Dauphin Herald Community

Summer is the time of reunions. It provides an opportunity for families and friends to get together, reconnect, revel in shared memories and dream collectively about the future. And Dauphin’s Countryfest is making the most of that opportunity this summer. A celebration of “35 years of musical heritage and community…
Tuesday, 19 March 2024 07:21

Hard water hunting

Scarlett Ruiz was one of 38 international exchange students spending the year in Mountain View School Division facilities who got their first taste of ice fishing thanks to Ken Dyck of Ken’s Anglers Service. The group headed out Hudson Bay Point on Dauphin Lake, Mar. 15, for an afternoon of…
Tuesday, 12 March 2024 08:09

Night moves

Dauphin residents went to bed Thursday night knowing the remnants of three plowings in the past week and a half sat piled in the middle of Main Street and downtown corridors impeding traffic flow. But when they woke up Friday morning, those menacing windrows had disappeared thanks to the overnight…
By: Ed StozekFor The Herald Featuring trained animals and various other thrilling performances, the offer of free tickets to attend the circus was part of the excitement that my wife Janice and her fellow Grades 1 to 8 students experienced during the early 1960s. A large crowd aided local organizations…
Tuesday, 27 February 2024 07:05

Just three chords and the truth . . .

By Ed StozekFor The Herald Produced and directed by filmmaker Ken Burns, best known for his documentary films and television series chronicling American history and culture, PBS aired the first of eight two-hour episodes of Country Music on Sept. 15, 2019. Along with the music and recording artists, the documentary…
By Ed Stozek In 1918 a group of Western Canadians met at Winnipeg to solve an urgent problem. They wanted every prairie farmer to gain knowledge of the value of shelterbelts for home improvement, productive gardens, more pleasant living conditions and the betterment of farm values. The Canadian Pacific Railway…
Tuesday, 30 January 2024 09:01

The road to Medicare was not always smooth

By Ed StozekFor the Herald My parent’s income on their mixed farm stemmed from selling grain, eggs, cream, pork and poultry. In an era long before universal health care, their medical expenses included fees for appointments to see a doctor or for a hospital stay. At a time when dollars…
Tuesday, 23 January 2024 07:35

Checkmate

Jon Bettner of Dauphin, took first place on tiebreaks in the Winnipeg Open Chess Tournament U1600 section with a score of 4/5 from three wins and two draws. The tournament was held from Jan. 5 to 7, at the University of Manitoba with 41 players contesting the U1600 section and…
The local maker community is a close-knit group, one that continually supports each other year round. They can often be seen offering their products at various local markets or in select shops in the area. A sudden medical emergency involving her four-year-old son would have resulted in Jenna Scheller, owner-operator…
Tuesday, 23 January 2024 07:28

Grand opening

Valerie McInnes and Travis Senecal offered a few words in an online video inviting the public to the grand opening of The Bloom ‘n Bean, Saturday. The public was invited to stop in for some coffee and cake as they celebrated their grand opening.
Tuesday, 16 January 2024 08:09

Always read the fine print before diving in

By Ed StozekFor the Herald Tuning into 630 CKRC on the transistor radio, or watching The Ed Sullivan Show on Brandon’s CKX television provided an avenue for the latest music trends by musical groups and solo artists. While attending Grades 10 to 12 at the Elphinstone Collegiate, my classmates and…
Tuesday, 16 January 2024 07:00

Ready to launch

Sesley Sloboda signs a copy of her book, Mother, Mother, for Dr. Jim Rae at a private book launch for family and friends, Saturday in the Old Fire Hall at the Watson Arts Centre. The book, which is the second Sloboda has written, will be available on all online book…
Tuesday, 09 January 2024 08:12

The meat of the matter

Linda Turko from McCreary laid seige to the Dauphin Consumers Co-op meat counter as she power shopped through her three minutes as the winner of the Parkland Humane Society’s Co-op Shopping Spree lottery. When the smoke cleared Turko put through $865.12 worth of meat through the till without a vegetable…
Tuesday, 02 January 2024 08:11

Comic books helped to fuel a love of reading

By Ed StozekFor the Herald My sisters and I were first introduced to the three Rs in a Grade 1 to 8 country school setting. These basic skills also inspired us to explore and appreciate a variety of reading material and art concepts. A small room at the back part…
Tuesday, 19 December 2023 07:45

Tickling the ivories all the way to victory

By Ed StozekFor the Herald The thought of moving a heavy object conjures up images of the time when my friend Gerald helped move an upright Kawai piano. If we had the right equipment it would have been a much easier task, nevertheless, “us two former farm boys” managed to…
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