Looking back - 1978: Rossnagel family band entertains Glenella seniors



Photo courtesy of the Banner & Press Archives

Seated from left to right are Charles, Alvin, and Ray Rossnagel playing their instruments at their performance at Glenella’s Senior Citizens Drop-in Centre in 1978.

By Cassandra Wehrhahn

Neepawa Banner & Press

110 years ago,


September 8, 1908

Lord Sackville, British diplomat, is dead.

Canada’s Thanksgiving Day has been fixed for October 19th.

Thirty-two Russian mutineers heading for Canada are stranded in London.

Lt.-Col. Hosmer, of Virden, has been appointed to the advisory board of the Manitoba agricultural college.

The town of Chisholm, in northeastern Minnesota, a place of 6,000 population, was almost completely wiped out by fire on Saturday. Thousands of acres of agricultural and timber lands were also burned over and the property loss is estimated at $2,000,000. Ten thousand people are homeless.

100 years ago,


September 6, 1918

An envoy of the Chinese government was assassinated at Victoria, B.C. on Monday.

I.W.W. leaders in Chicago are under arrest for causing an explosion that killed four and injured 75 persons.

An attache of the British embassy at Petrograd was killed last Saturday and members of the Bolsheviki government are held to be individually responsible and regarded as outlaws by all civil governments.

This has been a week of continuous success by the democratic armies in France, the Germans being forced back daily with heavy losses in killed, wounded and prisoners. Canadians have been conspicuous in the operations. There is now very little of the territory over-run by the Germans last spring remaining in their possession.

A memorial service will be held in Rosedale Presbyterian church on Sunday afternoon next, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m., for the late Robert Edgar Jones, who was “killed in action” with the Canadian overseas army on Aug.10th last.

90 years ago,


September 7, 1928

The Oceanic, now being built at Belfast for the White Star line, will be more than 1,000 feet long, and hence will exceed the length of the Majestic by over eighty-five feet. It will have a beam of 100 feet, and is expected to be ready for service four years hence. It will cost $30,000,000.

A.E. Godfrey, of the Canadian Air Force left Ottawa Wednesday morning to fly to Vancouver, making his only overnight stop at Cormorant Lake, North of The Pas.

80 years ago,


September 6, 1938

Anti-semitic measures to check Jewish influence have been started in Hungary.

All Jewish schools and Roman Catholic parochial schools in Austria have been permanently closed.