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Leonard Siemens with his recently published memoir. (Alexis Stockford/Winkler Times)

One man's tale of global Ag. development

The life of 90-year Leonard Siemens spans oceans and leaves in its wake a string of universities and agriculture faculties he helped grow, mission trips he embarked on and articles he wrote, ranging from his personal travels to in depth analysis of food supply issues, poverty and international development.

Students lift homemade signs during this year's Katie Cares walk at J.R. Walkof Elementary Sept. 19 2016. (Alexis Stockford/Winkler Times)

J.R. Walkof walks for Katie

The halls of J.R. Walkof Elementary were empty Sept. 19 as students and staff turned out for this year’s walk in support of Katie Cares.

Looking for local learning opportunities?

Robertson College is advertising a Health Care Aide course in Carman this fall, and the Carman-Dufferin Economic Development officer is looking for public feedback about offering more opportunities like this in the future.

3rd Annual Culture Fest: Building Bridges

20 different cultures were represented at the 3rd annual Culture Fest at the Bethel Heritage Park in Winkler on Sept. 10.The booths at Culture Fest featured food, clothing, and other culturally significant items from the 20 different cultures.

Nikki (left) and Denise Howatt admire one of the bee displays at the vendors corner dedicated to the namesakes of the Honey, Garlic & Maple Syrup Festival Sept. 9, 2016. (Alexis Stockford/Morden Times)

Manitou indulges in its sweet tooth with festival

The temperature is falling and leaves are starting to turn, but Manitou turned out for one last hurrah of summer with the annual Honey, Garlic & Maple Syrup Festival, one of the last community festivals before autumn sets in.

Peter Reimer - Carman Cruisers - Carman. Head for the HIlls, a fundraiser for Eden Foundation held the 14th annual event September 10, 2016 near Morden. A total of 221 cyclists raised more than $152,000 for a record event. (GREG VANDERMEULEN/Morden Times)

Head for the Hills breaks records

Records were broken at the 14th annual Head for the Hills fundraiser for Eden Foundation, Sept. 10. Director of Development, Earl Reimer said they had a record number of participants in the event that offered cyclists a 36 km ride through the hills (on trails or roads). “We had 221 cyclists,” he said.

Photographer Jeanette Greaves showcases her work in one of the rooms of the historic Miami Railway Museum. A total 10 artists opted to show at the one location during the Pembina Valley Studio Tour Sept. 10-11, 2016. (Alexis Stockford/Morden Times)

Exploring art in the Pembina Valley

Local artists got their due over the weekend Sept. 10-11 as both their work and studios were on display corner-to-corner across the region.A total 35 stops were open for visitors during the 2016 Pembina Valley Studio Tour, with some locations reporting record visitor counts.The Miami Railway Museum became a hot spot over the weekend with over 300 v

Construction has begun on the new courts. (Cassidy Dankochik/the WinklerTimes)

New basketball courts for Winkler

Winkler will be getting a new outdoor basketball court. Construction is already underway on the project, situated beside the skate park on 15th Avenue. The project is expected to be completed for July 1, 2017.

Bonnie and John Buhler's names are removed from the sponsorship sign at Morden's mosasaur entrance display Aug. 25. The Buhlers requested the removal Aug. 25 after deciding the sign was too ostentatious. (Submitted photo)

In the market for a sign slogan

The empty placeholder in front of Morden’s eastern mosasaur entrance will soon have a new slogan. The city has announced a contest to decide the sign’s future contents by popular vote.

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