80 years ago
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1933
Graham W. Johnston, locomotive foreman at the local C.N.R. yard, here since February, 1918, will leave Neepawa next week to accept a similar foremanship at the Winnipeg terminal.
70 years ago
Thursday, Oct. 14, 1943
Mr. and Mrs. T. Pasquill have received word from their youngest son, Sgt. T. H. Pasquill, of the First Canadian Paratroop Battalion. He has received the British wings.
Tom has now qualified for three sets of paratroop wings, the American Silver Wing, the Canadian Wing, and now the British.
60 years ago
Thursday, Oct. 8, 1953
Some 30 members of the Manitoba Veterinarian Association convened here Saturday in the summer meeting of the organization.
The session was chaired by Dr. K.H. Robson, of Selkirk, president of the society. Brief addresses were given by the president and Dr. Fasken of Winnipeg, the chief discussion being the recent epidemic of horse sleeping sickness.
50 years ago
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1963
The main streets of Neepawa were transformed for three days last week during the celebrations of what is hoped to be an annual affair.
The first Cornucopia Carnival to be held in Neepawa was termed by directors of the Neepawa District Chamber of Commerce as a “huge success”.
Large crowds of visitors were attracted to Neepawa during the three-day affair which got off to a start at 11 a.m. Thursday with the unveiling of the Fort Ellice marker at Riverbend Park by John Miller, 87 year-old pioneer of this district.
Guest speaker at the unveiling, chaired by Mayor George Rey, was Manitoba’s Minister of Municipal Affairs, the Honorable R. G. Smellie, Q.C.
He praised Neepawa for the interest the citizens have shown in their historic past and for the beautiful town Neepawa has become since its founding.
40 years ago
Thursday, Oct. 11, 1973
Mrs. Angus McDougall has been appointed to the board of International Inner Wheel and will represent Canada at its next meeting in Stratford-on-Avon, England in February 1974.
Some 40 members of Inner Wheel clubs from Brandon, Minnedosa, Moose Jaw, Neepawa, and from two Winnipeg clubs met in a fun and friendship weekend at Elkhorn Ranch, Clear Lake, Sept. 28 – 30.
30 years ago
Thursday, Oct. 13, 1983
A ribbon for Peggy – Mildred Musgrove, Margaret Laurence’s high school English teacher cut the ribbon officially opening the Margaret Laurence room in the Manawaka Gallery Oct. 7.
Laurence, who Musgrove always knew as Peggy, did not attend the opening but did send a letter expressing her gratitude to the Viscount Cultural Council and the Town of Neepawa.
20 years ago
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1993
Five graduates of the former Neepawa Collegiate Institute (then known as NCI) recently got together with their spouses in the resort town of Gananoque, Ont.
They spent the long weekend renewing acquaintances and reminiscing over the happy days spent together from time they entered Grade 1 in September of 1929, through the following 11 to 12 grades.
The five were Phyllis (Hornsby) Bortham with her husband Bill; Jean (Kerr) Williams, accompanied by her husband Gaynor;Mary (Thomas) Rivers, with spouse Gordon; Jack Pink with wife Anne and Jack Coutts with wife Blanche.
10 years ago
Monday, Oct. 13, 2003
The Town of Neepawa is holding an open house this Thursday on the Neepawa ground water sourcing study. UMA Engineering has been commissioned to find a new water source for the Town of Neepawa and four RMs.
The most likely option will be to tap into the Assiniboine Delta aquifer.