The Steinbach Tribune
Mennonite beginnings in Rosthern, Saskatchewan Canada
For all those who've asked: Why did they go and what really happened?
John Wiebe was a lean tall farmer of 29 who lived on a 13 acre farm near Horndean, Manitoba where he raised sugar beets, sunflower seed and grain. He became one of the 1700 Mennonites who joined the exodus to Paraguay.
The amazing account from the 1951 Maclean's artcile, "The Tragic Trek of the Mennonites".
2022 International Woman’s Day recognizes Helena Peters
This year, International Woman’s Day recognizes Helena Peters. The Tourist Hotel in Steinbach was well known for it’s courteous service and home cooking. The Peters family owned the hotel from 1930-1972. A fact that seems lost on many is that the hotel’s purpose was more than that of a drinking establishment. The hotel had rooms for travelers, offered home cooked meals and also included a barbershop. Helena Peters cooked many a meal behind the stove at the Tourist Hotel and was well recognized as serving some of the best food in Steinbach. On the occasion of International Women’s day 2022,...