80 years ago
Friday, Nov. 1, 1932
While driving from Winnipeg on Wednesday, Mr. Baroni collided with a truck on the hill just east of town. No persons were hurt, but considerable damage was done to his car.
70 years ago
Thursday, Nov. 5, 1942
#35 E.F.T.S. operated by the Miramichi Company, increased its size by one third in July, and since their arrival from New Brunswick two months ago, the civilian operators have employed approximately 200 men and women from the district.
The town council endeavored to help relieve the housing problem and some time ago interviewed representatives of Wartime Housing Limited of Toronto and made arrangements for the erection of forty prefabricated houses here.
60 years ago
Thursday, Nov. 6, 1952
A Halloween prank ended in near tragedy last Friday night when a Fargo truck allegedly driven by Gerald Minkus of the Springhill district, and carrying 10 local high school girls, crashed into the CPR station platform.
A 16-foot square section of the platform was pushed north onto the railroad tracks by the impact, the truck coming to rest in the hollow formerly covered by the dislodged section.
Miraculously, there were no serious injuries, three of the girls were admitted to hospital and detained overnight: Eleanor Adamson, scalp lacerations necessitating several stiches; Sheila Childrens, bruises to shoulder and chest; Joan Atkins, cut lip and rib bruises.
Phyllis Searle was admitted for examination, but not detained. Some of the other occupants of the truck received lesser cuts and bruises.
50 years ago
Friday, Nov. 2, 1962
The annual Halloween party staged by the Lion's Club for the children of Neepawa went off without a hitch this year.
Held in West Park School auditorium, the affair was well attended, and greatly enjoyed by youngsters and parents alike.
40 years ago
Thursday, Nov. 2, 1972
Craig Stewart, Progressive Conservative candidate in Marquette Constituency, gained an overwhelming victory over his Liberal and NDP opponents in the federal election last Monday.
A total of 80 percent of the eligible voters in Marquette Constituency exercised their franchise and Stewart collected 63 percent of them for a total of 16,192.
His nearest opponent was Ken Houston, NDP, with 4,922 and Sid Lachter, Liberal, was not far behind with 4,586.
30 years ago
Thursday, Nov. 4, 1982
Older residents of Neepawa will probably be the group hardest hit by the metric conversion in grocery stores.
The conversion in food stores from imperial to metric weight is to take place during November despite opposition from many sectors of the population.
Local food store merchants are in the process of changing scales and signs to the new system but some are grumbling.
20 years ago
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1992
Tannis Loescher graduated with a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto in 1992.
Tannis is the daughter on Joyce and Ernie Loescher, Neepawa.
Also Kurt Loescher graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with great distinction (1992).
Kurt also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brandon University (1986). Kurt is the son of Joyce and Ernie Loescher, Neepawa.
10 years ago
Monday, Nov. 4, 2002
Neepawa has been named one of the 10 prettiest towns in Canada by the National Post, and the town's new mayor couldn't be prouder.
“It's a tremendous boost to our community,” said Bob Durston. “We can't buy that kind of publicity.”
The article, which appeared in the Oct. 26 edition of the Post (and the Post website), raves about Neepawa's location - only two hours from Winnipeg! – as well as the annual Lily Festival.
“But of course, Margaret Laurence, who was born in Neepawa in 1926 and lived here until 1944 is the town's main claim to fame. Every year we have people from all over the world visit the Margaret Laurence home,” said Durston. “It's certainly helped put us on the map.”