Now that everyone is starting to get used to Friday distribution of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald, we’re going to mix it up a bit and give you this week’s paper a day early! That’s because Christmas is on a Sunday so all staff are taking Friday off in lieu!
In the December 22nd issue, you will find:
details on a house fire in Wilkie, that has displaced a family just 10 days before Christmas;
an introduction to Unity’s new recreation director;
the final installment of Cancer Diary; and
photos and a description of Unity’s Carol Festival.
Of course, yes, you will also find the usual fare of hockey reports, an RCMP report and our editorial page, along with – this week only – a Christmas message from Premier Brad Wall.
Yes, it’s Christmas time at the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald office! You do NOT want to miss the December 16th issue, 48 pages of news, Letters to Santa, recipes and more, all for the same low price of only $1.25 at the news stand, less if you’re a subscriber. (Call 306-843-8030 if you want to subscribe, or buy a subscription for someone else – it makes a great last minute gift!)
Along with all the Christmas fun, Friday’s paper will include:
photos and an article on Paint Nite in Unity;
an introduction to Lonestar Towing, Unity’s towing company, and its owners;
the latest report on the Midget AA Lazars, along with a minor hockey report;
details on a special kindness and “mix-it-up” project at UCHS; and
the usual fare of RCMP reports, editorial page, etc.
Below, these jolly snowmen liven up the common area at Parkview Place in Unity.
Plenty of reading and looking enjoyment in next week’s Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. Along with the regular section of the paper which will hold:
the usual RCMP Report, school news, editorial and financial pages, etc.;
the list of winners in the Suffer Lake Regional Park cash lottery;
a report from the Unity and District Chamber of Commerce on their year in 2014; and
of course, photos and coverage of the World Junior A Hockey game between Russia and Canada East, hosted at Unity, SK, December 12;
there are TWO ADDITIONAL sections loaded with Christmas greetings, Christmas stories, fun graphics, Christmas event photos such as from Winter Wonderland, and more! If you’re a regular subscriber to the Press-Herald, a treat is in store for you. If you’re not a subscriber, you can buy a copy of this super-duper edition for only $1. Can’t beat that!
Along with plenty more dates to take note of as Christmas activities in and about town abound, you will find both inspiration and information in the December 8th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. Here’s some articles to look for:
UCHS students participating in the We Scare Hunger program work to make a difference;
why disposing of garbage costs money;
reaction from the victims of the recent thefts in our area as well as insurance tips from local insurance brokers and theft prevention tips from the RCMP;
gift buying suggestions that will help local non-profits – Roughrider calendars to benefit KidSport Unity and a new Chicken Soup for the Soul book for a donation to the Unity Community resource centre; and
warnings about thin ice on East Killsquaw Lake, Scott Reservoir and Bell Pond.
Hockey and basketball photos, a preview of the upcoming high school drama productions, hockey reports, the RCMP report, a Faith Matters column and more fill out the rest of the pages.
Below, the Unity White Bantams hosted Macklin November 28.
Yup … already we’re looking at November’s last Unity Wilkie Press-Herald and yes, there are Christmas ads in it! Christmas ads and some interesting news stories, such as:
details on the final court appearance by the Blairs regarding the horses that starved to death near Scott, SK last winter;
the announcement that Unity will be hosting a World Junior A hockey game in December – Russia vs. Canada East;
a new type of energy-efficient construction taking place in Luseland; and
some details on a visit to Unity earlier this year by Charles Bauman, who bicycled from Ontario to Alaska and back, raising funds and awareness for the plight of children in Third World countries.
Then we have the police report, hockey reports, an update on golfer Justin Wood and those Christmas ads we mentioned. Check them out to see what’s available in town for your Christmas shopping.
Below, sheets of plywood, bearing the community’s Christmas card organized by the Unity Hospital Auxiliary as a fundraising project, wait in trucks – one a Merry Christmas red – as Lions Club members prepare the base for the card to stand on. The card is up now so stop and see which friends and neighbours are on the card wishing you a happy holiday season. Add your own name by stopping at the Courtesy Car office beside Our Drug Store on Main Street.
“‘Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!’ And Happy Holidays too,” so say the staff of the Unity-Wilkie Press-Herald. The offices in both Unity and Wilkie will be closed from December 24 to January 2nd, 2014. After Monday’s paper, the next paper will not come out until January 6th, 2014.
In the December 23rd issue, you can expect to see:
people sharing Christmas memories;
greetings from friends and neighbours who own or work at local businesses;
a children’s story and colouring pages;
a story on a Swedish farm trainee from the 1970s who returned to Unity for a visit earlier this fall; and
just for a change of pace, some thoughts on buying lottery tickets.
The second last edition of 2013, articles and photos in the Monday, December 16 issue of the Press-Herald include:
a heart-warming story on a local boy awarded a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation;
a story on Unity’s long-standing Secret Santa program;
story and photos from the busy downtown activities at Unity’s Winter Wonderland event Dec. 5;
a look at this winter’s weather; and
the UCHS drama nights, the Miners’ report and more.
The Singing Grandpas: Peter Sieben of Kerrobert, Ben Schneider of Tramping Lake and Gabe Kohlman of Major provided cheerful background music for the pleasure of Sunrise Wellness Spa visitors and shoppers during Winter Wonderland events in Unity Dec. 5.