50 years ago
A three-year-old purebred Hereford bull, owned by W.P. Parry and Tony Sander of Wilkie brought the highest price at a sale in Saskatoon. Bert Lang of Tramping Lake purchased the bull for $2,000.
Laureen Surine of Unity won first place in a teen talent contest held in Yorkton by the Saskatchewan Flying Farmers. Laureen played a piano solo, “Rosemary,” and would be representing the SFF at the international teen talent competition in Milwaukee, Wis., in 1973.
Handel 4-H Beef Club executive were Clarence Perlinger, Dennis Schoeler, Gordon Rohs, Joan Toner and Keith Hango. General leader was Bernard Zimmer, assisted by Mike Hango, Frank Wandler and Carl Roth.
M & G Auto Wreckers in Unity were clearing out 25 reconditioned snowmobiles with prices starting at $650.
20 years ago
West Central Pelleting Ltd. announced the opening of a second grain screening plant, at Wolseley. The Wolseley plant was described as a mirror image of the original plant in Wilkie.
$500,000 worth of renovations to the Unity Community Centre were complete, including bright, new metal halide lights, white cushioning rink boards, a larger ice surface, a new and level concrete floor and an over-hauled ice plant.
Unity Girl Guides was joining with other Saskatchewan guiding groups to send Girl Guide cookies to the Canadian troops in Bosnia, as a Christmas morale-booster.
Unity Composite High School celebrated its 40th anniversary with an open house featuring guided tours highlighting changes over the years.