80 years ago
Friday, Sept. 8, 1933
Allan Scott was severely injured when a Fusee-McFeetors heavily laden truck collided with a horse nearly a mile north of the Birnie corner on Highway 5 about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night. He was brought to Neepawa Hospital.
J.M. Fusee, the driver, was not hurt other than a few minor cuts. The truck was headed north and W.J. Bonney was driving his buggy on to the highway from the east and turning south.
The horse dashed around the corner and Mr. Fusee quickly swerved the truck to the left but the right side of the cab where Mr. Scott was sitting and the horse came in contact killing the horse instantly, partly demolishing the cab and injuring Mr. Scott. Mr. Bonney said that he could not handle the horse.
70 years ago
Thursday, Sept. 9, 1943
Mr. Gordon Arbuckle won the woolen throw raffled by Stony Creek pupils.
Over $11 was realized for the Red Cross. $84 was brought in stamps and bonds. $7.50 sent for Russian Relief during the year - Mrs. M. Armstrong, teacher.
60 years ago
Thursday, Sept. 10, 1953
The grand opening of Robinson’s Store (formerly known as the R.C.A. Store) here this morning marks another milestone of progress in Neepawa’s downtown business section.
Owned and operated by W. B. (Bill) Johnson, the renovated store presents a pleasing, ultra modern appearance to shoppers visiting the store.
50 years ago
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1963
Neepawa has once again been awarded the trophy for the most beautiful town in Manitoba. This is the fourth time in nine years that the town has won the award.
The Shea-Drewry trophy will be officially presented to the town on the 54th annual dinner of the Manitoba Good Roads Association Oct. 24. The association annually sponsors the Beautification Competition.
Rules of the contest state that a town winning the contest will not be eligible again for the top prize for another two years. Neepawa took the trophy in 1954, 1957, 1960, and again this year.
40 years ago
Thursday, Sept. 13, 1973
Paving of streets in the new housing development area east of the Yellowhead Center began Tuesday morning. Zenith Paving Company has the contract and hot mixed asphalt is trucked here from Brandon.
The first strip of pavement is down William Avenue. About eight blocks of streets are involved taking in parts of William, Commerce, Walker and Tupper streets and, weather permitting, the project should be completed by the end of the week.
30 years ago
Thursday, Sept. 8, 1983
A pro-access group on the new board of directors could put community programming back on track, said Ivan Traill, Neepawa’s representative on the board of directors for Westman Media Cooperative.
According to Traill, two distinct groups have been working against each other, resulting in hardship for the cooperative.
One group feels cable service is the heart of the business, and every effort could be made to improve it, while the other wants local community programming improved.
Under the terms of its agreement, Westman Media Cooperative is obligated to provide a “Community Access” or “Hands-On” programs to its shareholders in each of the communities with cable service.
However, Traill said the one group believes less money could be spent on trying to “network” the 20 communities.
20 years ago
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1993
Gale force winds of up to one 115 km/h ripped the back portion of a new metal roof off the Roxy Theatre around 7 pm last Wednesday.
Dave Bennett, treasurer of the Neepawa Theatre Committee, which oversees operations at the theatre, said it was a miracle no one was injured when the roof crashed on to Hamilton Street in front of the Roxy.
“We’re lucky no one was injured”, said Bennett. “Apparently the roof didn’t just blow off, it flipped over before landing on the street.”
10 years ago
Monday, Sept. 8, 2003
“A Canadian victory in an ongoing softwood lumber dispute with the United States will likely have little effect on Neepawa’s Prairie Forest Products,” the company sale manager says.
Merv Bohn said the ruling - in which the world trade organization ruled against harsh US countervailing duties on soft wood lumber from Canada - will be felt more strongly by the company’s Kenora based sawmill operation.
Bohn said that’s because Prairie Forest no longer ships some re-stained wood products from its Neepawa plant into the United States.