Not So Very Long Ago

1898

Six car loads of farm horses arrive in the area. . . This year's calendar is identical to 1867's, even to Easter falling on April 10.

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1915

The government, upon application, will supply seed grain to farmers. The CPR will assist in distribution.

1920

Eighty districts in Manitoba have petitioned for hospitals and four others are contemplating such a move. . .Waskada residents turn out in force to watch the dog races.

1925

The educational review committee, reviewing the program of studies in elementary and secondary schools, holds public hearings in Deloraine.

1931

Town council purchases modern fire extinguishers and places them in convenient places throughout town. . .A.T. Hainsworth is president of school trustees.

 1937

Eighty gather at Thirlstane School for a novelty dance. . .Dand Community Hall holds a program and dance.

1943

Deloraine bonspiel has 17 rinks; Medora has 16.

1948

Interest rates on bonds increase to slightly less than 3%. . .Flax has proven to be Canada's biggest 'money crop.'

1954

Waskada bonspiel draws 49 rinks; Medora has 29. . .Peter McKinnon opens a jewellery store in the Kilmury building. . . Hartney is to vote on a $70,000 school building.

1965

Medora CGIT celebrate their 50th anniversary. . . "Mechanics wanted. Good working condition, 44 hour week, two weeks holiday with pay after one year, starting salary $390 per month."

1970

Diane Edwards crowns Valerie Tiernan as Queen of the Elks' winter carnival. . . There are 25 rinks in the ladies bonspiel. . .Stickers will replace metal license tabs used to validate motor vehicles.

1981

The Manitoba government will spend $148,100 this summer on the Hire-A-Student program. . .Ben Arde makes his first solo flight at Deloraine Airport. Twenty people are taking lessons. . .Celia Cram celebrates her 97th birthday.

1987

Snowfall in the area this week ranges from six to ten inches. . .A Deloraine doctor will spend one day each week in an office in Waskada. . .Ten people complete the First Responders training course.

1998

 At least 300 people attended the benefit banquet for the Barwick family (about $1700 was raised). . .Late winter storm brings between 40 and 60 cms of snow. . .Les Hendry caught a Northern Pike at the Turtle Head Creek dam - measuring 29.25 inches. . .New Interpretive Centre opens at the International Peace Garden. . .Susan McKinnon won a "minute of madness" shopping at the Co-op - she managed to get $353.12 in her cart and a $50 meat voucher.

2003

Wilbro Farms Ltd. received the bronze award from Midwest Food Products at Manitoba Potato Production Days. . .Don Dietrich's Black Hawk jersey is displayed in Doc Bonar Arena. . .Midget girls win provincial "B" bronze.

2006

Deloraine Parent Advisory Council sent fruit baskets to each school as a token of appreciation for all the teachers and staff do for our children and us. Teacher Appreciation Week . .  . Travis Tulk of Deloraine was on the Dean’s list and Honour Roll for the fall semester 2005 at Minot State University – Bottineau . . . Council gave second reading to By-Law No. 06-001, being a by-law of the RM of Winchester to establish a ward system to elect Municipal Councillors. . . Town of Deloraine Council approved paying the RCMP policing Agreement in the amount of $28,163.25. . . An early morning fire on Friday, February 24 burned the business shop and contents of Forsyth Trucking in Waskada . . . Prairie Moments (Val Perriman) hosted a Scrapbooking Workshop at Prairie Skills with 12 people participating . . . Dustan Howden received the Rookie of the Year for the Deloraine Royals senior team.

 

 

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