[GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! Yorkton’s Larry Hilworth put the scheduled Canada 150 fireworks on notice with this run, before a record crowd at the third annual Thunder on the Prairies truck and tractor pulls, which were held July 6-7 in Odessa. Forum photo by Carly Schatz, originally published on July 13, 2017.]
OK, OK, we get it. After weathering a deluge of “Where’s my paper??” comments (actual number: One) toward the end of 2017, it became apparent that waiting a couple weeks through our annual Christmas closure is to the local adult population what waiting for Santa is to children under the age of 6. (Who’s kidding who, they’ve all Googled it – or discovered the Toys R Us logo on their baby brother’s Santa present – by the time they hit Grade 1 haven’t they?)
So with that in mind we thought it was the least we could do to reach out and let you all know (or at least those who didn’t read the front page of our Dec. 21 edition) that the Forum is still alive and well, returning as planned to regular weekly publication Jan. 11.
In the meantime, we thought we’d also take a stroll with you all down
Lovers’ Memory Lane with a look back on the year that was in 2017. It’s not intended to be an all-inclusive rundown, but hopefully provides an appropriate reflection on at least a few of the more compelling stories and events we covered last year.
Maybe you’re new to the area, maybe you missed something in the print edition, or maybe you just think it needs to be read twice — whatever the case, we hope you enjoy, and we’ll see you all again very soon.
Happy New Year, friends!
April 6 (editorial) – Fast food buffets 1, libraries 0
April 27 – Sask. gov’t restores library funding
June 8 – How do you love thee (rink)?
June 8 – Ferguson rooting for hometown rink
June 29 – Canada 150 special section