Looking Back - 1988: Evans Lanes “pins over average” tournament



Jessica Morton
Neepawa Banner & Press

80 years ago
Tuesday, March 8, 1938
The local Pee Wee hockey team travelled to Gladstone on Saturday to put on an exhibition game at the carnival held there that night. The boys had a glorious outing and came home victorious winning 4-2. Raymond Baroni was the scoring star on the local squad, being responsible for three counters, while Lloyd Whiteman made the fourth click.

70 years ago
Thursday, March 11, 1948
Neepawa bowlers gained some prominence in Winnipeg last week participating in the 33rd annual ten-pin tournament, the largest ever held in the province. Unofficial figures show that Jack Boyle finished second in the C singles with a well rolled 577; Leo Yecton was 12th in B singles; J. G. White 16th in C singles; Wiseman’s eighth in C teams and Sam Levene and Leo Yecton 12th in C doubles.

60 years ago
Friday, March 7, 1958
The Canadian Red Cross annual campaign officially got underway in Neepawa this week according to information received from the president of the local branch, Alan Lytle. The objective for the town and district is $2,100. The national objective for 1958 is more than $6 million dollars with some $400,000 expected from Manitoba. In recent years Manitoba has had the distinction of reaching and passing its quota before any of the other provinces and Mr. Lytle expressed the hope that Neepawa and district would again be generous in the support of this most worthy cause.

50 years ago
Friday, March 8, 1968
Unseasonal warm weather has brought on spring like conditions to Neepawa a little early this year and many local residents are wondering if old man winter might still have one last kick in his bag of tricks. But, rather than worry about what might be forthcoming, Neepawans have been enjoying the fine weather of this week, which has seen much of the winter snow disappear. The temperature climbed all the way to 47 degrees Thursday afternoon and water was running everywhere, including in the Whitemud River near Riverbend Park.

40 years ago
Thursday, March 9, 1978
Beautiful Plains School Division Board has selected Lloyd Cavers as the new Neepawa high school principal, effective the 1978 fall term. Mr. Cavers takes the place of NACI principal Ivan Traill whose resignation is effective at the end of the school term. Mr. Cavers is presently Curriculum Development Officer jointly for the Rolling River and Beautiful Plains school divisions and is a former member of the NACI staff.

30 years ago
Tuesday, March 8, 1988
Sixteen teams from various leagues at Evans Lanes rolled off on the weekend. Ladies afternoon teams, evening mixed teams, YBC and happy timers teams bowled in a “pins over average” tourney. Bowling commenced Friday evening and continued Saturday evening with all day action on Sunday. The A-side and B-side finals were played late Sunday afternoon. The A-side first place winners were the McNabb team representing the Tuesday afternoon ladies league. The team consisted of May McNabb, Betty Bold, Beth Vaughan and Florence Hall. A-side second place winners are the Pritchett team of the Monday afternoon ladies league consisting of Marg Pritchett, Arlene Buksovich, Olga Toogood, Ethel Beaulieu and Pearl Gilles. A-side third place winners were the offsets from the Sunday night league consisting of Don Langlois, Joyce Langlois, George McNarland, Theresa McNarland and Neil McNarland. A-side fourth place winners were Terry Chemrika’s Tuesday night mixed league consisting of Terry, Karen Wilson, Kathy Kuharski, Darlene Chemrika and Garry Harris. B-side first place winners were the Hares team of the Sunday night mixed league consisting of Tom Hares, Barb Hares, Rose Poster, Vern Neufeld and Val Neufeld. B-side second place winners went to Marg Hall, Albert Hailstone, E. McCracken, B. Suski and M. Waisman of the happy timers Thursday afternoon league. B-side third place went to the Touchwood team of Dale Bates, Darla Anderson, Wayne Jackson, Karen Bertram and Nancy Jackson. B-side fourth place went to the Chute team of the district league consisting of Bill Knowles, Wilf Bradley, Leo Watt, Murial Watt and Joyce Chute.

20 years ago
Monday, March 9, 1998
The bill for the clean-up of last month’s record 50 cm snowfall will be at least $7,000, Neepawa chief administrative officer said last week. Despite the big bill, Ken Jenkins said the town should still stay within budget for snow removal. Besides stranding motorists and forcing the cancellation of school for two days, the storm caused a number of service delays. Jenkins said garbage pick up is behind schedule, but will return back to normal once all of the towns back lanes are cleared.

10 years ago
Monday, March 10, 2008
Michelle Gerrard has returned as president of the Neepawa and District Chamber of Commerce at Monday evenings annual meeting. Last year, the Chamber under went an overhaul, rebranding itself following a series of focus meetings with a facilitator. From those meetings, the organization drafted a strategic plan, which includes three priority areas - membership and business support, promotion and community leadership. Gerrard said for 2008, the organization will follow up on its strategic plan.