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Rural Roundup - April 17, 2013

Russell Banner

RCMP were called to a home after a resident saw two young males leaving an outbuilding with a bag of tools.

The youths took off on foot between houses with the homeowner in hot pursuit.

Eventually the homeowner lost sight of the boys and the police were called. Police continue to investigate and ask the public for any assistance.

Russell Banner

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines held their annual awards banquet on April 6th.

Mike Twardoski was named the Most Improved Player, Drake Bodie was named the Rookie and Scholastic Awards, while team captain Curtis Veitch received the award for community service.

Reston Recorder

Eight students — Joel Boulton, Amber Caldwell, Chelsea Poirier, Kennedy Watt, Daveena Zorn, Keely Bartel, Katelynn Conley and Hayden Barre travelled to central Europe as part of Reston School’s travel club.

One of the highlights of the trip was when the group stopped in Dachau, Germany, where the group toured a concentration camp from the Second World War.

It was a humbling experience which really made you realize how awful it was as you were standing where these events actually took place, Watt said.

Minnedosa Tribune

In 1943, Arnold Graham was spotted travelling up and down Main Street on a three-wheeled, silent, gasless jalopy.

The three-cycle wheels are powered by a battery and motor starter. The only trouble, according to Graham, is the short-lived battery.

Killarney Guide

Insurance adjuster are currently evaluating effects of an accidental fire last week at the town’s new $7.5 million water treatment plant.

“The fire has never affected our drinking water quality,” Mayor Rick Pauls said. “However for the entire new system to be functional, we will be set back several months.”

The only noticeable difference to homeowners in the meantime will be slightly harder water in the taps.

Killarney Guide

Killarney’s Michelle Archibald of Killarney is the winner of this year’s Tudor Bowl for Piano and Scholarship as selected by the adjudicator at the Boissevain Festival of Arts.

It was the second year in a row the 16-year-old Archibald won the prestigious award.

“I really like piano, and I play just because of that,” Archibald said. “But it’s good to play in front of people and before and adjudicator, and get different perspectives. It gives me a chance to polish a performance.”

Virden Empire-Advance

It’s been seven months since a fire destroyed a fourplex and TRU Hardware in Virden and the investigation continues.

“There is limited information coming in,” Staff Sergeant Greg Ericson said.

Another big question is whether the hardware store will rebuild.

“We are still negotiating with the insurance company,” TRU general manager Jamie Hercun said. “We are close to being finished then we can make an honest decision.”

Virden Empire-Advance

This April, 40 years after Virden Auditorium Theatre’s re-opening, a champion of the theatre has stepped down from the board.

Jim Moffatt has actively restored, protected and enhanced the Aud for more than four decades.

The theatre was close to being razed in the 1970, when Moffat and a group of fearless volunteers, set out to fundraise enough money to save the beloved theatre.

Crossroads This Week

Shanda Arran recently cut the ribbon on a new daycare in Binscarth.

Arran, who was chairman of the project, said it took a lot of hard work and determination, but after four years the doors to the Little Bloomers’ Learning Patch wer opened.

The facility is able to care for eight children form the ages of 12 to 12 weeks.


Shilo Stag

Shilo Country Club (SCC) CPGA professional Dave Scinocca is anxiously watching weather forecasts.

“The countdown is on until the start of the 2013 season and I’m very excited about the upcoming year and continuing my position as the head pro at the Shilo Country Club,” Scinocca said.

New renovations to the SCC’s current pro shop will be underway shortly and other upgrades have already begun at the club.

Neepawa Banner

New technology is changing the way doctors practice medicine.

Neepawa physician Dr. Brian Milligan says changes in the medical field have mad his life easier in terms of how he performs his job on a day-to-day basis.

“It would take you a week sometimes to find the information,” Milligan said. “Now, it’s quick as all the text books are online. They’re easily searchable — you go right to the chapter and verse and you’re after and you got it.”


Neepawa Banner

Quintin Lisoway wants to be a mainstay with the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings next year.

The 17-year-old forward played in 38 games this season, scoring two goals and five points.

“The speed of the game in the WHL was much faster than what I was playing (in the MJHL),” Lisoway said. “I felt ever game I played, I kept getting better.”

The Gazette

Glenboro gym owner Giselle Lussier is challenging people to be healthier during the second Biggest Loser event sponsored by The Zone.

“This is the second time I have run this but this time there are a few changes,” Lussier said. “Last time, it was a successful program, however I want to make a few changes to keep everyone motivated and accountable throughout the three and half months of the challenge.”

All proceeds donated, which can be raised on a per pounds lost basis or one time pledge, will go toward the John Tosh Memorial Arena Fund.

Boissevain Recorder

The new Boundary Co-op Grocery Centre was officially opened on April 10.

The new 16,000 square-foot shopping centre is located directly south of the old store.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 17, 2013

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