50 years ago
Lyle Kunz delivered the last load of grain to the Tramping Lake Saskatchewan Wheat Pool elevator, built in 1971, before its doors were closed for the last time. The youngest agent, Terry Laturnus, turned off the gas valve on the Pioneer gas engine.
Funding for Winter Works Incentive Program projects was announced by the provincial government. The Town of Macklin was receiving $375 towards the installation of plumbing to a new addition to the Memorial Community Hall and $1,000 to help with the construction of bleachers in the arena.
A figure skating test clinic was held at Wilkie Community Centre, with coaches and skaters from Cut Knife, Denzil, Landis, Spiritwood, Tramping Lake, Unity and Wilkie skating clubs attending.
20 years ago
Luseland’s Jean Halliday was presented with a provincial volunteer award by Dr. Lynda Haverstock, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, at a Saskatchewan Music Festival volunteer luncheon in Biggar.
RCMP went after a truck stolen from the Subway parking lot in Unity. The suspect drove into Alberta where Provost RCMP joined in the pursuit which ended when the truck overheated and caught fire. Owner of the truck, Peter Volk of Tramping Lake, had stopped at Subway to grab a sandwich and had left his keys in the vehicle.