• The speeder of the week near Minnedosa is a little light in the pocket after a massive fine issued by RCMP recently. The speeder was caught in a construction zone, where speed fines double. Going 54 kilometres over the speed limit, the driver was given a $1,463.75 fine.
» Minnedosa Tribune
• Tegan Radcliffe has spent the last number of years paying it forward. At a We Day event in Winnipeg, Radcliffe won a trip with a charity organization to Delhi, India. For 10 days, Radcliffe, along with three students and two chaperones, spent time immersed in the local culture. “We were given the opportunity to see what village life was really like,” she said. Earlier this year, she spent four months in South Africa. In early August, she was awarded the Canadian Mennonite University’s Leadership Scholarship.
» Minnedosa Tribune
• Thieves broke into the Killarney Flywheel Club and made off with some cash and a number of tools. “It was upsetting,” said Rick Green, director of the club. “We’ve never had an issue like this before. We have had lots of vandalism, but never a theft.” Green said the door was kicked in and a yellow portable air tank, with the letters TMFC written on it in black ink, was stolen.
» Killarney Guide
• The Hammond family has farmed southeast of Bradwardine for more than a century and recently hosted a celebration to mark the occasion. The highlight of the afternoon was the starting of a 1912 International Harvest Co. Mogul steel-wheeled tractor that was purchased in 1914 by brothers Tom and George Hammond, sons of John Hammond. Gordon Hammond, who now farms the land, has kept the tractor in good working order.
» Rivers Banner
• There was good news and bad news at the Neepawa Natives annual general meeting held Aug. 11. While the financial statements weren’t positive, they didn’t come as a surprise either. “Nearly every team in the MJHL lost money last year,” team president Dave McIntosh said. “We have the claim to fame, to being the first to talk about it publicly.” A few fundraising drives have helped as $30,000 has been raised and approximately 200 season tickets were sold. That’s more than double last year’s sales and puts the team in a much better position.
» Neepawa Banner
• The Westman Wildcats female AAA midget hockey program continues to pump out talented players. Last year, eight former Wildcats had rookie seasons at the collegiate or university level. Virden’s Karissa Kirkup finished tied for third on the University of Maine NCAA Div. 1 women’s hockey team, while former Wildcats teammate Jessica Vallotton joined her on the team and picked up a goal and four assists. Amanda Coey, a freshman forward with the University of Wisconsin-Superior, had a goal and six assists for the Div. 3 team. Other players to play at a high level were Glenboro’s Teagan Pringle (University of Prince Edward Island), Boissevain’s Samantha Dyck and Kaitlyn Whaley (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) and Killarney’s Karissa Haney (Augsburg College).
» Virden Empire-Advance
• In their first season, the Elkhorn Expos made it all the way to the semifinals of the provincial senior AA baseball championships hosted by Hamiota. “The Expos never gave up,” player rep Mike Stevenson said. “After our first loss of provincials, it definitely got the team down but we battled back in our second game and won in extra innings. It was nice to get our first win of provincials and I think that carried into our third game. The fans also played a huge role. It was nice to have our fans at these games and cheer us on like they do at home.”
» Virden Empire-Advance
• A 39-year-old Calder man faces charges after attempting to impersonate an RCMP officer.
On July 19, police were called after a man pulled a car over on the highway to Yorkton near Wroxton, claiming to be a member of the RCMP.
At the time, the driver was suspicious and asked for identification, at which point the man claiming to be a cop left.
The man was arrested later the same day by members of the Langenburg RCMP.
» Russell Banner
• The Baldur Regals have cemented their senior AA baseball dynasty after capturing their fourth provincial title in seven years. The Regals, who went undefeated in the tournament hosted by Hamiota, needed a Nathan Ramage walk-off double to beat the Minnedosa Mavericks 8-7 in the final. It’s the first title for the Regals since winning three straight from 2008 to 2010.
• The City of Dauphin has been steadfast in its decision to not fog for mosquitoes.
It was a unanimous decision, as council believes there are too many unknown factors regarding the chemical malathion.
The city will instead continue with its larviciding program, which began in May and is performed every seven to 10 days.
» Dauphin Herald
• The 3 & 83 Cruisers will celebrate two decades of Show ’N’ Shine in Melita this month. The first show was located south of machinery row back on Sept. 24, 1995. It was in conjunction with the annual Strawwalkers’ Threshing Day and continued even after the Strawwalkers’ disbanded.
» Melita New Era
• The Grandview Fire Department is getting some much needed upgrades as breathing apparatuses were recently delivered.
The apparatuses, which were purchased last year, will replace the old ones that no longer passed the required safety inspections.
In total, six new BA systems were delivered.
» Grandview Exponent
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 20, 2014