A labour of love and giving for veteran thresherman

John Hein is still seeking sponsorship for one of his vintage McCormick threshing machines that will take part in the Harvesting Hope: a World Record to the Help the Hungry event at the 62nd Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede

John Hein is still seeking sponsorship for one of his vintage McCormick threshing machines that will take part in the Harvesting Hope: a World Record to the Help the Hungry event at the 62nd Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede

By Kate Kading

Doing what you love is the key to a happy and fulfilling life and for John Hein that is a combination of tinkering with vintage farm machinery and at the same time raising money for a great cause.
On July 31, Hein will be part of a team of 125 threshing machines that will set out to break a Guinness World Record in Austin, Manitoba as part of the Harvesting Hope: a World Record to the Help the Hungry event.
A joint partnership with Canadian Foodgrains Bank and the Manitoba Agricultural Museum, Harvesting Hope takes place in conjunction with the 62nd Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede.

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Funk enjoying her time with the Valkyries

Photo By Mackenzie Hientz  Alyssa Funk executes a block during the Prairie Conference Final against the Regina Riot on June 19

Photo By Mackenzie Hientz
Alyssa Funk executes a block during the Prairie Conference Final against the Regina Riot on June 19

By Mackenzie Hientz
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Hague resident, Alyssa Funk is in her second year playing for the Saskatoon Valkyries women’s tackle football team and she has already enjoyed some success with the organization.
The Valkyries recently defeated the Edmonton Storm 81-6 in the Western Women’s Canadian Football League Championship Final to become champions of the league for the fifth time in six seasons.
Funk plays left tackle on the offensive line and so far is enjoying playing for the Valkyries.

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Rosthern taxes increase 3%

By Kate Kading

The 2016 budget has been released for the Town of Rosthern. All the department heads started by gathering their list of items needed for maintenance in their department and any capital items they felt were needed like equipment, roads, replacement of any type of infrastructure like water and sewer. The information was gathered and reviewed by council.
Departments involved in this process include Recreation, Parks, Public Works, the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief, the Rescue Squad leader, Transit, the Library board and Twin Rivers.

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Countdown is on for the fair!

By Kate Kading

The Rosthern Town and Country Fair is just around the corner and it’s calling your name! So many fantastic events are planned this year and if you thought you had seen everything the fair has to offer, you need to come out again and take another look.
The Rosthern Agricultural Society has added or brought back a number of attractions and events that people have been missing over the years and with more volunteers it only means more great ideas and more hands to help everything run smoothly.
It all kicks off July 22 with the light horse show, a Friday night chili cook off, beer gardens and live entertainment.

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Summer theatre has arrived at SAC

By Kate Kading

Dress rehearsals for “The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz” have taken over the stage at the Station Arts Centre (SAC) and opening night is this weekend. Do you have your tickets?
Co-Executive Director for SAC Nicole Thiessen says from the very first read through she heard, she knew this play was a great choice for the Station. “Armin Wiebe is such a wonderful writer; I love reading the play because it reads like a novel to me. In his writing he sometimes deals with making art where you are and that is great sentiment.”

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