Hole in One
Brett Walker will hope his luck continues as he heads to Sin City.
According to Melita New Era, the Melita resident was the winner of a trip for two to Las Vegas after swinging home a hole in one during the Killarney Lakeside Golf Club's Annual Par 3 Golf Tournament.
The miraculous shot was made on Hole 17 from 150 yards out.
Walker told the paper he used a pitching wedge, swung, and watched “the ball roll into the hole”.
The trip is valued at $7,500.
The Village of Waskada continues to benefit from the vision of a former resident, and the generosity of his kin.
The Deloraine Times & Star reports that Waskada has been receiving a huge financial boost since 2001 due to Mabel Grace Pounder – the step-daughter of former Waskada resident Charles A. Sankey. Her step-father had a vision for Waskada to thrive, and Pounder ensured it does when she bequeathed mineral rights to the Village when she passed in 2001.
At that time, the rights added $60,000 per year to Waskada's coffers. To show relativity, property taxes for Waskada only generated around $150,000 in revenue.
The mineral revenue for Waskada has since grown – by 10 times - to the point where the rights generate a whopping $600,000 per year for the village of about 185 people.
Improvements made as a result include a new fire engine, update to the fire station, curbside and recycling pickup, and civic beautification.
Three of Virden's four schools will be seeing a change in leadership heading into the 2013-14 school year.
The Virden Empire-Advance reports a unique situation in its community with its senior high, junior high and an elementary school all naming new principals to begin the year.
Those chosen to the positions won't be new faces to Virdenites though, as Don Nachewsky takes the position at the elementary Goulter School after teaching at the Virden Junior High (VJH), Mark Keown becomes principal at Virden Collegiate Institute after being a principal at VJH, and Oak Lake's Mike Thiessen will take the promotion as VJH's principal after serving two years as principal at Goulter School.
There'll be some new entertainment hitting the stage in Minnedosa.
The Minnedosa Tribune writes that the cast has been picked and the first rehearsal has been held for the Minnedosa Drama Club's inaugural play.
The group opted to go with a comedic performance for its first time around, choosing a play titled “Sex, Sin and the CIA”.
It's expected to perform the play in late November.