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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:

  • 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;
  • which high school athletes are competing at provincial track and field this weekend; 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, ponytails were flying as girls competed in high jump at the annual UPS track and field day May 29.Unity Public School, girl high jumping

UCHS Warriors Pink Game

The Unity Composite High School senior girls’ basketball team hosted their third annual Pink Game, Friday, March 3, to raise funds for breast cancer research. See the March 10th Press-Herald for more details and additional photos.

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Scholarship presentations at UCHS grad – Part 3 of 3

(Please see the July 8th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for complete graduation ceremony coverage. The June 24th issue of the Press-Herald has photos of each individual grad, along with their names and those of their parents.)

The final set of winners of local scholarships and bursaries at Unity Composite High School, Unity, SK, June 30. Congratulations to all 2016 grads!

23 Legion Ladies Auxiliary - Natalie Keller

 

 

Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Bursary – presented by Dale Cumming to Natalie Keller

 

 

 

 

24 Legion - Cody Thompson

 

 

Royal Canadian Legion, Unity Branch #90 Bursary – presented by Dale Cumming to Cody Thompson

 

 

 

 

Tommy Rutherford Masonic Scholarship and Bursary – presented by Ed Houser to Iza Belle Lucenio and Ashley Mock

25 Tommy Rutherford - Iza Belle Lucenio25 Tommy Rutherford Bursay - Ashley Mock

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy and Ethel Anderson Bursaries – presented by Marion Kelly to Cindy Chang and by Ed Houser to Elise Stifter

26b Jimmy & Ethel Anderson - Elise Stifter

26 Jimmy and Ethel Anderson - Cindy Chang

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isabelle Anderson Physical Sciences Bursaries – presented by Ed Houser to Byron Hauta and Brennae Hofmann

27 Isabell Anderson Physical Sciences - Byron Hauta27b Isabelle Anderson Physical Sciences - Brennae Hofmann

 

 

 

 

 

 

28 John Coid Masonic Memorial Bursary - Katrina Laing

 

 

John Coid Masonic Memorial Bursary – presented by Ed Houser to Katrina Laing

 

 

 

29 Prairie Branches - Michaela Deck

 

 

Prairie Branches Scholarship – presented by Colleen Friesen to Michaela Deck

 

 

 

30 Candace Heitt Sports Bursary - Cody Thompson

 

 

Candace Heitt Sports Bursary – presented by Donna Boser to Cody Thompson

 

 

 

 

31 Unity Ag Society - Ashley Mock

 

 

Unity Agricultural Society Scholarship – presented by Elaine Sperle to Ashley Mock

 

 

 

32b Dr Robert P Knowles - Robyn Sperle

 

 

Dr. Robert P. Knowles Scholarship – presented by Butch Boskill to Robyn Sperle

 

 

Tomorrow’s paper

Check out the July 8th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for:

  • detailed UCHS grad coverage;
  • photos from Unity’s Canada Day celebrations;
  • photos from the Senlac parade, part of Senlac’s 100th anniversary homecoming celebrations; and
  • a NSRBL update, along with a new RCMP report, Top 10 and an editorial on pollution.

Below, Raelyn McAleer at the podium as she makes her valedictory address to her fellow graduates and the audience at the cap and gown Unity Composite High School graduation ceremony June 30:

Raelynn McAleer

 

Scholarship presentations at UCHS grad – Part 2 of 3

(Please see the July 8th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for complete graduation ceremony coverage. The June 24th issue of the Press-Herald has photos of each individual grad, along with their names and those of their parents.)

More winners of local scholarships and bursaries at Unity Composite High School, Unity, SK, June 30. Congratulations to all 2016 grads!

12 Sask Apprenticeship Award - Tyson Senger

 

 

Saskatchewan Apprenticeship Award – presented by Mathew Poirier to Tyson Senger

 

 

 

13 Unity Wildlife Federation - Cody Thompson

 

 

Unity Wildlife Federation Bursary – presented by Martin Berg to Cody Thompson

 

 

 

14 Tyler Glackin Memorial - Rommel Biri

 

 

Tyler Glackin Memorial Bursary – presented by Kyla Snell to Rommel Biri

 

 

 

Unity Lions Club Bursary and Scholarship – presented by Joe Reddekopp to Raelyn McAleer and to Katrina Laing

15 Lions Club Bursary - Raelyn McAleer15b Lions Club Scholarship - Katrina Laing

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 PDG Lions John Coid Memorial - Gianne Demafelix

 

 

PDG Lions John Coid Memorial Bursary – presented by Joe Reddekopp to Gianne Demafelix

 

 

 

17 - Royal Purple - Brett Kuhn

 

 

 

Order of the Royal Purple Bursary – presented by Elaine Sperle to Brett Kuhn

 

 

 

18 Ed Burnell & Family - Katrina Laing

 

 

Ed Burnell and Family Bursary – presented by Ron Weslowski to Katrina Laing

 

 

 

19 Steven Weslowski Bursary - Cody Thompson

 

 

 

Steven Weslowski Bursary – presented by Ron Weslowski to Cody Thompson

 

 

 

20 CUPE Local 4747 - Michaela Deck

 

 

CUPE 4747 Scholarship – presented by Michelle Squires to Michaela Deck

 

 

 

 

21 Downtown Medical Clinic - Elise Stifter

 

 

Downtown Medical Clinic Scholarship – presented by Dr. Linda Bloem to Elise Stifter

 

 

 

 

St. Peter’s Knights of Columbus Bursaries – presented by Richard Colbow to Elise Stifter and Byron Hauta

22 Knights of Columbus - Elise Stifter22b Knights of Columbus - Byron Hauta

 

Scholarship presentations at UCHS grad – Part 1 of 3

(Please see the July 8th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for complete graduation ceremony coverage. The June 24th issue of the Press-Herald has photos of each individual grad, along with their names and those of their parents.)

Winners of local scholarships and bursaries at Unity Composite High School, Unity, SK, June 30. Congratulations to all 2016 grads!

Governor General's Academic Medal

 

 

Raelyn McAleer was the winner of the Grade 12 Proficiency Award, honour cord and the Governor General’s Academic Medal.

 

 

Congratulations!

 

Living Sky School Division Board Scholarship – presented by board member Ronna Pethick to graduate Robyn Sperle.

 

 

 

 

2 CWL - Elise Stifter

 

 

 

St. Peter’s CWL Bursary – awarded to Elise Stifter

 

 

 

Unity Credit Union Scholarship and Bursary – presented by GM Gerald Hauta to Cindy Chang and to Raelyn McAleer

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Unity Health Care Auxiliary Scholarships – presented by Sandra Glassford to Ayob Rafid-Hamed and Megan Bloder

4 Health Care Auxiliary - Ayob Rafid-Hamed4b Health Care Auxiliary - Megan Bloder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Matthew Borden Bursary - Michaela Deck

 

 

Matthew Borden Bursary – presented by Maureen Robertson to Michaela Deck

 

 

 

 

UCHS Senior Leadership and Dedication Awards – presented by Ken Parker to Brett Kuhn and by Ann Marie David to Iza Belle Lucenio

6b Leadership - Iza Belle Lucenio6 - Leadership Award - Brett Kuhn

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 - Access Commmunications - Byron Hauta

 

 

Access Communications Scholarship – presented by Greg Bick to Byron Hauta

 

 

 

8 Delta Co-op - Caitlin Moon

 

 

Delta Co-operative Association Bursary – presented by GM Joe Reddekopp to Caitlin Moon

 

 

 

9 Jenai Danieele Bounting - Cody Thompson

 

 

 

Jenai Danielle Bounting Bursary – presented by Maureen Robertson to Cody Thompson

 

 

 

10 David Ray Surine - Elise Stifter

 

 

 

David Ray Surine Bursary – presented by Maureen Robertson to  Elise Stifter

 

 

 

11 Jeffrey Glen Bounting - Iza Belle Lucenio

 

 

 

Jeffrey Glen Bounting Bursary – presented by Maureen Robertson to Iza Belle Lucenio

 

 

 

Photos of additional presentations to be posted later this week in two further installments.

Tomorrow’s paper

Our Grade 12 students are in the midst of their final high school exams and then it will be time to truly celebrate! Yes, tomorrow’s edition of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald is the annual grad feature. Be sure to get your copy and check out all the graduates in Unity, Wilkie and Luseland. If you have someone graduating, you may want to pick up an extra copy or two of the paper for grandparents, etc.

Along with the special pages on our grads, the June 24th Press-Herald also has:

  • an article on retiring UCHS teacher, Martin Berg;
  • an NSRBL report on where the Cardinals are at (their last non-playoff home game is this upcoming Tuesday, June 28);
  • the latest Sask Ag crop report; and
  • an introduction to the guest speaker at the Living Sky Student Hall of Fame night, along with highlights from his speech.

You will also find information on where you can pick up your paper if the threatened postal strike next month comes to pass.

Below, hats litter the gym floor after the traditional grad toss at UCHS in 2015.

after the hat toss

Schools issue warning to parents about possible predator

With several communities reporting children and youth being approached by a suspicious male, RCMP have issued several media releases and Living Sky School Division is asking parents to talk to their children about “stranger danger.”

The most recent incident was report by Battleford RCMP, after a nine-year-old boy was approached April 18 at approximately 8 pm in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. The suspect in question was a male driving a white, 15-passenger van with cardboard in one rear window. The male driver is described as older and of First Nations descent. No further information was obtained.

The information is being shared with the public in hopes of obtaining further information in relation to this van.

On April 11 a similar incident was reported to RCMP in the Cando, SK area and the vehicle in that situation was reported as a white pickup truck.

Earlier this spring, March 25, Sandy Bay RCMP received a report that around 11 pm the previous night, a 14-year-old girl had been walking home from a relative’s house in Sandy Bay, Saskatchewan when an unknown male in a black truck stopped to talk with her. The man in the truck called the girl over to the window and, when she was close enough, he grabbed her by the wrist. The girl was able to break free from the man and ran home while the black truck drove off in the opposite direction.

That vehicle was described as a black truck, possibly a Dodge Ram.  The driver was described as an adult male in his 30s with light skin. He was wearing a black hoodie, a hat which said “Creighton” on it and glasses. The man also had a scratch on his left cheek and was the lone occupant of the vehicle.

A police sketch has been rendered of the suspect in the Sandy Bay incident.

police sketch

Investigation thus far has failed to locate any of the individuals.

RCMP was reminding parents to talk to their children about the inherent dangers of speaking with strangers . Parents should ensure appropriate safety precautions and plans are discussed with their children. Travelling with an adult or a friend is always best as well as advising a parent or guardian of your destination/return.

All incidents of suspicious persons and activity should be reported to the RCMP.

All persons with information about crimes being committed are urged to call the Unity RCMP detachment at 306-228-6300; the Wilkie RCMP at 306-843-3480; or the Macklin RCMP at 306-753-2171. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may also call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at1-800-222-8477, or *8477 on the SaskTel Mobility Network. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information which leads to the arrest of person(s) responsible for any serious crime. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display, nor are your calls traced or recorded.

You can also submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Tomorrow’s paper

Lots of photos of local youth in next week’s issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald! You don’t want to miss it as along with the photos, you will find:

  • a response from Canadian Blood Services regarding removal of blood donor clinics from Unity;
  • an article and photos from junior high district curling hosted by Unity Curling Club;
  • and article on and colourful photos from the UCHS senior girls’ fundraising “pink” basketball game; and
  • a return of the Faith Matters column!

Below, Coach Mathew Poirier takes a shot during the Unity Composite High School “Pink Game,” held to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.  In the second photo, the UCHS senior girls play “keep-away” while the boys decide on their next move. Photos by and courtesy of James Herrick. (Pick up your local community newspaper for more photos!)

Basketball

UCHS Warriors basketball

Next week’s paper

From celebrating 90-plus birthdays to recognition of high school football players, the November 23rd issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald has it all. Check it out for those things plus:

  • a mish-mash of winter weather forecasts – what do you think will happen this winter?!
  • Unity’s senior men’s hockey team, the Miners, is made up entirely of local players, most of whom grew up in Unity and are Unity Minor Hockey alumni – find out who they are!
  • some Movember challengers and their “before” photos; and
  • the names of all the local winners in the Unity Legion’s annual Remembrance Day poster, essay and poem contest.

Check out the ads for Delta Co-op’s 12 Days of Christmas promotion, newspaper holiday deadlines, Provost Livestock cattle sales, UMP’s Black Friday event and Santa Day details.

Below, the graduating players of the Unity Composite High School Warriors football team present their coaches with tokens of appreciation on behalf of all players.

UCHS Warriors