Riverside Meats repeats as Lord of the (Sausage) Rings winner

Riverside Meats, a family-owned and operated meat processing firm in Corman Park near Warman, was crowned Lord of the (Sausage) Rings for the second year in a row at the third annual event in Osler on Thursday, November 9.

Eldon Wiebe of Riverside Meats with the Lord of the Rings championship trophy

In addition to winning the “Best Overall” championship, Riverside Meats also walked away with the awards for “Best Appearance” and Best Texture.”
The annual competition is designed to showcase the area’s Mennonite Farmers Sausage producers. A total of eight firms competed in the blind taste test, in which about 150 guests vote for their favourites.
Ideal Meats of Neuhorst won the award for “Best Flavour”, while Smokehaus Meats of Martensville won the “VIP award” for the second year in a row. The VIP Award is based on the votes of a panel of media representatives and mayors of area communities.
Firms competing in the competition also included: Carmen Corner Meats of Waldheim, J&J Sausage of Warman, Pine View Farms of Corman Park near Osler, Smokey Joe’s Meat Shop of Rheinland and Valley Meats of Gruenthal. Continue reading “Riverside Meats repeats as Lord of the (Sausage) Rings winner”

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Great Plains College presents fall scholarships

Students who earned scholarships to Great Plains College’s (GPC) Warman campus were presented with their cheques at an award ceremony on Friday, October 13.

Warman Mayor Sheryl Spence, Great Plains College President David Keast, Kessler Agencies owners Vic Kessler and Richard Petkau presented scholarship cheques at the Great Plains College scholarship luncheon in Warman on Friday, October 13

A total of $19,000 in scholarships changed hands at the event, held at the Prairie Links/Legends Golf Club. Major scholarship sponsors included the City of Warman, Kessler Agencies, Warman Chamber of Commerce, Warman Home Centre and Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarships. Continue reading “Great Plains College presents fall scholarships”

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Traditions Elementary, Holy Trinity hold grand opening

The sweet sounds of children’s choirs marked the official grand opening of two new elementary schools in Warman on Monday, September 18.

Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre (centre) is flanked by Holy Trinity Principal Ed Brockman (left) and Traditions Elementary School Principal Scott Dyck and students at the unveiling of the plaques

Provincial Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre, Traditions Elementary School Principal Scott Dyck, and Holy Trinity Catholic School Principal Ed Brockman, with the help of two students from each school, unveiled twin plaques at a ceremony in the large gymnasium shared by both schools.
Hundreds of students assembled in the gym for the history-making occasion.
Martensville-Warman MLA Nancy Heppner told the assembly the spacious new facility marks a big change from the crowded classrooms that students in Warman experienced a decade ago.
“Warman is growing very quickly,” said Heppner. “And it’s important to manage that growth and provide positive learning spaces.” Continue reading “Traditions Elementary, Holy Trinity hold grand opening”

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