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Rural Roundup - Feb. 13, 2013

Virden Empire-Advance

The Wallace District Fire Department attended a two vehicle collison just east of Virden on Feb. 4.

As a result of the crash, one of the vehicles casual fire and was completely destroyed.

Virden Empire-Advance

Lenore’s Troy Hunter has enjoyed a great second season as a member of the Regina Cougars hockey team in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport league.

Hunter led the team with 19 points this season, scoring eight goals and adding 11 assists in 23 games.

“In a way I am surprised, but (coach) Todd Johnson rewarded me with some ice time and I’ve taken advantage of it,” Hunter said.

Killarney Guide

In a matter of weeks, the Chicken Delight in Killarney will shut it’s doors at one location and open them at another location in the Killarney Shoppers Mall.

“We are celebrating the end of an era,” owner Rick Pauls, who doubles as the town’s mayor, said. “It will be the last chance to east here, and when people step out of this place, and into the toher one, it’s going to be like night and day.”

Boissevain Recorder

Goaltender Rylan Rommelaere is the only Boissevain hockey player to make the Director’s Cup team from the Southwestern region.

About 40 1999-born players tried out for the team at a selection camp held in Killarney. The rest of the team is as follows: goalies Rommelaere and Glenboro’s Riley Rutherford. On defence, Killarney’s Cody Shackel and Cody Thompson, Reston’s John Patmore, Shilo’s Tyler Weatherbie, Glenboro’s Zac Wytinck and Carberry’s Nickolas Donais. On forward, Virden’s Travis Kasto, Shane Keown, and Kyle Peters, Wawanesa’s Brian Harris, Souris’ Cole Kirkup, Alexander’s Dexter Dalgleish, Killarney’s Kyle Peters and Deloraine’s McCullogh Park.

The Corner Pocket

The current Waskada Community Rink was built in 1949 and the Waskada Arena Board is thrilled to announce they will build a new arena complex in the near future.

The new facility will house a skating and curling rink, as well as, a fitness centre.

“The structure (of the old arena) is not in great shape any more and it’s got to be replaced,” said Lyle Spence, arena board member.

Minnedosa Tribune

Lois Hainstock skipped her Brandon Curling Club team, which consists of Hainstock, Fran Dagg, Edith Easton, Adele McLaughlin, and June Clark, to a championship at the Minnedosa Golden Gals 30th Annual Provincial Curling Tournament.

The league was started in 1983, after Iris Carroll, Marquerite Hood, Eileen Marsden, Marg Ritchie and Betty Simpson recruited teams that had reached the age of 60 and were past the Ladies Curling Association cut off point.

Reston Recorder

A new elliptical machine will keep RM of Pipestone residents sweating at the Reston Fitness Centre.

The centre has served the community for more than 10 years, when Reeve Karen Caldwell officially opened the gym on Nov. 21, 2002.

“Our municipality boasted three hockey/skating rinks, a recreation director but no permanent fitness facility,” Reston Fitness Centre president Sherri Bartel. “We have stayed financially afloat through fundraising and increasing our membership base.”

Manitoba Co-operator

Some local farmers aren’t impressed with how $176 million in government money will be invested in the agricultural industry.

“We came here tonight because we thought you had a pool of money that we could bid on and do something with it. Now it’s (earmarked for) just a bunch of goofy stuff,” said RM of Woodworth Reeve Denis Carter.

Russell Banner

Two men, in separate fishing shacks, were busted for open liquor while officers were on patrol checking licenses at Lake of the Prairies.

Both men were chared with open liquor and the booze poured out.

As the lake is Crown Lane, fishing shacks are legally not considered private property and in an effort to deter drunk drivers, police and conservation have stepped up their patrols of fishing shacks across the detachment.

Roblin Review

Unstable ice conditions may occur on the upper Assiniboine River downstream of the Shellmouth Dam after outflows were increased.

Snowmobilers, fishermen and anyone planning activities on the river are advised to take precaution during the next few weeks.

Crossroads This Week

The Hamiota Huskies, Virden Oil Kings and Kenton Cougars are the North Central Hockey League representatives in the Hockey Manitoba senior B/C provincial playoffs.

Just five teams are involved this year as Kenton will take on the Glenboro Nordics, while Virden will face the Melita Bisons with the winner playing Hamiota, which received a first-round bye.

Carberry News-Express

Carberry’s Brent McMillan was named Hockey Manitoba’s December ‘Volunteer of the Month.’

The award, which was established in 2007, recognized the efforts of one committed volunteer across the province.

Dauphin Herald

The Ochre River Snowmobile Club hosted the Manitoba Subway Drag Racing Championships at the old Hamilton School site.

About 80 sleds were entered with many running in more than one race.

“What we want to do is have the canadian championship here. So we have to be serious about it and put on a good show. We have to take care of problems as they arise,” said organizer Danny Whyte, who has been racing for more than 30 years.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 13, 2013

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