80 years ago
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1933
H.R. Rutledge has decided not to tear down his garage front.
Instead, it is going to be moved back this month, the contract having been let to a Brandon firm last week.
This will be good news to Neepawa citizens who with regret learned that it might have been necessary to demolish the front which is a decided asset to the appearance of Mountain Avenue.
70 years ago
Thursday, Oct. 7, 1943
We wish to advise all our ice customers that effective immediately we will deliver ice four times a week – Murray's Garage.
60 years ago
Thursday, Oct. 1, 1953
At the meeting of Town council Monday, Tony Evans and J. Schettler asked council to expedite construction of a sewer system on Main Street west of the Canadian National Railway tracks.
50 years ago
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1963
A group of 92 interested citizens Friday night gave their whole-hearted approval to a project which will eventually establish a museum in Neepawa.
A committee was struck to find a suitable location for the museum and arrange financing for the project. NADCO director W. Whitmore chaired the meeting at which representatives from the town and surrounding districts voiced various opinions on the type of museum, the location and the means of financing.
All were agreed on one point: too much time had been already wasted and an immediate start should be made on the project.
40 years ago
Thursday, Oct. 4, 1973
Don Carter of Winnipeg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Carter, of Brookdale, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Highway 258, on Saturday morning, Sept. 29.
Evidently, Don was coming into Neepawa to see a friend at between 10:30 and 11:00 o’clock Saturday morning when his motorcycle went out of control. He is in the Winnipeg General Hospital and is still unconscious.
The cause of the accident is still being investigated.
30 years ago
Thursday, Oct. 6, 1983
A gas operated beacon, used as a backup unit during the war years has found a permanent home at the Brandon Flying Museum.
The announcement came at the last regular meeting of council Sept. 27, and was prompted by a request by Bill Tinkler, president of the Neepawa Flying Club.
In a telephone interview later, Mr. Tinkler said the beacon will be shipped to Brandon later this week. The flying club will be recognized as donors of the item.
20 years ago
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1993
Cool, wet weather may be making the harvest tough on area farmers, but council waterworks committee chairman John Kerr said it has been good for Lake Irwin.
Kerr said for the first time since early July, water is running over the Lake Irwin spillway. That’s good news for everyone that makes use of the lake water because high water levels generally mean decreases in algae population.
“We’ve had the best natural conditions for water since the end of June when we did have an algae infection,” Kerr said at last Tuesday’s council meeting.
10 years ago
Monday, Oct. 6, 2003
They liked us. They really liked us. Flower power paid off as Neepawa scored a first place in the National Communities in Bloom competition, receiving five out of a possible five blooms.
The two judges who evaluated Neepawa, Berta Briggs of Edmonton and Line Cloutier of Montreal, said first impressions do indeed count, and Neepawa made a great first impression.
“It (the competition) is based on more than appearances alone, but my first thought when I saw Neepawa was WOW,” Briggs said. “It was clear people really care about this town.”