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Blast from the Past: Meritorious Service Medals awarded to two Legion members

Annual ceremonial review seen awards presented to the 399 Stirling Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
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Canadian Red Cross blood clinic at Unity, hosted by the Unity Legion Auxiliary. Surpassing the Unity quota by eight bottles, 158 bottles of whole blood were collected at the clinic.

50 years ago

David Lewis, national leader of the New Democratic Party, toured the Domtar Chemicals Sifto Salt Plant at Unity. “He donned a ‘hard hat’ and gave assistance to Adeline Boser in the packaging of commercial table salt.”

An advertisement in The Wilkie Press gave warning to cyclists that riding of bicycles on sidewalks in town was prohibited and offenders would “be dealt with accordingly.”

Playing at the Star Theatre was the rock opera, Jesus Christ, Superstar.

Unity Bakery was advertising two loaves of granary bread for 69¢.

The Canadian Forestry Service reported 337 forest fires in Saskatchewan in its first report of the 1974 fire season.

20 years ago

Unity Legion members Irwin Todd and Si Campbell were presented with Meritorious Service Medals for their life-long contributions to the Legion, during special ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of D-Day.

Orest Palahicki of Wilkie and Jim Sego and Karam Kaloti of Unity attended the Superannuated Teachers of Saskatchewan annual general meeting in Saskatoon.

Zack Bast of Macklin and his 1972 Baracuda won the Manager’s Choice award at the A&W car show, held as part of Unity Western Day activities.

399 Stirling Royal Canadian Air Cadets held their 56th annual ceremonial review. Awards included Most Proficient First Year Cadet – Jackson Winterhalt, Most Proficient Cadet below rank of Sergeant – Sarah Parkinson and Most Proficient Cadet at rank of Sergeant or above – Dustin Van Seggelen. Marksmanship awards went to Tad Quincy, junior, and Donald Winterhalt, senior.