Looking Back

Cecil Pittman/Neepawa Press / Neepawa Press
March 21, 2014 03:00 AM

40 years ago, Thursday, March 7, 1974: A nine-car pileup near Eden has resulted in tragedy, claiming the life of one person.

80 years ago
Friday, March 2, 1934

Alarms buzzes half an hour earlier for Neepawa school children Thursday morning as the first of March marked the beginning of a nine o'clock working day.

Easter examinations are not far off and the extra time will probably be welcomed by the teachers as the crowded curriculum requires that a great deal of work be covered.

70 years ago
Thursday, March 2, 1944

Mr. and Mrs. M. Baroni, Neepawa, received word that their son, Sgt. Raymond Baroni, is missing, presumed dead.

Previously reported missing after air operations Nov. 16, Raymond enlisted in 1942, going overseas in June of 1943.

60 years ago
Thursday, March 4, 1954

Alguire Brothers have sold their resort hotel, The Chalet, at Clear Lake to Business Investors Limited, a Brandon group.

The announcement was made through the solicitors of the buyers, Meighen, Haddad and Kerr of Brandon.

The 65-room chalet, the largest hotel at the popular Riding Mountain National Park resort, was built by the Alguires in 1933. The local firm has run it continuously since that time.

50 years ago
Tuesday, March 3, 1964

A motion was approved at the February meeting of Glenella council to make application to the Department of Public Works to hard-top the Glenella-Amaranth road and the Plumas-Waldersee road.

40 Years ago
Thursday, March 7, 1974

A nine-car pile up which occurred about 10 a.m. Wednesday morning nine miles north of Neepawa on Highway 5 near the town of Eden took the life of a woman and injured six others.

Details of the accident were not available at press time but high winds and heavy, drifting snow obscured visibility on the highway at the time of the mishap.

Five of the injured were brought to Neepawa hospital and one was transported to a city hospital. Most of the cars appeared to be traveling south at the time of impact.

The dead woman is believed to have been from the Eden district.

30 years ago
Thursday, March 1, 1984

Consider, if you will, a shopping mall in the main business district of town.

According to the finalized Townscape Manitoba study of Neepawa's features and components, a mall area could be created in the Mountain Avenue business district using funds from the Mainstreet Manitoba Program.

A mall environment could be created using the Co-op and Safeway stores as major anchor points. The area in between could be considered a major pedestrian route.

20 years ago
Monday, March 1, 1994

Pitcher Shane Moffatt, who led the Neepawa Farmers to their first-ever Manitoba Senior Baseball League Championship last year, says he will play for the Brandon Cloverleafs next season.

Brandon manager Blair Murray says Moffatt will play for the Cloverleafs next season. Garth White says not so fast, boys.

White, the Farmers manager, said the Cloverleafs are guilty of tampering with Moffatt and that Neepawa still holds his MSBL playing rights.

"According to our league constitution, a player has to be released from one team before he can join another team in the league," said White.

10 years ago
Monday, March 1, 2004

Allegations of improprieties during the fall election at Sandy Bay First Nations have been rejected by the Federal Department of Indian Affairs.

"The department is satisfied there were no contraventions of the Indian Act or Indian Band election regulations that might have affected the results of the election," Ray Hatfield said in a letter to the band council.

Hatfield is the department's director of general administration, revenues and band governance.

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