Kaylee Peters sweeps up awards in Ste. Anne

The biggest graduating class in the history of Ste. Anne Collegiate accepted their diplomas on June 27, 2016.
Kaylee Peters, Grad 2016
Kaylee Peters, Grad 2016

Kaylee Peters was this year’s Valedictorian. As selected by school staff and her peers, Peters was an easy choice because of her involvement in the school community.

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ForeFathers Day at Chortitz

The Chortitz Church Heritage Committee invites you to ‘Honour thy Father’ at ForeFathers Day at Chortitz.

The Chortitz Church Heritage Committee invites you to ‘Honour thy Father’ at ForeFathers Day at Chortitz, in Randolph, MB on June 20, 2015 at 7 PM.  Free admission.

ForeFathersDay 2015 Poster

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Upholding the old, Embracing the new!

The Life of PJB Reimer, Teacher, Minister, and Mennonite Historian.

The Life of PJB Reimer, Teacher, Minister, and Mennonite Historian (2014)
The Life of PJB Reimer, Teacher, Minister, and Mennonite Historian (2014)

A fascinating look at the personal and public life of PJB Reimer, Teacher, Minister, and Mennonite Historian.  As the son of one of the original 18 Steinbach pioneering families, PJB Reimer became a pioneer, helping the Mennonites of southern Manitoba adapt their lives to a rapidly changing world, while always honouring the past.

The Life of PJB Reimer book is hot off the press! You may find the book in the following book stores:

Derksen Printers 
Hull’s Family Bookstore 
McNally Robinson
Mennonite Heritage Village

The book can also be ordered online, at McNallyRobinson.com.

Call Syd Reimer, 204-254-6015 or Contact Us to arrange for shipping. Continue reading “Upholding the old, Embracing the new!”

Former Ebenfeld School to be Moved

Former Ebenfeld School & Ham Dog House
Former Ebenfeld School & Ham Dog House

There is a lot of history at the corner of Highway 52 and Centre Street North in Mitchell.

The half-acre or so of land on the west side of Centre Street North is the location of the popular Ham Dog House, but that building wasn’t always a restaurant, it was originally built as a school house to provide local children with education.

Over the years it has been a gathering place for the people of the community, but now there are plans to move the building for the development of a condominium complex. Continue reading “Former Ebenfeld School to be Moved”

Eva Kehler Schellenberg (1934-2013)

Eva Schellenberg (nee Kehler), 78, of Steinbach, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013

Eva Kehler Schellenberg
Eva Kehler Schellenberg

Eva Schellenberg (nee Kehler), 78, of Steinbach, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Bethesda Hospital. Eva leaves to cherish her memory five children: Lorraine (Charles Koop), Bob (Sylvia), Helen (Bill Briggs), Joan (Norman Poetker), and Tina (Andy Goossen) as well as fifteen grandchildren and their spouses and fourteen great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband Jacob W. Schellenberg, and 1 son in infancy. Continue reading “Eva Kehler Schellenberg (1934-2013)”

Reversed Racing: Kehler Father & Son Team

Wayne Kehler, together with his son Reegan have been busy all winter prepping their car, for the races at the Gimli Motorsports Park.

Kehler duo race their car at the Gimili Motorsports Park.
Kehler duo race their car at the Gimili Motorsports Park.

The Berliner Kehler clan is being represented at the Gimli Motorsports Park this summer once again.  In reversed racing, Wayne Kehler, together with his son Reegan have been busy all winter prepping their car, #200X. Winnipeg Sports Car Club holds five race weekends in the summer months at the Gimli Motorsports Park. These race weekends are two days of non-stop racing on the 1.45 mile, 10 corner race track. Continue reading “Reversed Racing: Kehler Father & Son Team”

David Hiebert Kehler (1930-2009)

David Kehler passed away peacefully on June 12, 2009 after a brief illness at the Riverview Health Centre.

David Kehler
David Kehler

David Kehler passed away peacefully on June 12, 2009 after a brief illness at the Riverview Health Centre. Dave was born in the RM of Hanover on May 27, 1930. In 1952 he moved to Dauphin where he met and married Irene Bawdon and raised their three children. In 1970 the family moved to Winnipeg where he resided until the time of his death. Dave was friendly and outgoing with a great sense of humor, and a knack for telling tall tales.

He liked to have coffee with his friends, new and old, reminiscing about the good old days . Dave had a great memory and could recall events from the past like they had happened yesterday. Continue reading “David Hiebert Kehler (1930-2009)”

William A. Janzen (1935-2007)

William A Janzen passed away on Friday, June 22, 2007. William was a resident of Bennington, Nebraska at the time of his passing.

William A., “Bill Sr.” Janzen, age 72, Bennington, was serenaded into Heaven by his family at home on June 22, 2007. He will be dearly missed by Doris (nee Kehler), his wife of 50 years; children, Bill and Jayne Janzen, Debbie Janzen and special friend Brian Waite, Beverly and Max Lau; grandchildren, Amy and James, Becky, Stacey, Susan and Anthony, Lianne, Vincent, Carmen and great-granddaughter Mia. Bill is also survived by sisters, Marie (Al), Eileen (Johnny), and Esther; sisters-in-law, Natalie and Tineke; many family members and friends. Bill was owner of Bil-Den Glass, Inc. in Omaha for 32 years and Trilite Windows in Boone, IA for 17 years. Continue reading “William A. Janzen (1935-2007)”

Henry Stoesz Kehler (1928-2001)

Henry Stoesz Kehler, a resident of Vernon, BC for the past ten years, was called Home to be with his Lord on Monday June 11, 2001 at the age of 72 years.

Henry Stoesz Kehler
Henry Stoesz Kehler

Henry Stoesz Kehler, a resident of Vernon, BC for the past ten years, was called Home to be with his Lord on Monday June 11, 2001 at the age of 72 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sue, three sons and two daughters-in-law: Larry & Cheryl of Royal Lake, ON, Robert & Martha of St. Albert , AB and Russell of Edmonton, AB, one daughter Elaine & Kim Gmeinweser of Vernon, BC, three grandchildren; Jonathan, Marcus and Angela, Continue reading “Henry Stoesz Kehler (1928-2001)”

Peter P. (Jim) Kehler (1941-2001)

Peter P. (Jim) Kehler, beloved husband of Carol, passed away on June 2, 2001. Jim was born to Heinrich & Agatha Kehler on April 20, 1941.

On Saturday June 2, 2001 Peter (Jim) Kehler of Mitchell, Manitoba went to be with his Lord at 60 years of age. Jim is survived by his wife Carol Kehler (nee Plett) and his children Doug (fiancée Lisa) Kehler, Helga Kehler, Susan (Jonathan) Tyler, Tanya (Greg) Penner, his treasured granddaughter Morgen Penner, three brothers, three sisters and their spouses. Continue reading “Peter P. (Jim) Kehler (1941-2001)”