80 years ago
Friday, June 9, 1933
The latest orders sent out by the Neepawa Salt Company was a 30-ton carload of salt to Saskatoon and a 40-ton load that is now being dispatched to Churchill.
70 years ago
Thursday, June 10, 1943
On Sunday morning, May 30, thieves visited M. Baroni's chicken ranch and made away with approximately 500 birds.
About 300 more died from exposure when the brooder house door was left open letting in wind and rain which was coming from the east.
Mr. Baroni offers a reward for information which will lead to the arrest and conviction of the guilty ones.
60 years ago
Thursday, June 11, 1953
Ever loved favorites of America's favorite circus is always the pretty girls and ponderous elephants who will appear in Neepawa June 17 for afternoon and evening performances scheduled at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., rain or shine, at the fairgrounds when the great Hagan–Wallace big three ring combined circus will erect their city of tents for one gala day.
The circus is sponsored by the Canadian Legion who will have tickets available for both performances.
50 years ago
Tuesday, June 11, 1963
Directors of the Neepawa Area Development Corporation met last week and came up with two proposals for consideration as projects under the new ARDA legislation.
E.A. Poyser, provincial coordinator for ARDA had earlier written to NADCO informing them of the formation of the area, and asked them for suggestions for community projects in Neepawa.
It was decided at the meeting that two projects which should receive immediate consideration in Neepawa were a museum of pioneer household and farmstead items, and a beach and campsite at the PFRA lake southeast of the town.
40 years ago
Thursday, June 14, 1973
Although he does not claim fame as a piano virtuoso, Liberal leader Izzy Asper did a credible job of playing 'O Canada' to begin the banquet held here Friday evening at the Yellowhead Centre in support of Gladstone Constituency Liberal candidate Gordon McPhail.
Once, while still a resident of Minnedosa, Issy Asper beat out one of Elsie Dempsey's students at a music festival here.
His busy schedule to visits throughout the province during the election campaign leaves him little opportunity for such diversions, however, he readily accepted when someone jokingly asked him to play at the banquet.
30 years ago
Thursday, June 9, 1983
A Neepawa doctor has been elected president of the Manitoba Medical Association following the annual general meeting May 28.
Neil Heywood, 46, succeeded Dr. Ivan Kowalchuk and will take on the post for a one-year term. Heywood, a managing partner of the Neepawa Medical Clinic, was born in Rochdale, England.
He graduated from Medicine in 1961 from Edinburgh University, and interned in that city.
He began active practice in Orkney, Scotland and remained in Orkney until 1973. In January, 1974, Dr. Heywood took on the task of managing partner at the local clinic where he practices today.
20 years ago
Tuesday, June 8, 1993
Last month, students at Neepawa's Hazel M. Kellington Elementary School were hoping a little walking would pay off in a big way. It has.
The schools 400 students were gathering pledges in the efforts to raise $2,300 in a May 28 walkathon. They managed to raise that, and then some.
In all, the students raised $5,500. HMK principal John Nelson said staff and students “marveled at the support of our community”.
“Even in tight economic times, (citizens of Neepawa) have helped us to pay the balance, as well as to purchase additional software and accessories,” said Nelson. “HMK students will be the ones who benefit from this support.”
10 years ago
Monday, June 9, 2003
You've got to hand it to CBC radio. In the past five provincial elections, they've managed to do what no opposition candidate has been able to do – unseat Glen Cummings.
“I've lost every election by 8:30 p.m. and won them by 9:30 p.m. (according to CBC),” Cummings said following yet another win Tuesday.
"They have declared the NDP the winner in Ste. Rose after only four polls.”
In fact, Cummings pulled off a spectacular win, outdistancing his nearest competitor, John Harapiak of the NDP by over 1,400 votes, the second largest win ever for Cummings.
Liberal candidate Wendy Menzies received 537 votes, a drop for the party from 590 in the 1999 election.