Wednesday November 26, 2014

Midale Mustangs move on to league finals vs Bienfait


Midale (cpd) — The Midale Mustangs played in Wawota on Mar. 7 with the Mustangs winning 4-0. Game seven was played here on Mar. 12 and it was quite a game. The Mustangs finally came out on top during the third overtime period, and the final score was 7-6. The Mustangs move on to the league finals with Bienfait. At the time of printing, the Mustangs were waiting for Bienfait to wrap up their provincial playoffs before setting dates for their best-of-seven game series.

Midale Minor Hockey will be hosting a meeting at the rink on Saturday, Mar. 22 at 2 p.m. All who will have children in hockey for the 2014/2015 season are asked to attend.

If you or someone you know has a child turning five in 2014, please contact the school to register them for kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year. Last week the government of Saskatchewan launched the Student First online engagement tool, which will assist the Student First Advisors in collecting feedback from students, parents, teachers and the public on what is going well in the education system, what could be better and how we can work to put the student first. The online tool provides the opportunity for the public to submit written submissions, respond to a survey and validate the themes heard so far by responding to key questions. Let your voice be heard and share your input at Student First Survey.

Bev Sobush-Melby’s paintings will be displayed in Weyburn Credit Union’s Art Gallery for March and April. The gallery is open during regular banking hours. Her paintings are dealing with the past, mainly about community pastures. Please go take a look at her work if you are in Weyburn.

The Midale and Area Rec Board (M.O.R.E 2000) will be holding their 20th annual Fun-D-Raising Supper and Auctions on Saturday, Apr. 12. Cocktails will start at 5:30 pm., supper is at 6 p.m. and the auction will start around 6:30 p.m. There are three different auctions that take place during the evening. There is a silent auction so people can bid on the smaller items that get donated, a live auction is used for the higher-priced or hard to obtain items that are donated, and then there is a Dutch auction, where you buy tickets for a chance to win a big prize or a trip voucher. The winner gets the choice of which prize they would like. New this year, there will be a 50/50 draw with a guaranteed payout.

Tickets for the fundraiser are still only $15 each and will be available soon at local businesses as well as by calling Catrina to reserve tickets and or tables. Last year was sold out before the event and a lot of tables were reserved ahead of time.

This is the biggest fundraiser the rink does every year and it is done to keep both the hockey and curling rinks open and operational. Many upgrades have been done in the past year, with the most expensive one being replacing compressors, etc., to the ice plant. There was approximately $100,000 done just in that alone. This fundraiser raises approximately $90,000-$100,000 each year and is used to keep ice rentals as cheap as possible as well as doing upgrades and repairs around the rinks.

If you have anything you would like to donate to the auction, please contact Catrina Moldenhauer.

Arrangements can be made to pick items up. This is a great way to get in some advertising and get your name or business name out there to the public.

Free public skating will be held on Saturday, Mar. 22 from 3:45-5:45 p.m., and Sunday, Mar. 23 from 2-4 p.m. Times are subject to change as sometimes teams need to make up games and may need this ice time.

Please feel free to call or text the rink cell phone for any questions. The rink schedule is also posted in Google Calendars under Midale Rink. If you cannot access the link, please text the rink cell phone with your email and the link will be sent to you, or email

The Midale Lions Club members are planning a Talent Night in mid-May. All talented people of all ages can participate and are asked to contact Mr. Hauglum or Mr. Fortner at the school if you are interested. On June 14 the Lions are having the one-year celebration in the Manley Park. There will be free hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks.

They will hold a multi-table garage sale in the park as well. Watch for more information in the coming weeks.
Word was received of the sudden passing of former Midale resident, Dana Illerbrun (Holtz), of Shaunavon.

Dana died suddenly at Shaunavon on Feb. 28 at the age of 47 years. Dana was born at Midale to Doris and Arnold Holtz. She attended Midale Central School from grades K-12. In 1992, she moved to Shaunavon and met Marcel. They were married in 1996. They welcomed two daughters, Rachel and Emily.

Dana is survived by her husband Marcel Illerbrun and her son Justin (Kaitlin) of Shaunavon and granddaughters Maycee and Maya, and her daughters Lindsey of Medicine Hat, Alta., and Rachel and Emily of Shaunavon. Funeral Service was held Mar. 6.


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