Market returns to Rapid City for second season

By Sheila Runions

Banner Staff

Last year, Rapid City Chamber of Commerce hosted a three-month community market and it was such a successful venture they have planned the same for this summer. Held for two hours one night a week, the first event of 2015 was July 2. Co-ordinator Lynne Miller admits there were fewer people than at last year’s opening, but wondered if the proximity to Canada Day kept some away. While shoppers were fewer in numbers, exhibitors were more.

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Great events scheduled for July 23 weekend

By Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner

The Plumas Fun Day will be one of the anchor events in the Banner coverage area on the weekend of July 23-27. Readers will note that date range is actually a five day extended weekend with a range of activities for everyone. The Plumas Fun Day committee is planning to stretch their day a bit as well with a Plumas Prates baseball game on Friday, July 24. The following morning will kick off with a pancake breakfast and a parade. There will be beer garden and a slow pitch tournament. The concession will be open all day and at night, a perogy and sausage supper is planned.

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Heavy rain washes out road 92 north of Mountain Road Highway


By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

Rain struck hard in some parts of the region over the weekend. The Elk Ranch area in the R.M. of Rosedale was especially badly hit on Saturday. A number of roads were washed out after close to 5" of rain fell in approximately two hours.

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Carberry Heritage Festival bigger & better

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Carberry Heritage Festival

See the red serge uniforms of the North West Mounted Police riding against the blue prairie sky. Kick up your heels to the music of Mark Morisseau, the best Métis fiddler in the land. Have flashbacks watching the retro fashion show of glad rags spanning the 20th century. Smell the sweet aroma of heavy horses as they pull the elegant carriage you are riding in. Those are just a few of the experiences awaiting visitors to the Third Annual Carberry Heritage Festival, Friday and Saturday August 7 and 8.

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Rivers Police particulars

By Bruce Klassen


The month of June was busy for Rivers Police Service; we responded to 69 calls for service. We saw a number of theft from vehicles occurring this month and we are seeking the public’s help — please ensure all valuables are removed from your vehicle and keep your vehicle locked at all times. 

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