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Golfers at Killarney Lakeside Golf Club will have a chance to shoot for a million dollars in the upcoming Hidden Jewel Par-3 Golf Tournament.
Two people will get to shoot for a million, while the tournament boasts a list of big prizes available for hole prizes, including a golf trip to Hawaii, a car or a boat.
“Most people want that chance to shoot for something that makes their day and now they have 18 tries,” said club professional Jesse Moussa.
» Killarney Guide
The Melita Fire Department presented Martin Armstrong with a cheque of nearly $1,200.
Armstrong had been a longtime member of the fire department before being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The money was raised at a fundraiser held by the department and will be used to offset the cost of a mobility wheelchair for Armstrong.
» Melita New Era
Blue Hills RCMP were called to a break and enter and theft at the Gleann Museum in Glenboro.
The perpertrator(s) stole several antiques and opened a sealed display case and removed a partially fossilized buffalo skill. Also stolen was an Epiphone Les Paul guitar that belonged to one of the employees.
Many of the items were donated or on loan to the museum from residents in the community and are not replaceable.
» Carberry News-Express
Golfers showed up in droves for the first John Tosh Memorial Golf Tournament and Auction in Glenboro.
Tosh passed away suddenly in April of 2012 and one of his lifelong dreams was to see a new arena in Glenboro.
His family and friends have begun the process of making that dream a reality with the “Build a Barn” golf tournament.
» The Gazette
A survey performed by the Souris Plaindealer on the swinging bridge has revealed the general consensus is to rebuild the bridge with a common-sense approach.
Of the completed surveys, 93 per cent felt the bridge should be rebuilt while 76 per cent thought the $5.5-million price tag was not acceptable.
» Souris Plaindealer
Former Minnedosa Collegiate Institute graduate Blake Madill will attend the University of Waterloo next year after he was awarded the National Science and Engineering Research Council Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship.
The scholarship has a value of $17,500 and the university nearly matched the scholarship with $17,000 of their own for Madill’s education.
» The Minnedosa Tribune
Russell’s Barbara Cochrane, Minnedosa’s Tracy Gregorash (in photo) and the late Dick Edmundson of Shoal Lake were all winners of the Diamond Jubilee Award.
Riding Mountain MLA Leanne Rowat announced the awards, and said Cochrane’s musical talent and commitment to the arts has brought the gift of music to so many in Russell, while Gregorash is the co-founder of the Manitoba Neurofibromatosis Support Group that helps raise awareness and support for families and individuals living with neurofibromatosis. And from local firefighting to politics to volunteering, Edmundson contributed to the community of Shoal Lake.
» Crossroads This Week
Brothers Lonnie and Shane Brown dominated the timed events at the Virden Indoor Rodeo.
Lonnie grabbed first in the tie-down roping event, while Shane took top spot in the steer wrestling event with a time of 3.3 seconds.
Cassidy Howell (in photo) beat out six other competitors to be named Queen of the rodeo.
» Virden Empire-Advance
Secrets Dun Zippin, a two-year-old gelding, earned a reserve Canadian National championship in the Two-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle class at the Canadian National Appaloosa Show. The horse is owned and shown by Jaime Anderson of Gladstone.
Choc Me Out, a six-year-old gelding owned by Nikki Anderson and shown by Wanda Asbenliender, won the Senior Hunter Under Saddle class.
» Neepawa Banner
The Dauphin Minor Hockey Association has threatened to cancel minor hockey in Dauphin if a third vice-president is not found.
The third VP, who is responsible for girls’ hockey is an important position for the association.
“Ever since Team Canada came here, (girls’) hockey has picked up, so we need someone to look after that,” DMHA president Ralph Zurba Jr. said.
» Dauphin Herald
Emergency services were called to the Gambler First Nation to deal with a Ford Mustang that had rolled. While the driver of the vehicle was relatively uninjured, he was charged with imprudent driving and failing to wear a seatbelt.
While RCMP were investigating the accident, three drunken men emerged from a nearby bush. Although not involved in the accident, the men wanted to check out the scene. However, as the men had open booze with them, they were charged and lodged overnight until sober.
» Russell Banner