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Rural Roundup - July 2, 2014

• While on patrol on Highway 45, Russell RCMP noticed a black pickup headed east with no licence plates.

The vehicle was stopped and it was revealed the driver did have the necessary paperwork to drive a newly acquired vehicle.

However, while speaking with the driver, the officer noticed a ziplock bag of marijuana sticking out of his front pocket.

The dope was confiscated and the police investigation continues.

» Russell Banner

• A new track club is springing up in Killarney.

“We are part of group —there’s eight of us — that’s starting a club out of Westman,” said Stephanie Outhwaite, a teacher and track coach at Killarney Collegiate.

“There’s no club in rural Manitoba. Opportunity is what will make these kids shine, and we want to give that to them.”

» Killarney Guide

• The final act from the Tremaine Community Club before it folded was to give the Minnedosa Heritage Committee a donation.

The money will be used to help preserve the Hunterville United Church.

“We are very grateful for the donation from this group,” said Pat Skatch, with the Heritage Village Corp. “They have a great connection to this place and the funds that have been donated to the Village will be used specifically at the church.”

» Minnedosa Tribune

• Birtle’s Tanner Koroscil has signed on to play next season with the Melfort Mustangs of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

The 6-foot-3, 170-pound forward played last season with the Yellowhead Chiefs in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League.

Koroscil finished his three-year stint with the Chiefs with 34 goals and 46 assists in 131 career games.

» Crossroads This Week

• Brandon’s Albert and Shirley Wyborn were presented the Excellence Award for Outstanding Snowmobile Family, which is given out by the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Congress.

Albert and his son Darcy are volunteers on Snoman’s board of directors and in 2001 they were part of the group that started the Valleyview Sno-Riders club.

“Albert Wyborn is a true volunteer in every sense of the word from dedicating time in his region and also on our board,” executive director Yvonne Rideout said.

» Crossroads This Week

• Kristen Kirkpatrick and Nathan Greig were named the MVPs for the girls and boys varsity rugby teams in Souris.

The pair, who are cousins, helped lead their respective Sabres teams to undefeated records in the Westman High School Rugby league this season.

» Souris Plaindealer

• Police are investigating the theft of a 2004 Arctic Cat Prowler in the RM of Turtle Mountain.

Near the scene of the crime was a white Jeep Cherokee.

After running the Jeep through the system, RCMP officers found it was stolen from the Souris area.

The matter is still under investigation.

» Killarney Guide

• Agassiz MLA Stu Briese won’t seek re-election in the next provincial election.

“I would like to thank my family, friends, constituents and colleagues for all of their support and advice during my time as an MLA. It has been a wonderful experience,” Briese said.

He was first elected in 2007.

» Neepawa Banner

• Core samples from the Peace Tower at the International Peace Garden could determine the future of the tower.

“They took a little bit out to analyze (the concrete)” said peace garden CEO Doug Hevenor. “They will break it all down, dissolve it, and take a look at it.”

The tower has been closed since 2013, after pieces of concert started falling from some of the joints.

» Boissevain Recorder

• Streets bordering the Roblin Elementary School grounds now have a posted speed limit of 30 km/h.

Town council implemented the change.

Police will be strictly enforcing the new limit now and in the fall when school starts back up.

» Roblin Review

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 2, 2014

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