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Blast to the past from Unity-Wilkie Press-Herald

50 years ago, Department of Highways, set up a field office in the Wilkie Community Centre as part of their personnel involved with the Highway 14 paving project between Wilkie and Unity.

20 years ago

Adam Meier won the Randy Bell Scholarship, presented by the Luseland School Board to the Grade 12 student with the highest academic average.

Zach Oatway, a Grade 12 student at Unity Composite High School, made his way through two sets of tryouts to be named to the Football Saskatchewan North Allstars team, which would play the South team at Griffith Field in Saskatoon. Oatway was the first UCHS Warrior to make the Allstar team.

UCHS student Chelsey Tuchscherer received a Royal Purpose and Elks award for her second-place provincial finish for a video on drug awareness.

Wilkie For Sales Inc. was advertising a “mechanics special” 1984 BMW 318I for $499. A Chev extended cab, with 187,000 kilometres on the odometer, was available for $7,995.

50 years ago

The Department of Highways set up a field office at the Wilkie Community Centre. Personnel supervising the paving of Highway 14 between Wilkie and Unity were headquartered there for the summer.

The Unity Hog Market, located at the Unity CNR stockyards, was open and shipping hogs to Edmonton every Friday. Producers were promised $1.00 for each hog at the gate.

Little Big Man, starring Dustin Hoffman, Fay Dunaway and Chief Dan George, was playing at the Star Theatre in Unity.

Co-op anniversary sale specials included zip top tins of soft drinks, 10 for 99¢; spring camp chairs, $3.97 each; Hilroy writing tablets, 6¢ each; and five pounds of bananas for 89¢.