lone automobile. Meanwhile in Detroit Historians have noted that some credit for a similar design idea is to be given to August Charles Fruehauf, a Detroit blacksmith, who built a carriage for a person

trailer for additional usages, such as hauling lumber. In 1918, he incorporated the Fruehauf Trailer Company, which is still a leading maker of semi trailers today.


Alexander Winton

who wanted to transport his boat in 1914 and he officially called the carriage a “semi-trailer”. The carriage

semi-trailer was attached to a Ford. The semi-trailer was a hit, and he went on to develop the carriage semi-

Back in Cleveland For a time, Winton kept his focus on improving engine designs, as opposed to pursuing the design of his first semi-truck. However, other industries created a demand for semi trailers and numerous others continued to expand on the semi trailer concept. I n 19 01, R eg i n a ld and A lfred Vanderbilt purchased Winton automobiles, and with it, the right to the designs of the “auto hauler” He stayed active, howeverm in the industry with the creation of the Winton Engine Company in 1912.

The new venture was so successful that Winton became the main supplier of engines for internal combustionelectric powered railcars throughout the 1920s. In 1930, Winton sold the company to General Motors. Legacy A lthough A lexander Winton is not a household name the same way in which Henry Ford is, his contributions to automobiles, and specifically the trucking industry are nearly as significant. Winton passed away in 1932 and was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2005. Assembly of the historic details within this article are accredited to the Great Western Transportation Company and the National Museum of American History,


An early version of the Winton ‘auto hauler’ transporting another vehicle.

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