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he placed second, to Winnipeg where he won. He plans to join the Minnedosa Archery Club this fall. He has his eye on someday owning 'Great-Grandpa Wetteland's farm'.

Haley loves to dance. She belongs to Crystal's School of Dance in Minnedosa. She has taken jazz for one year, two years of tap and this is her first year of Highland Dancing. Haley has competed in the Rolling River Festival of the Arts for the past three years in group dancing and in the Neepawa Festival as well. Both children love to swim and have done well in their lessons.

Phyllis and Leon are residing at Long View, Texas, and have been back to visit relatives fairly regularly through the years. Their last visit to Manitoba was in 1998. When Leon retired Phyllis rejoined the work force at the local school, which she enjoys very much. They keep them­ selves busy with their garden and tlowerbeds and keeping in touch with family and friends.


Dwain Seibert Wetteland, son of the late Seibert Mathias Wetteland and Mamie (nee Challborn) Anderson, was born April 17, 1949 at Minnedosa, MB. His wife, Beverley Anne (nee Huggins), was born Febrnary 26, 1953 in North Vancouver, BC.

They have three children. Michelle Lee was born September 24, 1977 in Creston, Be. Mathew Jordan was born September 19, 1980 in Creston, BC. Melissa Anne was born June 21, 1982 in Creston, Be.

Back row: Dwain and Mathew

Front row: Mamie (Wetteland) Anderson, Michelle, Bev and Melissa

Dwain has been with the RCMP for almost 30 years.

He is presently in charge of the Winfield, BC RCMP Detail. Sergeant Wetteland has held this position for the past year. All of Dwain's service has been in Be.

Bev works in health care as a long-term care aide, and has done this for the past five years. She went back to college in 1994 to get her certificate,

Michelle is the assistant manager for the Super 8 MotellHotel in Squamish. Michelle is engaged to David Alen Price and the wedding is planned for July 1,2000.

Mathew, having recently moved to Burnaby, is work­ ing at a machine shop. He hopes to further his education by taking a film course at BCIT.

Melissa is in grade twelve and will be graduating in May 2000. She is planning on furthering her education by attending the OUC Nursing Program.

WICKDAHL, GUSTAV AND IDA Submitted by the Wickdahl family

Gustav Bernard was born in Sweden in 1894. In 1904, he came to Canada, living inNova Scotia until 1911. In the same year, Gustav moved to Erickson, MB and farmed with his parents until 1921 when he homesteaded the SW 14-18-18W in the R.M. of Clan william. In 1929, Gustav and Ida Ragna Hjelmeland were married and were blessed with five children. Gustav died in 1970 and, in 1973, Ida moved into the Parkland Senior Citizens Home in Erickson. Ida is in her 93rd year and enjoys visits from family and friends, going to the occasional bingo game at the Legion Hall and continues to crochet and knit for her family.

Gustav and Ida's children:

Henry Oscar Wickdahl was born in 1931 in the Erickson District. In 1957 he married Betty Doris Townley (born 1938) from the Whirlpool District. They moved to Winnipeg where they still reside. Henry worked for Manitoba Hydro, retiring in 1989. Henry and Betty still own the SE 16-18-18 and the SW 3-18-18, where they and their family spend some holidays and weekends each year. They now spend their winters in Texas. Henry and Betty have three sons.

David James, born in 1960, married Lori Dianne Graham in 1978. They have two children: Barbra Dawn, born 1978; and Michael David, born 1980. David and Lori divorced in 1988 and the children live with their mother in Mission, Be. David and Judith Fay Bomback and her two daughters, Lindsay Owen and Allision Faye Moore, live in Winnipeg where David continues to work for the University of Manitoba. Judy is the Regional Vice President for PartyLite Gifts.

Stephen Albert, born in 1963, worked for Coca-Cola for fourteen years and now works for a security company. Stephen and Jacqueline Ann (Jacky) Me aughton live in Winnipeg where Jacky is a merchandising manager for Shoppers Drngs.

Gordon Lyle was born in 1965, with a severe hear­ ing loss. Gordon graduated from Red River Community College with a Drafting Certificate and now works as a draftsperson for Manitoba Hydro. Gordon lives in Winnipeg.