The Steinbach Tribune

Mennonite beginnings in Rosthern, Saskatchewan Canada

Mennonite beginnings in Rosthern, Saskatchewan Canada

Our first impression of this entire area was hardly encouraging. As far as we could see the earth was blackened and not a blade of grass was in sight since a prairie fire had swept over the area.

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For all those who've asked: Why did they go and what really happened?

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".

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Did somebody say Faspa?! Break out the butter, jam and tweibach..wie ha jast!

Did somebody say Faspa?! Break out the butter, jam and tweibach..wie ha jast!

 The more "deluxe "faspa was generally reserved for Sunday jast

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2022 International Woman’s Day recognizes Helena Peters

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,...

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