Not So Very Long Ago

1889

Baseball has a large number of spectators and even practices attract a crowd of onlookers.

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1895

The Deloraine Cheese Factory opens. Napinka’s will open soon.

1901

A motion opposing the extension of Manitoba’s boundary westward is carried in the Northwest Legislature. . . Mrs. Alex Sutherland is the first lady cyclist in Deloraine.

Souris engages a publicity commissioner at a salary of $200 per month. Souris will boom henceforth . . . Melita decides to build a creamery . .. Over 14,000 trees are planted in the Turtle Mountain Forest Reserve.

1918

Americans in general know too little about Canada. . . Milk is the cheapest food available . . . Two local groups debate the justifiability of Sunday labour during war times.

1928

E.R. Maynard installs a new refrigerator counter showcase which enables him to make a nice display of meats.

1934

Deloraine Oil Syndicate pays dividends totaling $9,000 . . . Alton Breault wins first prize of $2 in the Monarch Lumber bird house building contest.

1935

The RM of Winchester pays out $1,675 for 83,000 gopher tails (2¢ a tail).

1940

 Over 200 attend the Women’s Institute Convention here . . There are 30 entries for the stake races this year.

1946

Deloraine has its biggest building boom in many years with garages, machine sheds and houses under construction .  .  . The Canadian Army takes over the Alaskan highway from its American builders.

1957

Falconer Collegiate holds its graduation exercise . . . Walter Dinsdale is seeking re-election.

1963

Bill Poole is appointed associate Agricultural Representative in Swan River . . . Deloraine Times wins best editorial page and best all-around paper in Manitoba. George Derksen is the editor . . . The new deluxe high school opens.

1973

George Franklin is elected public governor of Winnipeg Commodity Exchange . . .  Dr. Grenkow, Dentist, moves to town .  .  . Cavers Electric opens in Goodlands.

1984

Eleven blocks of Deloraine streets are to be paved this summer.

1990

Two solid days of slow, steady rain raises everybody’s spirits in the community. Reports were of 1.6 to 2 inches . . . The Turtle Mountain Conservation District teams up with teachers Rick Schoonbaert and Dale McKinnon with educational programs that promote better stewardship of the land.

2003

Doug and Pat Whiteside wrap up their 12th musical production since they started in 1980 . . . Mad Cow disease hits Canada.

2004

Jonathon Cassils became one of the very few pilots to fly solo at 14 . . . Gas prices soar to $41.38 a barrel. Price at the local pump is 90¢, almost 20¢ over the same time last year . . . Bruce Potter receives a plaque from Mayor Brian Franklin for over 300 volunteer hours a year since 1993 as Auxiliary Constable for RCMP.

2013

Five thefts in Hartney were reported when five unlocked vehicles had items stolen from them overnight. Later in the day, Hartney School called to advise that students had found some credit cards and a broken blackberry in the parking lot. The students also noted a blue 4-door Chevrolet truck from Saskatchewan which had been driving around town looking for drugs . . . Jo-Ann Breault, Consultant and Care Provider, was the guest speaker at the Deloraine Health Auxiliary meeting . . . This year is the 100th anniversary of 4-H in Canada . . . Olson Agencies celebrates 35 years in business . . . In world news, Oscar Mayer has introduced five new hot dogs for Memorial Day . . .WestJet will be flying in and out of Brandon this fall . . . “The Croods” is playing at the Deloraine Theatre . . . Jen Chen was the lucky winner of a beautiful picture in a facebook contest.

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