Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 141 years


MHS Centennial Business: Glenboro Gazette / Baldur Gazette / Baldur-Glenboro Gazette

The first issue of The Glenboro Gazette was published on 25 August 1892. In 1923, the name changed to Western Prairie Gazette but returned to the original name in 1949. It was designated as an MHS Centennial Business. First published on 30 June 1898, The Baldur Gazette (later the Baldur Gazette-News) newspaper has been designated as an MHS Centennial Business. In November 2003, the two papers merged to form The Baldur-Glenboro Gazette.

Publishers (Glenboro Gazette)

Period

Publisher

1892-1893

James I. Ross

1893-1897

?

1898-1905

William Thompson Shipley (1870-1922)

1905-1912

Reuben M. West (1877-1953)

1912-1924

G. J. Oleson

1924-1949

Francis C. Beech (1880-1966)

1949-1967

Franklin Stuart “Frank” Presunka (1919-1985)

Publishers (Baldur Gazette)

Period

Publisher

1898-1907

S. R. P. Cooper

1907-1909

P. F. Curtis

1909

Annie Ferguson Playfair (1871-1947)

1909-1939

Frederick Stevens (1856-1939)

1939-1948

Lorne McLeod

1948-1963

Edna Johnson

1963-?

Earl Johnson

Sources:

“Rural paper changes hands,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 April 1924, page 5.

“Birthdays,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 May 1966, page 9.

The Story of Manitoba’s Weekly Newspapers by Major A. M. Pratt, The Manitoba Weekly Newspapers Association, 1970.

Come Into Our Heritage: RM of Argyle, 1882-1982 by the Rural Municipality of Argyle, 1981, page 160.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 April 2020

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2020 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.