Out of Helen's kitchen - 1954

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This is the store that Reg Williams owned named “Williams Tom Boy Neepawa Grocery.” Back then, telephone numbers were only two digits long and the phone number for this Neepawa Grocery store was 97. This store was located on Mountain Avenue. In 1967, the store moved to its current location, at the corner of Mountain Avenue and Hamilton Street.

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Solar eclipse

Kira McCormick-Adema
The Neepawa Banner

On Aug. 21, there will be a solar eclipse passing overhead. During the event, the sun will be covered by the moon. This eclipse can be seen all over North America, the maximum time the moon will be covering the sun is two minutes and 40 seconds.

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Gladstone Fair makes for exciting weekend

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Photos by Kira McCormick-Adema
Channing Ferguson and Jordyn Ham laughed as they threw water balloons at the people watching the parade on the hot day.

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The Neepawa Banner

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Two area groups join efforts to attract soy processing facility

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photo by John Dietz
This spring, Orville Berg planted soybeans on his land on the east side of Highway 5, between Erickson and Onanole. Berg is one of a growing number of farmers seeding soybeans. Statistics Canada reported that  Manitoba farmers continued their trend of planting more soybean acres, seeding 2.3 million acres in 2017, up 40.1 per cent compared with 2016. Westman Leadership Opportunities Group is hoping to make the industry even more beneficial to Manitoba farmers by attracting a world-class soy processing facility to the province.

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson
The Neepawa Banner

The race to attract a world-class soybean facility to Manitoba gained some momentum last month. NADCO, along with two other municipalities, have stepped forward to help attract a soybean facility to Manitoba. NADCO (Neepawa Area Development Corporation), which is made up of representatives from the Town of Neepawa and municipalities of North Cypress-Langford, Rosedale and Glenella-Lansdowne, formally joined the Westman Opportunities Leadership Group (WOLG) last month. 

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Beautiful Plains Horticultural Society flower show

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Photos by Kira McCormick-Adema

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