80 years ago
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1932
The new Salvation Army Hall on Davidson Street was officially opened by Brigadier H. C. Ritchie, divisional commander for Manitoba, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
The band, officers and soldiers of the local corp. formed up at the Court House where the meeting had been held since the burning of the former hall last January, and marched to the new building, the band playing “Onward Christian Soldiers”.
70 years ago
Thursday, Sept. 3, 1942
Miller Dunsmore, Larry Giles, Bob Ferris, and Ken Spackman of Fenwick’s, stooked 40 acres at the farm of J. McCracken last Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening.
60 years ago
Thursday, Sept. 4, 1952
Reverend W. H. McDannold, B. A., B. D. was inducted into the Pastorate of the Neepawa United Church here Friday evening before a large congregation including many ministers in the Portage la Prairie Presbytery.
50 years ago
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 1962
Arch Bishop blesses new church building; a total of 32 clergymen from many different centers participated Monday in the solemn rights of the Blessing of St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church, with the most reverent Arch Bishop George Flahiff of Winnipeg officiating.
40 years ago
Thursday, Sept. 7, 1972
McCreary switches to dial phones: a large crowd attended the Manitoba Telephone night held at the community center Wednesday evening, Aug. 30.
The program consisted of instructional information to customers and interesting films associated with the telephone industry.
Going back in history, a small switchboard (about one foot wide) was once in operation in a building known as the Sparks block, located where Freddie’s Grill now stands.
The building burned down in 1916. It also accommodated the post office.
30 years ago
Thursday, Sept. 2, 1982
22 years of public service to Arden ended quietly this summer as John and Ada Buksovich resigned from their post with the village district board.
John was appointed to the unincorporated village’s three-member board in 1960 and served as chairman since 1966. Ada was secretary-treasurer since 1964.
20 years ago
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1992
Neepawa taxpayers have received a break on the cost of improvements to the present nuisance grounds site.
Public works committee chairman, Ken Hermiston, said upgrading the waste facility will now cost taxpayers in the neighborhood of $30,000, a far cry from the proposed $100,000 improvement.
Hermiston said after two meetings with Manitoba environment officials, the town “can live with these proposals”.
10 years ago
Monday, Sept. 2, 2002
K. G. S. engineering group of Winnipeg is currently looking at 21 different sites for construction of a regional integrated waste disposal facility.
Town of Neepawa public works committee chairman, Terry Volden, who chairs the regional landfill committee along with Langford’s Ray Drayson, said of those 21 potential sites only a few will make the short list.
“We’re trying to make the new site as remote as possible- but with the best access to good roads- so that it will affect as few residents as possible,” Volden said.