50 years ago
The Luseland Lords were provincial “A” basketball champions, for the second time in four years, beating Consul in the semifinal and Weyburn in the final to win the trophy. High scorers in the final were Deter Magnus with 16 points, Ralph Magnus with 14 and Greg Ubell with 13.
The RM of Round Valley once again endorsed a roadside tree planting program, recognizing “roadside hedges planted at 125 feet from centre or further do much to keep a road clean and free from snow.” To encourage the planting of trees, grants were available from the RM for three years of tree maintenance and cultivation of the hedges.
John Ulsifer’s rink won the annual bonspiel sponsored by the Wilkie Liberal Association. Fifty-two rinks participated, each playing two games. Ulsifer’s team had the most points in the two games, and Terry Hochbaum’s foursome was runner-up.
In Tramping Lake, 16 teams entered the shuffleboard tournament held at the Royal Hotel. Winning trophies were Ray and Helen Tetzlaff and Gordon and Brenda McClelland.
20 years ago
A CN train derailment west of Scott resulted in 35 containers scattered in the snow beside the track. There were no injuries and no dangerous goods spilled in the mishap.
The Unity Super League rink of lead Celine Linfoot, second Donna Neumeier, third Wanda Heitt and skip Karen Fell won the Fine Foods Provincial Intermediate Women’s Curling Championships in Moose Jaw.
Winning the local Elks/Royal Purple poster contest were Unity Composite High School students Brandon Briggs, Kathy Chang and Ashlee Risling.