Baldur’s Darrick Jones was inducted into the Graceland University Athletics Hall of Fame.
Jones, a four-year starter as a catcher for the Jackets, led GU to its first ever NAIA Region V post-season appearance. He also earned All-American honors from the NAIA in 2002 after batting .409.
He still holds six season records, ten career records, and is the only four-time team MVP in team history.
Following his university career, Jones played two years with the Winnipeg Gold Eyes.
Stories on national news websites have garnered Reston a great deal of publicity.
More than 3.6 million sets of eyes have read the story about Reston’s $10 lot sale on websites like Yahoo and CBC.
And in one week the RM of Pipestone has had well over 700 inquiries regarding the lots.
Building starts, school enrolment and investment capital in Killarney are all on the rise.
“There’s a bit of a boom,” said Brian Moore, owner of Moore Building Centre. “And I’m definitely happy to see it. We are very, very busy. It’s probably the busiest year we have had since we started in 1975.”
Deer are way down in the Killarney area, according to an aerial deer survey in 2012.
In 2010, the total deer count in and adjacent to town was 805, two years later that number has dwindled to 311.
More than 100 people attended the Camp Hughes Day event at the site of the camp’s former trench warfare training site.
Two historic military re-enactors in First World War Canadian uniforms and kit answered questions, demonstrated rifle tactics and posed for photos.
The final two perpetrators of a 2010 home invasion that sent an 87-year-old woman to hospital with series injuries were sentenced in Dauphin Provincial Court.
Byron Kennedy, 24, was sentenced to nine years in jail, while Shanna Murdock, 22, was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in jail.
Kennedy, who had once shovelled snow off the roof of the home, knew it was occupied by a lone elderly woman, a vulnerability he pointed out to his co-accused on the night of the offence.
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A sign was unveiled at the Brockington National Historic Site to recognize the rich heritage the site has provided the area.
According to excavated evidence the site served as a bison kill and butcher sit around 800 AD. The site would later become the William Culture Plains Camp and Bird Lake Culture Woodland Camp.
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Shoal Lake’s Kyle Blahy has been an important part of the Winnipeg Rifles football program this year.
Blahy, who got his start playing with the Park West Outlaws, is the captain of the offence. As the team’s starting centre and in his fourth season with the club, Blahy still remembers his early days in the new league.
“It was just an adjustment. I was in Winnipeg. I didn’t know anyone on the team ... It definitely was a learning curve,” he said.
McAuley’s Lisa Hodgins, formerly Webb, was inducted into the Minot State Hall of Fame.
Hodgins finished her three-year career with the MSU Beavers as the most decorated volleyball player in the school’s history. She was twice named an NAIA All-American.
The community of Grandview is down to one grocery store as a result of a fire at the Shop Easy Foods.
There were no injuries in the blaze, but the building is considered a total loss.
Baldur - The Gazette
Ground has been broken on the new office for the RM of Strathcona in Belmont.
Reeve Dennis Schram and contractor Craig Cline marked the beginning of what will become a 2,000 square foot office space, which includes four offices, a boardroom, entry and reception.
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Darcy Drinkwater pulled what he estimated to be about 175 pounds of honey and a huge hive which had been built over many decades in the ceiling of building in Glenboro.
Drinkwater recently purchased the building. He was aware of the hive and thought it was important to remove it prior to turning the building into a cafe and gift shop.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 30, 2012