80 years ago
Friday, Feb. 2, 1934
A farmer came into The Press office the other day after cashing a cheque for $49.29, the total returns for two cattle, one 1,300 pounds and the other 990 pounds.
Although the return was small, he considered The Press a necessity and paid for a year in advance.
70 years ago
Thursday, Feb. 3, 1944
No blame was attached to anyone in the death of Walter H. Aikenhead, 55, of 1824 15th Street W. Calgary, oil trucking contractor, who was instantly killed in a Calgary street accident Wednesday morning, a coroner’s jury decided at Gooder Brother’s Funeral Home Thursday evening.
60 years ago
Thursday, Feb. 4, 1954
Ledoux and Shineton, Neepawa John Deere dealers, were host to district farmers, their wives and families here Monday afternoon at the “John Deere Day” show in the Roxy Theatre.
These events are popular with district residents and a capacity audience enjoyed the four films shown on the afternoon program.
50 years ago
Friday, Feb. 4, 1964
Parents, teachers, and youth leaders will have an opportunity to participate in a series of discussions entitled “Education for Responsible Parenthood”, a part of the adult education courses being offered at NACI this year.
This particular course is being offered in co-operation with the Neepawa Health Unit, and is designed to help the participants guide children not only into physical and mental maturity, but also in their emotional, social and spiritual growth, so they will be better prepared for courtship, marriage and parenthood.
40 Years ago
Thursday, Feb. 7, 1974
The possibility of developing a supposedly vast iron ore deposit beneath the surface of the area southeast of Neepawa has again gripped the imagination of a group of mining speculators and they are prepared to drill a test hole about 5 miles southeast of town.
First indications of a deposit occurred during the war years when pilots flying over the area noticed their compasses were violently affected by some magnetic force.
A test hole was started in November 1947 by a subsidiary of James Richardson and Sons who drilled a hole about four and one half miles from Neepawa.
Unfortunately, the drill bit broke and they were only able to recover about four feet of core. that small sample showed 38.7 per cent on specular magnetic hermatite, commonly known as magnetic iron.
30 years ago
Thursday, Feb. 2, 1984
Commercial Hockey League: Boyle Smooth as Velvet.
On Jan. 24, Dennis Boyle showed why he was leading scorer in the league as he scored three goals to lead the Cliffhangers to a 7–2 romp over the Rowdys.
After being down 2–1 at the end of the first period, the Cliffhangers turned it on and scored six unanswered goals in the final two periods.
Bob Bayes had a goal and an assist as did Rob Turner. Jim Harper and Cliff Nicholson had a goal each. Jeff McCannell and Mark Kennedy each had an assist.
20 years ago
Monday, Feb. 2, 1994
If ever there was an issue parents in rural school divisions could agree on, transportation appears to be it.
And it’s not the lack of transportation that concerns parents, but the prevalence of it. In submission after submission to the Manitoba School Division and Districts Boundaries review in Neepawa last Thursday, parents said making school divisions larger isn’t the way to cut costs.
More than one presenter summed up the situation, saying bigger is not always better. Many said their children already have long enough bus rides – up to two hours one way – to get to school, and they fear a boundary review will eventually lead to larger school divisions.
10 years ago
Monday, Feb. 2, 2004
Manitoba remains gripped in an arctic air mass that has pushed temperatures to record-breaking lows.
Never mind Siberia and the North and South Poles. Winnipeg was the second coldest place in the whole world Wednesday, with a low temperature of -50 Celsius.
That didn’t even factor in the wind chill. Neepawa wasn’t much warmer, as the mercury hovered around -40 Celsius.
All that cold weather has been hard on more than people and animals. It has been hard on vehicles too.
Terry Smith of Murray’s of Neepawa (CAA/AAA contractor) said tow truck drivers had been working almost non-stop since the cold air blanketed the province almost two weeks ago.