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Graham’s killed in Dieppe Raid

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80 years ago, Friday August 3, 1934,

The sale agreement of the Neepawa Salt Company to the Canadian Industries Limited, was completed here Tuesday. The price was $45,000. A down payment of $10,000 was made, the remainder to be paid if certain tests within the next six months proved satisfactory.


70 years ago, Tuesday August 3, 1944,

Private John Graham, 42, missing since the Dieppe raid August 19, 1942, is now for official reasons presumed dead, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Graham.

42 years-of-age at the time of Dieppe, John was born and educated at Neepawa, enlisting in the Camerons in September 1939. Training at Winnipeg and Shilo, he arrived overseas on Christmas Day, 1940.

He leaves to mourn his loss his parents: three brothers, Peter, with the Camerons overseas: Walter overseas: and Roland, of Neepawa: four sisters, Mrs. A. McNair, Mrs. F. Strohman, and Daisy, of Neepawa, and Violet, of Winnipeg.


60 years ago, Tuesday August 5, 1954,

After being in business in Neepawa since June, 1946, Wes Morrish has sold his photographic studio. Wes took over the business from his brother, Albert, who had carried on for a number of years prior to 1946.

The new proprietor is Eric F. Holland, who comes from Welland, Ontario. Mr. Holland is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. He is married and has one small daughter.


50 years ago, Tuesday August 4, 1964,

OFF TO OLYMPIC TRIALS - Betty Ann Scott, 16-year-old athlete from Eden, leaves this month for the Canadian Olympic trials at St. Lambert, Quebec. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Scott of Eden, Betty Ann has made quite a name for herself in district, provincial and national track and field competitions.


40 years ago, Thursday August 1, 1974,

The drill hole being sunk by Tudale Exporation southeast of Neepawa is now 3,400 feet deep and the company reports that it is still in iron mineralization. The assay values of the samples taken from the 2,500 to the 3,000 foot level range from 29.06 to 46.75 percent iron.

A second hole is being deflected off of the main hole and is now 22 degrees away from the original vertical hole.

Tudale had predicted that the iron content of the samples would be around 36% for the 2,500 to 3,000 foot level.


30 years ago, Thursday August 2, 1984,

A number of Neepawa area residents will be attending Pope John Paul II’s visit to Winnipeg on September 16, said Reverend Art Seaman of Saint Dominic’s Roman Catholic church.

Father Seaman said, a bus, chartered by Saint Dominic’s has had it’s 47 seats already spoken for by local people planning to see the Pope.


20 years ago, Monday August 2, 1994,

Ed Perrett Enterprises of Neepawa has won a tender to renovate 4,000 square feet of the Neepawa Learning Center on Davidson St.

Neepawa Mayor, Roy McGillivray said Perrett’s tender, at $12 a square foot, was the lowest received. The project will cost $48,000.

The majority of the work - 2,500 square feet - will be carried out to accommodate Assiniboine Community College, which will use the space to conduct training courses.


10 years ago, Monday August 9, 2004,

A Neepawa woman who organized a 636-name petition in support of Neepawa’s palliative care program is hoping there’s strength in numbers.

“I’m hoping maybe if we’ll make them (the Assiniboine Regional Health Authority) look at their decision and leave the palliative care program as is,” said Myra Bennet.

Bennet organized the petition after the R.H.A. announced in June that it will no longer allow donations to cover the cost of service providers. One of those service providers is the Neepawa palliative care coordinator, who is paid for though local donations.

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