Biggar & District Arts Council are available for bar tending services at your functions/events. Contact Denise at 306-948-2452.

Work Wanted!! Any home repairs or odd jobs, call Maurice at 306-951-7798

Real Estate

Farm Land for Sale by Tender… R.M. of Mountain View No. 318, two quarter sections, NW-10-33-16-W3, assessment $66,100; SW-10-33-16-W3, assessment $65,600. Approx. 265 cultivated acres. Immediate possession. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Forward Tenders and 5% refundable deposit before noon March 12, 2015 to: Carson & Co., Barristers and Solicitors, P. O. Box 1600, 803 Main Street, Melfort, SK, S0E 1A0.

Sec. 20-34-18-W3, two miles west of Ruthilda, Sask., turn off along Hwy 51. Phone 780-472-6654, ask for Bernie


Edward Silvernagle
September 28, 1956 - January 13, 2015
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Larry Silvernagle. Larry passed away with family by his side after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Larry is survived by his wife of nearly 35 years, Linda; son, Colton (Melissa) and their sons, Reid and Rylan; son, Brock; mother, Pearl Silvernagle; sister, Karen Silvernagle; brothers, Trent (Anita) Silvernagle, Derek (Sandi) Silvernagle; in-laws, James and Annette McKay; sisters-in-law, Betty (Charlie) Beaupre, Kathy (Bruce) Soke; brother-in-law, Jim (Donna) McKay; along with numerous nieces and nephews, uncles, aunts and many cousins. Larry was predeceased by his father, Edward Silvernagle; grandparents, Jacob and Cecelia Silvernagle, Cecil and Mabel Donahue; and great-niece, Erynn Jezowski.
Larry was born September 28, 1956 in Biggar, Sask. He was the first born child to Edward and Pearl Silvernagle. He grew up and attended school in Biggar. Larry began his working career with the Town of Biggar, then began his lengthy career with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure in which  he completed his 40th year of service this past November. Larry enjoyed spending his holidays working closely with his brother Trent and nephews Chris and Brant for Silver Eagle Excavating.
Larry met the love of his life, Linda McKay in 1978 and they were married on June 21, 1980. They enjoyed their time together by travelling to see family and heading to the SIR track. They were blessed with two sons, Colton in 1983 and Brock in 1988. Larry enjoyed sharing his passions with his boys, from fast cars to sports, to farming with family and friends, to teaching them about operating heavy equipment. His greatest joys in life were his grandsons, Reid and Rylan. His eyes lit up every time he was with them, and his Peanut and Squirt were the only ones he was willing to share his chocolate bars with. 
The celebration of remembrance was held  Monday, January 19, 2015  from St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church, Biggar with Father Michel Bedard as celebrant. Readers were Rev. Jane Gallagher, Kathy Sarvas, and Melissa Silvernagle; Offertory Gifts were Robyn and Spencer Silvernagle; Eulogists were Karen, Trent and Derek Silvernagle. Honour Guard was the Ministry of Highways & Infrastructure. Honourary Bearers were all those who shared in Larry's life; Active Urn Bearers were Colton, Reid and Rylan Silvernagle; ushers were Chris and Brant Silvernagle. Interment will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Saskatchewan International Raceway operated by Saskatchewan Drag Racing Association Inc., Box 7859, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 4R5; or  The Pink Warrior Foundation (for cancer research), P.O. Box 38001 Preston Crossing, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 1H2
Arrangements  were entrusted to Grondin Funeral Services, Biggar, "Our family serving your family since 1963".

Arthur Rudolph Kurbis
November 8, 1937 - January 3, 2015
We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Arthur Kurbis in Biggar Hospital, Biggar, Sask. on January 3, 2015 at the age of 77 years.
Arthur was born on the family farm on November 8, 1937. He grew up on the farm and attended Monarch School and found it very hard. He hated school but enjoyed playing ball and being pitcher for the Monarch team. After he left school, he worked for several farmers. He then worked for the Pool company building and repairing elevators, then worked at Nelson Homes in Lloydminster for eight years; then he worked for a local contractor. He then went to Key Lake mining where he was Camp attendant. When his mother had failing health, he came home and looked after her and Elmer until Mom passed away. He lived in a small house until health problems began and then went to Diamond Lodge where he resided until his passing.
He is survived by his brothers, Bill Kurbis, Gordon Kurbis, and Elmer Kurbis all of Biggar, Sask., Ed Kurbis of Hanna, Alta.; sisters, Lily Murch of Biggar, Ruth Pudrycki of Middle Lake, Sask., Doreen Long of Snowden, Sask., Jan (Jack) Kurbis of Melfort, Sask., Margaret Schaeffer of Eureka, California; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Adolph and Emily Kurbis; brothers-in-law, Alfred Murch, Alfred Pudrycki, Richard Long, Don Schaeffer; nephew, Jason Long (1985).
Funeral Service was held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. from Redeemer Lutheran Church, Biggar, Sask. with Pastor Mark Kleiner officiating. Eulogist was Ed Kurbis; and organist was Diana Dolack. Honourary Bearers were all those who shared in Art's life; Active Bearers were Bob Murch, Diane Akister, Carman Long, James Long, Brad Kurbis and Ross Pudrycki. He was laid to rest in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Rest In Peace.
Grondin Funeral Service, Biggar entrusted with arrangements, "Our family serving your family since 1963".


Old battery collection, Fisher #300 Cadet Squadron. Drop off at the Biggar Landfill OR contact Quentin Sittler at 306-658-2132

Main Street Garage Sale is accepting donations of all items in clean and working condition. Please phone 306-948-1773 or 306-948-5393. Pickup available.

Heated AUTOMOTIVE SHOP RENTAL! Do your own work, 4-post truck lift with roller jack, 7,000 lb. capacity. Hourly or Daily rates. Phone: 306-948-3670 or 306-948-4212.


ALLARD, Charlotte: November 8, 1949 - January 25, 2010
"As we love her, so we miss her,
In our memory she is dear,
Loved, remembered, longed for always
Bringing many a silent tear."
Lovingly remembered by Dave; Gord , Kay; Rick, Jen; BJ , Kent; and families.

KOWAL: In loving memory of our parents, Terenty who passed away December 8, 1960; and Donna who passed away January 31, 1985.
"Our hearts are full of memories
We cherish them with care
The way you had to leave us
Will always be unfair.
One thing we have to tell you
Of which there is no doubt
You are wonderful to remember
But so hard to live without.
May the winds of love blow softly
And whisper so you can hear
We will always love and miss you
And wish that you were here."
…Forever loved and missed by Rose, Riya and melton and their families

The family of Arthur Kurbis would like to say thank you for food, cards, phone calls and expressions of sympathy on his passing. Very special thanks to Rodney and Florette for checking on the road and helping with the grave digging. Thank you for Carol singing, Ed for doing the eulogy and Diana as organist. Thank you also to the ladies for the lunch, and to the pallbearers. Thank you to Grondin Funeral Service and Pastor Mark for the lovely service.
God bless you all …Brothers and Sisters


SATURDAY, JANUARY 24: You are invited to celebrate the 80th Birthday of Eva Kowalchuk at a Come and Go Tea, 2 - 4 p.m. at Biggar United Church basement. Hosted by her family. Please no gifts, your presence is present enough!


Two and Three-bedroom houses for rent. Close to downtown and school. Fridge and stove included. For viewing call 306-948-3674 or 306-948-9517 or 306-948-7022.


Part-time Detail Person required for Ag/Auto dealership, to wash units and clean interiors, all equipment and cleaning supplies provided. Apply to Scott at Cam-Don Motors, Perdue, SK

Coming Events

SUNDAYS in JANUARY: Presbyterians, Anglicans and Lutherans (PALs) will be worshipping at REDEEMER LUTHERAN Church at 10:30 a.m. January 25, break out your best plaid and help us celebrate Robert Burns and our Presbyterian roots with potluck after service. Everyone is welcome. For more information or pastoral services, phone Pastor Mark Kleiner at 306-948-3731 or 306-951-7122.

SUNDAYS… You are invited to the weekly services of Biggar Associated Gospel Church, corner of 8th and Quebec Street @ 10:50 a.m. Worship will be at 10:50 a.m. Adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. The church office number is 306-948-3424, Terry Wicks, Pastor.

Mondays - Fridays: 1 - 5 p.m., AgriCulture…First Nations history of agriculture now on exhibit in the Credit Union Gallery. Many First Nations artists including Allen Sapp.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2: Donors Choice Annual meeting, 7 p.m. at New Horizons boardroom. Donors Choice Board Members and a Representative from local organizations supported by Donors Choice please, please attend. We need your support!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4: Biggar & District Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, 7 p.m. at Biggar New Horizons.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19: Biggar & District Arts Council presents… "ROYAL WOOD", 7:30 p.m. at The Majestic Theatre, Biggar. Adults/Seniors, $25 (advance, $20); students, 13 and older, $15 (advance $12); children, 12 and under, $5. Advance tickets available at de Moissac Jewellers, Biggar, 306-948-2452.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, SATURDAY, MARCH 21: 7:30 p.m. and SUNDAY, MARCH 22: 2:00 p.m.…New Creation Community Players musical production of "The Addams Family". Reserved seating tickets go on sale Monday, February 9 at The Independent, 122 Main St., Biggar, $20 per person. Visa, MasterCard accepted, 306-948-3344.


Pasture land for rent in R.M. of Eagle Creek. Call for details. 306-948-9186