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Blast from the Past: Swarthmore United Church gets ok to move

Six teams were announced as the first inductees of the Unity Sports Wall of Fame 20 years ago.
George Negraiff, plant superintendent; Ed Duchscher, processing foreman and, far right, Jerome Wagner, union president, congratulate Amy Duggleby on her 1974 retirement after 14 years at the Sifto Salt Plant.

50 years ago

Lyle Penley, manager of the United Grain Growers elevator at Wilkie, received a Top Ten award from the company. Over 650 UGG elevator managers in the prairies competed for the awards.

Superior Foods Shop-Rite advertised a special deal on “genuine Mexican oil paintings on velvet” at only $19.95 each.

Metrification was one of the topics at the Wilkie School Unit board meeting.

The lands branch of the Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture purchased a number of top-quality bulls to put into the community pasture breeding fields. At the Battleford bull sale, the average price was $1,100 for polled Herefords and $1,150 for horned Herefords. In Lloydminster, Aberdeen Angus bulls went for an average of $1,110 each.

20 years ago

Members of the Swarthmore United Church received permission from Presbytery to move their church and the Unity Museum board agreed to accept the church as a donation, provided the congregation and community assisted with moving and repair expenses.

After meeting their safety goals for the year, the Louis Dreyfus elevator celebrated with $500 donations to each of Wilkie EMS and the playgrounds at St. George and Norman Carter schools.

The first inductees into the Unity Sports Wall of Fame were announced. Teams included the 1986 Ruth Rustlers fastball team, the 1933 Unity Freewheelers hockey team, which won provincials and Western Canadian intermediate championships; the 1959 Bantam baseball team, the 2002 Mosquito baseball team, the 1990 Squirt Panthers softball team and the 2002 Ladies’ Intermediate curling champions.