80 YEARS AGO
Friday, July 1, 1932
The building that once stood South of D. McGregor’s Blacksmiths and was used as a grocery store, bailiff’s office, shoe shop, residence, etc. at some time during the history is now to serve in the capacity of a garage for the town chief constable’s car, it having been moved to his property last Tuesday.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, July 2, 1942
Bobby Agnew, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Agnew had two bones broken in his right leg Monday morning when the tractor on which he was riding upset, pinning him beneath it.
Bobby was taken to his home where Dr. H.H. Hutchinson attended him. The accident occurred on the Sleepy Hollow farm owned by R. Burnett.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, July 3, 1952
Almost ideal weather was a contributing factor in the terrific success of the Beautiful Plains Agricultural Society’s 70th Anniversary Dominion Day Ball Tournament.
More than 5,000 people turned out for the big celebration, which included top local ball teams, girl’s fastball, fun and rides at the Stanger shows, and lots of good food served on the grounds.
50 YEARS AGO
Tuesday, July 3, 1962
Word has been received of the death of Dr. Henry Harris Hutchinson, 62, respected Neepawa resident who passed away in Winnipeg General Hospital July 3, following a lengthy illness.
Dr. Hutchinson was born at Toronto, Ont. He graduated from the University of Manitoba.
He came to Arden in 1928 and moved to Neepawa in 1936, serving the town and district as physician and surgeon until his retirement.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, July 6, 1972
A surprise tea was held by Brookdale community on Sunday afternoon, July 2, in the school auditorium.
The tea was to honor Mrs. Marie MacDonald, who has retired from the teaching profession.
Mrs. MacDonald has taught for 16 years, nine months at Brookdale School over a period of years from 1933-1971.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, July 12, 1982
Nearly 40 per cent of Neepawa voters took part in the referendum Monday, June 28, voting 3-to-1 to renovate the Beautiful Plains County Building.
Some 758 residents (75 per cent) voted in favor of the old municipal office and courthouse building, 261 voted to construct a new building.
The total represents a 39 per cent turn-out.
Mayor Gill said his council wants the building declared a historic site and substantial aid provided toward the renovation.
Renovation costs likely would exceed $600,000.
20 YEARS AGO
Tuesday, July 7, 1992
Jason Zagula topped off his academic career at Neepawa Collegiate last week when he collected the school’s highest honor – the Governor General’s Bronze Medal.
Zagula, 18, graduated from N.A.C.I. with a 95 per cent average, which also won him a place on the Principal’s Honor Roll.
Zagula said the trip to the head of the class wasn’t that hard, except for one subject - English.
“I’ve always had trouble with that, but things like math and physics came very easily to me,” said Zagula. “With math and physics I found I learned much more easily than a lot of my friends.”
10 YEARS AGO
Monday, July 1, 2002
Despite an ongoing nursing shortage, there will be no disruption of surgical procedures at the Neepawa Hospital this summer.
Marquette R.H.A. Vice-President of programs and services, Pat Colburn, said doctors and nurses have been scheduling holidays to allow for surgeries to continue through the summer months.