RM of LeRoy 100th Anniversary

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RM of LeRoy celebrates its Centennial Anniversary in 2013.

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  • CARMACKS ENTERPRISES LTD.www.carmacksent.com

    Congratulations RM of LeRoy

    on 100 years!!!R.M. of LeRoy - helping to makethe Humboldt Region the Best Placeto Live, Work & Invest

    Congratulations RM of LeRoy!

    116 Aspen St.

    LeRoy, SK

    306-286-3301 Congratulationsfrom the board, management and staff.

    to the RM of LeRoy on its

    LeRoy, SK 306-286-3812

    TRUCKINGFrom:Centennial Anniversary!

    Thank you for all your years of support.

    Sincerely,Schulte Industries LTD.

    Congratulations to the RM of LeRoy on your 100 th Anniversary

    CongratulationsR.M. of Leroy

    No. 339on your

    100 Anniversary!

    We are proud to serve you since 1956.

    Wishing you another successful 100 years!

    Stephans Trucking Ltd.Lanigan, SK

    (306) 365-2909

    RM of LeRoy Celebrates 100 Years!

    Friday, April 5, 2013 ECT B3

  • Friday, April 5, 2013 ECT B5

    ALEX BROWNINDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & CONSULTING

    101074711 SASK. LTD.

    Alex BrownCell: 306.873.1415

    Home: 306.873.4156Fax: 306.873.4162

    Email: alexbrown@sasktel.net

    Box 401Tisdale, SKS0E 1T0

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RM OF LEROY!

    100 YEARS!

    Kevin PhillipsMLA - Melfort

    (306) 752-9500PO Box 2800

    Melfort, SK S0E 1A0kphillips@mla.legassembly.sk.ca

    Donna HarpauerMLA - Humboldt(306) 682-5141PO Box 2950Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0Email: humboldtmla@sasktel.net

    Congratulations on the 100th Anniversaryof theR.M. of LeRoy!

    Congratulationsfrom Denis and Staff

    BULLETSBAR & GRILL

    LEROY HOTEL 306-286-3271

    MIDWAY CO-OP LTD.SERVING THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES with cardlock, Keylock, food, lotto, hardware and much more.Admin - 306-286-3202LeRoy Food Store - 306-286-3341LeRoy Bulk & Agro Centre - 306-286-3239Petro - 306-287-7702 / 306-286-3221Watson Food Store - 306-287-3523Watson C-Store / Cardlock - 306-287-3585

    Congratulations RM of LeRoy

    Town of LeRoyBox 40, LeRoy, SK S0K 2P0

    306-286-3288

    Congratulationto the RM of LeRoy

    100 Years

    306-287-3999Junction 5 & 6Watson, SK

    Congratulations on100 years

    www.chegusrvsales.ca

    JJ STITCH CONGRATULATES THE

    RM of LeRoy ON 100 YEARS!

    1/2 Mile North, Hwy #6, Watson Open Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:30pmP:306.287.3827 jjstitch1@gmail.com F:306.287.3817

    JJSNorthern Mat & Bridge would like to wish the community of LeRoy a

    Happy100thBirthday

    Driver Licenses/Vehicle Registrations

    Extended Vehicle Insurance

    House Insurance

    Rental InsuranceFarm Insurance

    Business InsuranceTravel Insurance

    LeRoy, SK | 306-286-3233www.westernfinancialgroup.ca

    A big congratulations to the RM of LeRoy!

    (L-R) Back Row: Heather Block, Whitney Block, Chris Block, Derra Froess Sitting: Crystal Dauvin, Brandy Woolsey

    Missing: Dalyn Graf, Ervin McGrath

    BUCKS BAR & GRILLSt. Gregor, Sask 306-366-2225

    CONGRATULATIONSRM OF LEROY

    100 YEARS!from Blaine & BerniceD&B Zentner Farms

    Congratulations to the RM of LeRoy!

    Celebrating100 Years!

    KIRZINGERCONSTRUCTION

    For all your Renovations & Building Needs

    Call John306-287-4135

    Cell 306-287-7015

    Congratulat

    ions

    100 Years

    * Agricultural, commercialand residential

    real estate appraisal *www.precisionappraisal.ca

    p. 306-752-4331

    Congratulations RM of LeRoy

    RM of LeRoyRalphs

    Diesel RepaiRst. GReGoR, sask.

    Congratulations

    WHEELERS WHOLESALE

    606 - 9th Street 306-682-28218:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday

    Congratulations on 100 years!

    Phone: 306.569.29881834 McAra Street | Regina, SK | S4N 6C4

    www.MuniSoft.ca

    Congratulations on 100 yearsof success RM of LeRoy!

    100thAnniversary

    2Ms Pizza & RestaurantLeRoy, SK 306-286-1212

    We are proud to be a part of this great

    community!

    Congratulations LeRoy!306-367-2165

    Congratulationson reaching 100 years!

    Box 807, Watson, SK S0K 4V0Tel: 306-287-3627 Fax: 306-287-3378

    CongratulationsrM of leroy

    Proud to be a part of LeRoys

    Celebration

    LeRoy, Sask. 306-286-3553

    Centennial

    OLLERICHSEPTIC SERVICE

    LEO OLLERICH306-682-5444

    BOX 1868HUMBOLDT, SK

    S0K 2A0IF NO ANSWER CALL 306-682-2361 or 306-231-7767

    Congratulates the RM of LeRoy on 100 Years!

    Congratulations

    RM of LeRoy

    100 Years!

    100S I Woodworking

    Custom Cabinets and Furniture

    Len Schmid306-287-3531

    200 Hwy 6 SouthWatson, SK

    Congratulations

    RM of LeRoy

    Once upon a time, it was just land. The land that makes up the RM of LeRoy

    was, before 1900, another area of the province inhabited by First Nations people.

    Then in 1883, the land was first surveyed by the British crown into one-mile-square sections, and each section was further divided into 16 legal subdivisions of 40 acres each.

    The land was sitting here, waiting for home-steaders, who began arriving in 1903 to obtain the free land in this area.

    Not knowing all the regulations to follow, most early settlers just picked a parcel of land and squatted. When the homesteader found out that he had to file a claim, he would travel to the Land Titles Office and file on whatever piece of land he wanted, providing it was uninhabited and unclaimed, writes Delwyn J. Jansen in the RM of LeRoy history.

    Homesteaders had three years to prove up a claim building a habitable home, clearing land and cultivating at least 30 acres of land. After some more hoops to jump through, the land was theirs.

    While settlers to the area arrived in 1903, local government did not get its start until 1909, when voters elected councillors to a Local Improve-ment District. Local matters were attended to at each meeting of this council. For instance, at a

    March 22, 1910 meeting, a bounty of $2 was set for the killing of prairie wolves.

    The first meeting of the RM No. 339 was held January 6, 1913. At that point, it was called the RM of Roach, a name that was changed to the RM of Ayr the next year.

    In December 1920, the reeve found a place in the new town to hold council meetings. The first meeting was held in the hamlet of Bogend (the new town) in January 1921. A meeting in March of the same year refers to Bogend as LeRoy. For a year or two, the Hamlet of LeRoy was administered by the RM.

    In October 1930, the name of the RM was officially changed to the RM of LeRoy No. 339.

    During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the RM, like everyone, was hit with hard times. It was decided in 1931 that all road work was to be done by ratepayers, with the amount of work done applied on their taxes.

    The RM was in charge of relief for its residents in those early years, handing out seed and fod-der relief while they were forced to reduce sala-ries to the reeve, councillor, secretary-treasurer, doctor and legal advisor.

    The RM was notified in May of 1940 that no further relief was to be given by the municipality.

    During the early 1940s, the war years, the RM got a new office building with a vault. No sooner

    had they moved in than in July 1941, they were required to read a Call to Arms proclamation during a break in their meeting to the citizens of the district.

    In September 1941, the office got their first desk phone, and a month later, granted the re-quest of the LeRoy Veterans for a soldiers plot in the LeRoy cemetery.

    In 1946, the RM was involved in the creation of the LeRoy hospital with the Village of LeRoy. At a cost of $20,000, shared 95 per cent by the RM and five per cent by the Village, three hangars were moved into the village from the wartime airport at Dafoe to form the new hospital. The facility opened July 27, 1947, and was closed in the late 1960s by the provincial government.

    As horse and buggy days came to an end in the early 1950s, the work of the RM began to focus more and more on better road conditions.

    The RM petitioned the government for an all-weather market road from LeRoy to Hwy. 6, and the improvement began in 1953.

    Since then, the RM can boast of many im-proved roads in the area.

    The RM of LeRoy had a hand in creating con-servation and development area authorities, and the Lanigan Creek Delwood Brook Watershed Association, formed to give the RM adequate drainage.

    They were also involved in the creation of homes for the aged in the area, including Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, and the LeRose Lodge in LeRoy.

    No one can accuse the municipality of drag-ging its feet in respect of care for the aged, the history states.

    Also with the 1950s came rural electrification, installation of sewer and water services on fam-ily farms, all of which involved the RM.

    Social aid then replaced Depression relief. In 1960, the federal government distributed canned meat to the needy through municipal offices, in-cluding the RM of LeRoys. That ended in 1966.

    Also in the 1960s, the RM of LeRoy joined the Humboldt and District Fire Protection Area, and the Humboldt and District Emergency Measures Organization, and formed the LeRoy and Dis-trict Fire Department.

    It was in July of 1967 that the municipality authorized the use of their flooded gravel pit for swimming lessons. That eventually gave birth to the LeRoy Leisureland Regional Park facilities that still exist today.

    In later years, the RM of LeRoy Recreation Board was formed.

    The RM moved into new office space in 1988 into a building shared with the LeRoy library branch and the Town of LeRoy office.

    In more recent years, the council of the RM has conti