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MHS Centennial Business: Pilot Mound Sentinel Courier / The Hometown View

The Pilot Mound Sentinel was first published on 14 March 1889 by John A. Murdoch. In the first issue he described his interest in the district: “This place was our former home and our attachment to the beautiful and familiar prairies of Rock Lake district has never weakened and has always amounted to enthusiasm. Ten years ago, when with a few others, we made our camp almost on the very site of this town, there was only one small log house in the district and white tents were scattered far and near on the vast prairies, then in their primeval wildness and beauty.” In 1952, it amalgamated with the Crystal City Courier to become the Sentinel Courier. It has been designated as an MHS Centennial Business.

In April 2023, the business was merged with the Manitou Western Canadian to form The Hometown View.





John Alexander Murdoch (c1823-1899)


Robert Campbell


Charlie Barber


A. G. Flewelling


David Grieve Tuckwell


Ronald Wesley “Tuck” Tuckwell (1890-1991)


Melville Alexander “Mel” MacDonald (1907-1983)


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

“News to us, new to us,” The Hometown View, 4 April 2023.

We thank Al Thorleifson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 July 2023

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