Monthly Archives: October 2014

Next week’s paper

Check out the 2014 edition of Evolution in next week’s Press-Herald. Along with those business stories, find out:

  • the names of ALL of the winners in the co-op/credit union Members Matter Most contests;
  • who is Wilkie’s Business of the Year;
  • how much money was raised at Pink Night this year; and
  • some ideas for family fun at Halloween that will also improve your child’s literacy skills!

Attendees at the Wilkie Business Appreciation Night, October 21, 2014.

Wilkie Business Appreciation Night

Model A Ford returning to Wilkie

This Ford Model A was originally purchased in Wilkie and is now owned by Stanley Daratha. The car is currently in Toronto, Ont., and in excellent condition. The Daratha family would like it to be on display at the Wilkie Museum.

The museum is currently fundraising to pay its share of the shipping costs. The car itself is free and will be on permanent loan to the Wilkie Museum. It is insured for $35,000.

Car coming to the Wilkie Museum Model A 002

RCMP Report for October 6 t o13, 2014

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for October 6 to 13, 2014

RCMP received a complaint of theft, forgery, misuse of credit card. This matter is still under investigation.

There was a complaint of a damaged fence. There are no suspects.

Police received a complaint of an abandoned vehicle. Members contacted the registered owner who agreed to move the vehicle.

RCMP received a complaint of an individual damaging the jukebox at the Homestead Inn in Wilkie, Saskatchewan. The subject of complaint agreed to pay for the damages. No charges.

Members received a complaint of impaired driving. Members patrolled the area but could not locate the vehicle.

Persons with information about crimes being committed in the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin areas are urged to call the Unity RCMP detachment at 306-228-6300; the Wilkie RCMP at 306-843-3480; or the Macklin RCMP at 306-753-2171. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may also call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or *8477 on the SaskTel Mobility Network. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information which leads to the arrest of person(s) responsible for any serious crime. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display, nor are your calls traced or recorded.

You can also submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

During the week, Unity Detachment attended to a semi rollover near Tramping Lake, Saskatchewan. There were no injuries.

rolled semi being put back on its wheels

Improvements at the pool

The swimming pool in Wilkie, Saskatchewan, is in the process of being upgraded with new bathroom stalls and a wheelchair-accessible washroom. The moneys for this project came from the Communities Initiatives Fund and the places and spaces grant. The town received $5,800 to install the ten new plastic change and bathroom stalls.

Wilkie Public Works is also installing new flooring in the shower rooms, which will be much easier for upkeep and the non-slip surface will keep the swimmers safe.

new non-slip flooring

Next week’s paper

How has another week come and gone and somehow we are on the downward stretch to Halloween and the end of October?! Whew …Anyway, next week’s Unity Wilkie Press-Herald is ready for printing and will be fresh off the press for you bright and early Monday morning! In there you can expect to find:

  • a story about Wilkie hosting the North West Museums Association biannual meeting;
  • a feature on Landis librarian Vera Halter;
  • information about Children’s Vision Month and BDC’s Small Business Week; and
  • RCMP photos of a semi rollover near Tramping Lake, SK.

Job opportunities, upcoming events and grateful thank yous also fill the pages of your local newspaper.

RCMP Report for September 30 to October 6

WILKIE, SK REPORTS for September 30 to October 6, 2014

RCMP responded to a Mental Health Act complaint and transported the individual to Wilkie Health Centre for assessment.

Police received a complaint of a break and enter at a residence yard. This matter is still under investigation.

Damage to a house was reported to police. This matter is still under investigation.

There was a report of theft of fuel from Wilkie Esso. This matter is still under investigation.

RCMP received a report of an impaired driver but the vehicle was gone on arrival.

Persons with information about crimes being committed in the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin areas are urged to call the Unity RCMP detachment at 306-228-6300; the Wilkie RCMP at 306-843-3480; or the Macklin RCMP at 306-753-2171. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may also call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or *8477 on the SaskTel Mobility Network. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information which leads to the arrest of person(s) responsible for any serious crime. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display, nor are your calls traced or recorded.

You can also submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com

Fire Prevention Week – thank you

Thank you to all Saskatchewan volunteer firefighters, especially the Wilkie and Landis volunteers!

Wilkie firefighters: Randy Elder, Craig Sittler, Justin Askildt, Tom Winterhalt, Blair Brandle, Jim Williams, Sheila Wildeman, Mitch Herzog, Blaine Glessing, Dave Kobelsky, Max Herzog, Jason Delainey, Terry Kosolofski, Marshall Herzog, Don Wagner, Allen Irwin, Grant Miller, Blair Winterhalt, Don Culbertson, Mike Wingfield, Steve Elder, Bryan Legrow

A Firefighter’s Prayer

When I am called to duty, God, Wherever flames may rage;

Give me strength to save some life, Whatever be its age.

Help me embrace a little child Before it is too late;

Or save an older person from The horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert And hear the weakest shout,

And quickly and efficiently, To put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling and To give the best in me;

To guard my every neighbour and Protect his property.

And if according to your Will I have to lose my life,

Please bless with Your protecting hand My children and my wife.

Wilkie SK firefighters on the job in May, 2014

The upcoming paper

The October 13th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald has quite a variety of news in it! Check it out for:

  • the final report on Country Ford’s test drive day benefitting the McLurg High School “Cybrary” project;
  • information from Heartland Health region on flu shots;
  • the Co-op’s October Drink Pink campaign; and
  • of course, the usual editorial page and the latest RCMP report.

Ads include specials at Delta Co-op recognizing Co-operatives Week (including FREE coffee at the Service Station Wednesday, October 15) and all the details on your curling league options for the 2014-15 season.

RCMP Report for September 23 to 29, 2014

WILKIE SK REPORTS

RCMP received a complaint of youth inside the fence at Wilkie pool. Members attended but subjects of complaint were gone on arrival. No suspects, and no obvious damages noted.

Wilkie RCMP assisted the Battlefords Rural RCMP in the arrest of two youth from the Cando district who were caught as they tried to steal a motorcycle and were in possession of a stolen pick-up truck from Saskatoon in the early morning hours of Sept. 23.

Police were called to assist the Wilkie ambulance with a suicidal person. The individual was transported to the Wilkie Health Centre by RCMP members under the mental health Act. The individual was released into the care of a family member.

Police were called to assist in the location of a Wilkie man believed to be having mental health issues. Police attended and determined the man was already being transported to Battlefords mental health by another family member.

Members received a complaint of the theft of fuel from the Wilkie Esso. This matter is still under investigation.

RCMP received a complaint of assault with a weapon. Members located the 45-year-old Wilkie male and charged him with assault with a weapon and uttering death threats following an incident outside a local licensed establishment.

There was also one traffic complaint.

Persons with information about crimes being committed in the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin areas are urged to call the Unity RCMP detachment at 306-228-6300; the Wilkie RCMP at 306-843-3480; or the Macklin RCMP at 306-753-2171. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may also call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or *8477 on the SaskTel Mobility Network. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information which leads to the arrest of person(s) responsible for any serious crime. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display, nor are your calls traced or recorded.

You can also submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com

Next week’s paper

October 5 to 11 is National Fire Prevention Week and so the October 6th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald will be the annual Fire Prevention Week issue. Look for photographs of all our firefighters, along with fire prevention tips and information about the Unity and Wilkie fire departments.

Of course, we have other news too! Look for:

  • information on the new virus circulating in Saskatchewan;
  • just before provincials, a wrap-up of the schools’ cross-country seasons;
  • a prelude article leading up to the Wilkie CWL’s Pink Night – find out what it’s about; and
  • what’s on at the library now that the renos are done!

No lack of things to see and do in and around Wikie either – the wilkiestories calendar has been updated and you can check out the advertisements in next week’s paper if you need further details.