Century Family Farm Award recognition presented to 150 Southwest families
Close to 150 families from the Southwest received ISC Century Family Farm Awards in recognition of 100 years or more of continuous family farming.
An awards event was hosted in Swift Current last week to recognize the importance of these families to the fabric of Saskatchewan. The family farm has been a cornerstone of Saskatchewan’s economy and has played an important roll in rural life.
A total of 525 Saskatchewan families are receiving Century Family Farm Awards, and since beginning in 1981 a total of 4,500 farm families have received this honour.
“Reaching the century milestone of farming the same land is an incredible achievement,” stated Minister responsible for Information Services Corporation Tim McMillan. “ These recipients are a testament to the dedication and strong work ethic that farm families in Saskatchewan have come to be known for.”
To be eligible for the award, members of the same family must have farmed or ranched the land continuously for 100 years or more. In addition, the family must live in Saskatchewan and continue to operate the farm or ranch.
Award families receives a re-print of their ancestor’s original land grant or title, along with 12 commemorative certificates and either a free indoor wall plaque or cedar gate sign at a reduced price.
Century Family Farm Award winners in the Booster readership region are:
Abbey - Miles Anderson, Diane Scriven, Basil Hubert, Ivan Hughes.
Admiral - Helene and Alex Laturnus.
Bateman - Wayne and Brenda Allen, James W. Costley.
Beechy - Neil Danroth, James and Cheryl Flynn.
Bracken - Robert Mitchell. Burstall - Jerry Schock. Cabri - Dwight Dokken, Basil Haydon, Robert Heron, Gary Horvey, Leonard Kelsey, Ernest Napper, Greg Oldhaver, Lewis Pederson, Robert Stuart, Mildred Thomas.
Central Butte - Victor Larsen, Kimberley and Edna Paysen.
Chaplin - Carol Andrews, Leonard Marvin Candler, Dale and Linda Coates, Ronald Mattus.
Eastend - Kevin Bristow, Tim and Jacklin Gregoire, James and Gertrude Moynes.
Elrose - Owen Hartman.
Fir Mountain - Miles Anderson.
Fox Valley - Joan Bosch, Allen and Lorne Hudec, Ernest Weimer, Harry Weinberger.
Frontier - Mark Evenson, Warren Fossum, Glen Keith, Randy and Phyllis Peterson.
Glen Bain - Buckley Thomas Corcoran.
Glentworth - Robert and Loretta Eastley, Marty and Dianne Falconer, Patricia and Brent Klein, Clint Mitchell.
Gull Lake - Donald Aldag, Jim, Bonnie and Todd Hankewich, Stanley Henry, Lois Piechotta, Albert and Douglas Steele.
Hazlet - Robert Hansen, Donnie Keenleyside, Alvin Pawlitza, Dwayne Peters, Irene Shiels, Ian Sletten, Robert Sloan, Floyd Steele.
Hodgeville - Peggy Beere and Sharon Fiset, Sidney Buller, Brenda Deobald and Jerry Sabine, Kevin Paulson.
Kincaid - Eugene Brisebois.
Kyle - E. Lynn Banman, Albert Gaensly, Darius and Roberta Hodgins, Darrel and Lynn Kerr, William M. Moore, Garry Norheim, Magnus Strom, William Henry Thompson, Linda and Rodney Trytten.
Lacadena - Ronnald Frame, Kathleen Turner.
Lafleche - Larry and Verlyn Crooks, Ricki Longworth, Glen Wright.
Lancer - Ross Forster, Laverne Nobbs, Douglas Rayner.
Leader - Allan Wilfred Donst, Richard Palynchuk, David and Sandra Ruckaber.
Limerick - Lesley Montan.
Mankota - Randall Davidson, William Howells. Maple Creek - Keith Berreth, Elmer Forbes, Thomas and David Hodgson, Larry and Gail Russell, Victor Vasseur.
McCord - Louis Nogue, Robert Laverne Tetreau.
Meyronne - Jack Collins, Robin Frerotte, Victor LaLonde, Guy Monette, Earnest Schwab.
Morse - Thomas Kent Clelland, William Potts.
Pennant - Jack and Dianne Sired.
Ponteix - Michael and Patricia Carlson, Donald and Laurie Parrish, Paul Prive.
Shaunavon - Robert and Kimberley Anderson, Walter Francis, Gordon and Lillian Hardenne, Morris and Shirley Stevenson, David Weiseth. Simmie - Greg Paul. Stewart Valley - Marlin Moen, Kristie and Shayne Stewart, Blaine Wellsch.
Swift Current - Delbert and Glenda Allan, James Anderson, Steven and Lynn Anderson, John Benn, Leslie Cameron, Lorne Carefoot, Gloria Hall, Jean Irene Halvorson, Marcene and Deirdre Kraft, Harvey McIntosh, Roderick Munro, Vincent and Emily Rempel, James Sillerud, Richard St. Jacques, James and Joanne Sthamann, Violet Tangen, Stephen Wegren, Archie Wells and Terry Toews.
Tompkins - Marjorie Crothers, Dwight Thienes.
Vanguard - Allie Buddin, Ronald Cooper, Conrad Dash, Walter and Constance Denesovych, Franklin and Gail Dykema, James Lawson.
Waldeck - Todd Dunham, Royce Hamilton.
White Bear - Ruby Beck.
Woodrow - Judith Reiman.
Wymark - Gary Wellbrock, Sean Wellbrock.