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Unity-Wilkie Press-Herald Blast to the past

50 years ago, Stan Halstead, received an incentive award certificate for an idea to improve efficiency at the post office, to be implemented nation wide

20 years ago

Volunteers were highlighted throughout The Wilkie Press and Northwest Herald, such as Scott’s Ted and Maggie Gerein, who visited Bud McEachern at least once a week. McEachern had no family nearby. Unity Knights of Columbus volunteers delivering Wheels on Meals were Mike Vetter, David Keifer, Pete Sperle and Vern Schaab.

Denzil’s Citizen of the Year for 2001 was Mary Lou Schechtel. Business of the Year was E.M. Grocers, owned and managed by Mary Lou and husband Eric.

At Wilkie Skating Club’s annual carnival, Brittany Bachman was crowned Carnival Queen. Princesses were Jacalyn Sieben and Calinda Schmidt.

Unity town council voted against developing a regional landfill in partnership with West Yellowhead Waste Resource Authority.

50 years ago

Receiving individual player awards at a Macklin Mohawks banquet were: John Sidlick, Most Valuable Player; Clarence Stang, Leading Scorer; Larry Hauck, Most Gentlemanly Player; Joe Degenstein, Rookie of the Year; Tom Stangowitz, Best Defenceman.

Unity Postmaster Stan Halstead received an Incentive Award Certificate and $75 for an idea to improve the efficiency of the post office, which was to be implemented nation-wide.

Unity Golf Club executive members Bob Armstrong and Jim Metcalfe and ardent golfer Chuck Brown were spotted out on the golf course, checking out No. 5 fairway, the victim of too much water. They planned to move the green and fairway to north of the No. 7 tee-off and move that tee-off south to the side of the hill.

Independent Order of Good Fellows Grand Master Nick Seneshen was to be honoured at an upcoming joint banquet of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs.