29 years ago, after taking over the Borderland Reporter, the Triangle News was born.
Each issue we will take a look back at the goings on in the issue published the same week, 29 years previous.
Stop by the office and have a look at
the full issue that we
will keep on display.
Excerpts of articles from Volume 1, No. 3 from April 27, 1983
Big Beaver Railway Report
How long will it stay?
ThFor over 12 years, a small group at Big Beaver have been working to retain that portion of the Fife Lake Subdivision from Coronach to Big Beaver, a distance which the C.P.R. is still quoting as 17.7 miles, but which is actually just slightly over 15 miles.
However, the C.P.R. has applied to adandon the line and the C.T.C. has ordered that the line be abandoned on August 31, 1984.
Our people are appealing this order and hope that the line may be retained.
We would like to thank all of those individuals and groups who have supported us during our battle with power that be.
In this area, we would especially like to thank: Len Gustufason, our M.P.; S. Peterson, M.L.A. representing the Provincial Government; Allan Engel; O. Dahl for Sask. Wheat Pool; J.R. Totton, representing the Town of Coronach, the R.M. of Hart Butteand the Coronach Chamber of Commerce. The Reverend Randy McKenzie, Ernest Andersen representing R.M. Happy Valley No. 10 and the Big Beaver Rail Retention Committee, and Ronald Aust. On behalf of the hamlet of Big Beaver, Thank you All!
Coronach Town Council Report
Corporal Don McRobb attended the meeting to discuss the problem of dirt bikes being operated in and nearby town, by underage riders.
Mayor Murray Rousay reported for the Hospital
Board. No permanent doctor in sight yet.
The Anglican Church applied to move in a larger church building to replace their church.
Bengough Recreation Board Activities
Big Muddy Minor Ball League held their organizational meeting.
Board planning for “Fitnic”, a fun, old-fashioned picnic, some fitness and finess.
Bengough Memorial Rink Board Sportman’s Banquet on April 22.
People at Work
Focus on Clarence Montgomery, resident of Willow Bunch, owner of the Stage Coach Motel in Willow Bunch.
The 18 room motel was open for business, with the 75 seat restaurant scheduled to open in 6 weeks.
Willow Bunch School Report by Trish Hennesy
Report on School Drama Festival with two Willow Bunch drama teams and one from Rockglen.
Adjudicators, Rob Wheeler and Mary Lou Ast chose Diane Rondeau as best actress and Eric Roberts as best actor. Special credit was given to the Willow Bunch groups for producing and writing their own productions.
Participating in the festival were: From Willow Bunch Grade 5 & 6: Michelle Piche, Leane Durand, Dianne Rondeau, Stella Bissonnette and Technical: Janelle Boutin and Robert Denis.
Willow Bunch Team #2: Diana Forest, Joanne Delorem, Dawna Montgomery, Lana Eger and Janelle Boutin. Technical: Dianne Turner, Cheryl Popowish, Grance Gauthier and Tim Schafer.
Rockglen: Eric Roberts, Allison Edwards and Eva Fontaine.
Coronach Kinsmen Bowling League Wind-up
Presentation to Gordon and Billie Gray for their work in the bowling alley.
Plaques presented to Joyce Jackson, Lil Fredericks and Elaine Winter for their work with youth bowling, afternoon ladies league and senior citizens bowling.
There were 194 bowlers - 110 regular and 84 subs.
The winners were:
High Single: Ken Elder and Arleane Winter.
High Triple and High Average: Butch Hicks and Helen Strelieff.
Most Improved: Doug McGirr and Debbie Hinton.
First Place Team: Butch and Elaine Hicks, Bill and Joan Wagner and Lloyd Elder.
High Single Team: Gordon Gray, Arnie Jahn, Donna Nichol, Colleen Iverson and Greg Feiber.
The high triple team:Susan Scribner, Doug and Lynn Williams, Glenn and Sandra Lett.
The Lowest team: Bonnie Quarrie, Pete Baldock, John Burak, Ken Novak and Jimm Sullivan.
The trophey for the lowest scores wet to Curtis Kupper and Marlene Mitchell
In the rolloffs the high team on the A side: Billie Gray, Helen Strelieff, Carolyn Jahn, Lois Eger and Penny McRobb.
Low team on the A side: Gary and Judy Duncan, Becky and Barry McLellan and Bill Hagaman.
One the B side: High Team Glen and Sandra Lett, Susan Scribner and Lynn and Doug Williams.
Low Team: Stan and Joyce Jackson, Lil Fredericks, Marg Krusky and Raymond Torgerson.
The top spare bowler award went to Dale Torgerson.
Low scores in the rolloffs were Robert Rondeau and Sharon Nelson.
• Richard Lisowik presented Matt Harris a 14” colour tv, raffled by the Coronach Curling Club
• Jim and Lorreen Reiger announced their last day of business in the Mall Coffee Shop and thanked their patrons.
• Rockglen Town Council approved a motion to contact the R.M. of Willow bunch to complete the oiling of the streets in Rockglen.
• Eleven ladies from the OORP attended the District meeting in Mossbank
• Macrame on display at “Babe’s and Things” in Willow Bunch.
• Ceramic classes at Ceramic Art Supply in Coronach.
• $20 Felt Hats at H&T Men’s Wear in Bengough.
• Coronach Hospital Auxiliary hosted a Spring Cleaning Sale in the United Church Basement. They sold chili and Cabbage Roll lunch with afternoon dainties.
• Reverend W.P. Tomalin submitted the Religious Overtones.
• Premier Grant Devine, full page ad, "Because a Promise is a Promise", outlining highlights of the past year since his election in 1982.
• Dave Aldous submitted a report from the Retired Teachers Meeting, held in Assiniboia. Secretary, Dorothy Andrews read the previous meeting's minutes. Ray Bailey, a teacher of long standing and more recently a Superintendant of Schools, was a guest at the meeting.