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Wilkie vs. Unity in provincial semifinal

After the top four teams each ended the round robin with a 2 and 1 win-loss record, the 2017 Senior AA Men’s Tier 3 Provincial semifinals were determined: North East Red Sox versus the Lloydminster Twins and the Wilkie Brewers versus the Unity Cardinals.

Sadly, it was the Red Sox and the Cardinals who advanced to ply in the provincial 2017 Senior AA Tier 3 Championship final at Unity SK August 13, 2017. The Cardinals beat the Brewers 12 – 3.

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Brewers win “must-win” game at provincials, advance to semifinal

After losing to the Lloydminster Twins and then beating Bruno at the 2017 Senior AA Tier 3 Provincials in Unity August 11 and 12, the Wilkie Brewers were in a must-win position going into their final round robin game against Carnduff.

The Brewers were more than equal to the task, ending the game after five innings with a score of 11 – 1, and advancing to the next day’s semifinals.

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Tomorrow’s paper

Check out page 2 of the June 2nd Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for the list of addresses for Unity’s town-wide garage sale days, next weekend, June 9, 10 and 11. Also in tomorrow’s paper:

  • a photo and write-up on Norman Carter’s drama production of What Happened After Once Upon a Time;
  • an introduction to the three contestants running for Unity Rodeo Queen; the winner will be crowned this Sunday, June 4, at the 2 p.m. rodeo;
  • a map of Saturday, June 1’st Western Days parade route;
  • what many have been waiting for, a new RV sani-dump station in Unity, details in the paper; and

RCMP reports, pictures of kids at Unity Public School track and field and lots of odds and ends you won’t learn about or see anywhere else. Grab a copy at your local newsstand or subscribe by calling 228-2267!

Below, fielding for the Wilkie Brewers in their May 30th game against the Border City Blue Jays is no. 18, Dustin Glackin. The photos were taken seconds apart. Note the ball in the air in the first photo!

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Today’s paper

Lots of Wilkie news in the May 12 Unity Wilkie Press-Herald community newspaper! Check it out for:

  • a full-page feature on the Wilkie Golf Course;
  • details on what cuts the Living Sky School Division is looking at, to eliminate a $6 million deficit;
  • photos and notes from the benefit for the Veit boys and the Wilkie trade show; and
  • details on the new marijuana legislation as well as opinions pro and con.

Below, Outlaws on the golf course during the Outlaws 100th anniversary weekend celebrations in 2015:

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Tomorrow’s paper

It has been a busy March for Wilkie and the surrounding communities and the March 24th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald reflects that. Check it out for lots of photos and stories, including:

  • a Hockeyville update and quotes from the rally at the Saskcan Community Centre last Saturday night;
  • information from the annual Delta Co-op meeting, this year held in Unity;
  • photos and bios of the adjudicators for the upcoming Unity Music Festival; and
  • one McLurg student wins provincial gold in wrestling and another is a provincial hockey champion!
A screen was set up on the ice at the Saskcan Community Centre in Wilkie SK to show Hockey NIght in Canada March 18. Anticipation was high when the top two finalists for the title of Kraft Hockeyville 2017 were announced, but it was not to be.  As remarked upon by many in attendance though, with Ituna representing the Western region, “still Saskatchewan.” The final announcement will be made April 1.
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Today’s paper

Small but mighty – that’s the February 24th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald! Check it out for:

  • all the details on population changes in area towns, villages and RMs;
  • an explanation of new equipment being used by the RCMP;
  • details on a special Hockeyville event in town March 4; and
  • all the latest hockey playoff reports.

There is an interview with local school board rep Todd Miller too!

Below, Saskatchewan’s Alanna Liu, who finished 13th at the Canadian championships, will be performing in Unity at a special Skate Saskatchewan event, March 8 at the Unity arena, hosted by the Unity Skating C

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Outlaws vs. Meadow Lake, SHA provincials

The Outlaws play the third and deciding game in the first round of the SHA senior men’s A provincial hockey in Meadow Lake tomorrow, February 11. Good luck, Outlaws!

Here are photos from the second game, at Wilkie last Sunday, February 5. The Outlaws won this game 5-2 (two empty net goals). Game details and additional pix in today’s paper, the February 10th Press-Herald.

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Flood of nominations for Wilkie for Kraft Hockeyville 2017

As of the end of the day, Thursday, January 19, there were already 63 nominations in for Wilkie to become Kraft’s next Hockeyville. With the title comes the opportunity to host an NHL pre-season game in the fall and $100,000 for arena upgrades.

With only 112 nominations in total for Saskatchewan communities, over half of them are for Wilkie!

Keep those nominations going – the more we get, the more likely it is that the Kraft Hockeyville people will sit up and take notice.

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Wilkie Outlaws play at home

The Wilkie Outlaws were happy to be playing to a hometown crowd again, at home, in the arena in the Saskcan Community Centre in Wilkie, Saskatchewan. This was their first game in Wilkie since the provincial playoffs in the spring of 2015. The lobby was still off limits due to continuing construction but that didn’t stop fans from attending and cheering on the hometown team.

(The next home game is Friday, January 6, when the Biggar Nationals come to town. Game time is 8:30 pm.)

Below, shots from second period action in the game against the Kindersley Red Lions, which the Outlaws won 9-0. Jared Herle had the shutout for the home team.

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