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Next week’s paper

There are two “housekeeping” matters to first inform you about.

1) The price of single issues of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald is going up to $1.25 effective April 4. An annual subscription offers substantial savings. Call the office at 306-228-2267 to order yours!

2) Because the post office is closed for Easter Monday, the March 28th issue will not be available until Tuesday, March 29.

Be sure to check out that March 28th issue when you get it because it provides you with information on each of the candidates running to represent you at the Legislature in Regina. Both the Kindersley and Cut Knife-Turtleford constituencies are included in the Press-Herald coverage. Along with election news, you will find:

  • smiling faces of local hockey players who have won some championships;
  • a preview of the UCHS drama production being performed for the public April 5 and 6;
  • the Press-Herald’s new freelance reporter makes her presence known with reports and photos from the Ducks Unlimited banquet and the Showcase by Revolution Dance; and
  • a warning from the RCMP on scam artists who pretend to be from the CRA.

Of course, you will also find the latest on the SWHL playoffs, editorial comment and more! Remember, with prices increasing, there’s never a better time to subscribe to your local community newspaper. None of the major media, including television stations, websites and big city newspapers would have done interviews with local candidates running in the provincial election.

Below, Unity ballet dancer Emily Smith performs “Scottish Aire” at the Revolution Dance Showcase March 19. Photo credit: Amanda Ubell of Dare to Dream Photography. You can check out more of Amanda’s photos at http://daretodreamphotography.zenfolio.com/

Dance Showcase

Monday’s paper

If you are not already a subscriber, you will want to be sure to pick up a copy of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald sometime the week of May 26. With Western Days coming up May 30-June 1 in Unity SK, the paper has all the details you need – time and locations of event, the parade route, prices of rodeo admission, etc.

Of course, that’s not all that’s in next week’s newspaper. You will also find:

  • coverage of the talk Holocaust survivor Eva Olsson made to high school students May 15;
  • details on Unity’s fifth annual Walk for Dog Guides;
  • information on zoning changes and a proposed digital billboard sign for Unity;
  • a list of contestants in Unity’s second annual Celebrity Bull Riding competition;
  • concerns of the Unity Health Care Auxiliary; and more.

Pictures too, of course, including some from the Revolution Dance year-end dance recital.

Revolution Dance far and away

A busy weekend in Unity, Saskatchewan!

Softball Fever, Unity SK

Between two full days of action at the Regional Park ball diamonds, two nights of wonderful dance performances by Revolution Dance students, kids and fathers honouring mothers and farmers finally able to be out and about preparing for seeding, May 9 to 11 was one busy weekend in Unity, Saskatchewan!

Revolution Dance students

The Government of Saskatchewan summed up the week prior, April 29 to May 5, for farmers, saying:

Despite a cool and wet start to spring, seeding has begun in some parts of the province according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. The southwestern region is reporting that two per cent of the crop is now in the ground, while some producers in the southeastern and west-central regions are just beginning to seed. The majority of producers will begin seeding in the next week or so.

Precipitation this week ranged from trace amounts to 39 mm in the southeast. Many areas of the province have received more than 100 mm of precipitation since April 1, which has delayed seeding. Provincially, cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 30 per cent surplus, 67 per cent adequate and three per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is 18 per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate and three per cent short.

Farmers are busy moving cattle, preparing machinery and starting to seed.

For west-central Saskatchewan, the report was:

Seeding has begun for some producers but the majority will likely begin in the coming week as long as the weather co-operates. Some drier fields are being worked or spread with fertilizer while other fields remain too wet to support equipment. Warm and dry weather is needed for weeds and pastures to grow.

Precipitation ranged from trace amounts in much of the region to 18 mm in the Netherhill area. The Rosthern area has recorded the greatest amount of precipitation in the region since April 1 (97 mm). Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as seven per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate and eight per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as five per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate, seven per cent short and one per cent very short. CD 7A is reporting that 14 per cent of the cropland is short of topsoil moisture, while CD 7B is reporting that 17 per cent of the hay land and pasture is short of topsoil moisture.

Below-normal temperatures have slowed pasture growth, and some cattle are being supplemented until they move. Pre-seed herbicide applications in some areas will likely be held off for a few days to a week until weeds begin to grow. There are reports of some winter wheat and fall rye crops being winterkilled, although it is still early to fully determine whether those fields will need to be reseeded. Farmers are busy preparing equipment, working fields and starting to seed.

In the paper next week

Did you know firefighters were faced with three grass fires, all at the same time, Wednesday afternoon? One of those fires, northwest of Unity SK, burned well into the night. See the May 5th Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for photos, with more details to follow in the May 12th issue.

Along with the fire photos, you will find:

  • how much it costs the average Canadian to comply with income tax laws,
  • details on a semi rollover where the driver was trapped for several hours;
  • a listing of awards and scholarships won by local dance students; and
  • a profile of a former Unity Cardinal player who is to be inducted in to the Baseball Hall of Fame later this year.

More events are coming up, thanks being handed out and, with Mother’s Day coming up, there are ads with suggestions from local stores as well as ideas for treating Mom in the back page Top 10.

fire near Highway 14, east of Unity SK

Dry crop stubble ignites easily as this fire, east of Unity, Saskatchewan, moves from the north ditch of Highway 14 to the adjoining field.

Next week’s Press-Herald

Lots of varied information in next week’s combined Unity-Wilkie paper, including reports on the following:

  • fundraising for the Unity, SK swimming pool complete, now focus is on the ground floor hall;
  • special donation made to Unity fire department;
  • report on Special Olympics conference and awards
  • the Red Cross Day of Pink, which was April 9; and
  • learning how to square dance.

Along with the reading are plenty of photos this week too – along with photos accompanying those stories are pictures of music festival practice at UPS, Revolution Dance Showcase and the baseball hitting clinic.

Revolution Dance Showcase