The Neepawa Banner & Press has a remarkable team working towards bringing you the local news in our area. Serving the Neepawa, Minnedosa, Carberry, Gladstone, Erickson, McCreary, Onanole, Plumas, Polonia, Eden, Arden, Glenella, Alonsa, Brookdale, Riding Mountain, Newdale, Kelwood, Austin RR, Bimie, Wellwood, Clanwilliam, Franklin, Mountain Road, Waldersee, Woodside, Justice, Ste. Rose, Silver Ridge, Langruth, Lakeland, Basswood, Laurier, and Westbourne areas for 115 years.
Ken and Christine Waddell
publishers and owners of myWestman.ca and the Neepawa Banner & Press. Ken and Christine have been involved with publishing full-time for nearly 25 years. Ken has an extensive background in agriculture and politics at all three levels of government. He and his wife Christine own the Neepawa Banner & Press and myWestman.ca. They live in Neepawa, have two sons and four grandchildren.
is the 'numbers' person who looks after the bookkeeping duties for all three operations and oversees all the paper distribution and delivery tracking. She and her husband farm at Neepawa and are best known for their honey farm. In fact, you can buy Dale and Kay's Bees' honey at the Neepawa Banner store in downtown Neepawa.
is a person of many talents at The Neepawa Banner. Our walk-in and phone-in customers are likely to be greeted by her. She handles front desk and classified ad duties as well as quick-print and regular print jobs.
is one of the smiling faces you'll see when you walk into the Banner's front office. She wears many hats, from answering phone calls and helping walk-in customers, to keeping track flyer bookings and working with Kay on the bookkeeping end.
is new to the team but not to be counted out. Jessica has worked in business and marketing for over 20 years and has recently added a graphic design diploma to her skill set. She is all to happy to help design and create for all your online needs.
has been a part of the Banner & Press team for six years, working as a graphic artist and photographer. Diane builds ads, creates print job orders and does helps out with her wide range of expertise.
has been a familar part of western Manitoba's media circuit for 16 years. He has worked as a news reporter and on-air talent for CKLQ/Star FM in Brandon and CFRY/Mix 96.5 FM in Portage la Prairie. For the past six year, he has been a part of print journalism, working for the Banner & Press as a News/Sports reporter.
is a long-time and returned resident of the Neepawa community. Prior to working at the Banner & Press, Casper attended ACC for two years studying Interactive Media Arts. At the Banner they tackle writing, photography and archival work. You can see their work each week in the Looking Back section and other pages of the paper.
is a amazing Ad salesperson for the Neepawa Banner & Press. Watch for his emails he will be sending them out to you for the best deals to advertise with the Neepawa Banner & Press and the Rivers Banner.
is a long-time columnist and casual reporter for The Neepawa Banner and Rivers Banner. Rita is a lay minister at the United Church and still works part-time at a local business. She lives in Neepawa and is well-known and respected in the community.
is a former staff person with The Neepawa Banner and continues to have a weekly column in The Neepawa Banner and Rivers Banner. Neil is well known as a pulpit supply pastor and preacher and his biblically based take on life is well read and a mainstay of the papers' opinion pages.