• “Reliable” is the word Vauxhall Academy of Baseball head coach Les McTavish uses when he describes Binscarth’s Brody Burnett.
The 6-foot-4, right-handed pitcher has been pitching out of the pen this spring. Burnett played for the Oak River Dodgers in the Manitoba Senior Baseball League last season.
A number of Dodgers played their trade in the college ranks this year.
Rivers’ Scott Beever saw limited dinnings with Jamestown College.
Thanais Lycou pitched with the Trinidad State Junior College baseball team in Colorado.
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• Tomatoes were one of the hottest attractions at the Weiloow Creek Greenhouse open house May 30.
Visitors to the Hutterite colony west of Cartwright were able to purchase flowers, fruits and vegetables.
“We plated the tomatoes in January and we started harvesting them two or three months ago,” greenhouse boss Gloria Hofer said. “We use them in salads and sandwiches. The cucumbers just started coming in. We had an open house last year, and it went so well we thought we would do it again.”
» Killarney Guide
• RCMP and Emergency Services were dispatched to a two vehicle accident in Boissevain on May 30 involving a motorcycle and an SUV.
The driver of the SUV did not see the oncoming motorcycle and pulled out in front of the bike to cross Mill Road.
The man riding the motorcycle struck the SUV and was taken to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
The woman driving the SUV was charged with proceeding before safe to do so and fail to yield right of way when making a left turn.
» Boissevain Recorder
• Miniota’s Colby Walker made the switch from winger to defenceman for the Tri-Town Thunder in the Prairie Junior Hockey League.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound d-man finished with 24 points in 31 games.
“The best part of junior hockey is just being around the rink everyday and being with your teammates,” Walker said.
» Virden Empire-Advance
• Neepawa council has delayed a decision on fluoridation of water in order to consider information presented by officials from the Manitoba Dental Association.
The need and cost, which is about $6,000 per year plus labour input, of fluoridation has been questioned.
“So little of our water is actually used for drinking it doesn’t make sense to fluoridate too much water,” water treatment plant manager Howard Buffi said.
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• Some fields in southwestern Manitoba are so wet it’s unlikely farmers will get them seeded by the June 20 deadline for crop insurance.
“We really haven’t turned a wheel here yet,” said Fred Greig, a seed grower south of Reston, on June 2.
Areas near Melita are the wetest in the area, with the highest percentage of unseeded acres.
“There are some areas that aren’t going to get planted,” CWB’s weather and crop specialist Bruce Burnett said.
» Manitoba Co-operator
• Kendra Johnston of the Rivers/Elton Rage high school hockey team is the winner of the Winnipeg Jets Alumni and Friends scholarship.
The $1,000 award is given to one girl and one boy each year.
Johnston helped the Rage to an 8-9-1 record this year. She also plays volleyball, soccer, badminton and track and field.
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• RCMP were dispatched to a residence at the Roblin Trailer Court after two girls got involved in a fight.
The girls, who had been drinking, starting fighting and at one point one of the girls stabbed the other in the chest.
Police have charged her with aggravated assault charges.
» Russell Review
• The Souris Sabres varsity rugby teams both captured third place at the Manitoba High School provincials.
» Souris Plaindealer
• A flag worker on a road crew north of Russell reported to RCMP that a man who was stopped at their flagging station appeared to be intoxicated.
Road crews moved construction equipment around in order to keep the vehicle in one place and when police arrived they found a small amount of hash oil and a number of open and full beer cans.
A 22-year-old Saskatoon man was charged with impaired and other offences.
» Russell Banner
• Brandon Mansell won 15 matches at the Canadian pen 5-pin Bowling Championship recently.
“We had a great time,” Mansell said. “The team came away with seventh; I averaged 272 in 18 games and was the first tournament all-star. I also walked away with the high game of the tournament — 415.”
» Minnedosa Tribune
• Teresa Bell, Paul Artz and Brett Stewart were all honoured by Hockey Manitoba recently.
Bell was the organization’s volunteer of the month for April, while Artz was named the grassroots coach of the year.
Stewart was named the most improved official.
» Deloraine Times and Star
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 11, 2014