The Body in the Haystack

It was about 5:00AM on Thursday, January 14, 1915 that Michael Penno heard a team come into the yard and went outside to see what was going on. He assumed he’d find his brother-in-law, Henry Jeskie (also spelled Henry Gesky in some articles) and his friend, Andreas Neumann. They’d left the previous morning on theContinue reading “The Body in the Haystack”

A Bargain is A Bargain: The Shooting of Barrett Henderson

On August 15, 1906, Richard Koch, a farmer from Sedley, was driving to Regina with one of his neighbours, Benjamin Dick. As they came upon the farm of Josiah Gilbert, some twelve miles south-east of Regina, they saw a man running towards their buggy, waving his hands and shouting for them to hold on. BehindContinue reading “A Bargain is A Bargain: The Shooting of Barrett Henderson”

The Shooting of Frederick L. Stewart

On the morning of Monday, June 20, 1904, Frederick L. Stewart was in the fields, doing some ploughing on the homestead of his daughter, Edna Goodpasture, near Eagle Creek, west of Saskatoon. He was not a welcome visitor there. A few months previous, on April 4th, his wife, Manda Stewart, had separated from him. SheContinue reading “The Shooting of Frederick L. Stewart”

Tragedy at the Brady Farm

On the morning of Tuesday, February 28, 1933, Norman Ballantyne noticed something odd. His neighbour’s farm was mysteriously quiet. Not a soul stirred about the place, and is it was getting on 9:30, he took it upon himself to go investigate. The farm belonged to William Brady. He’d lived in the Moose Mountain district nearContinue reading “Tragedy at the Brady Farm”

The Trial of Mary Charlotte Smith

Duck Lake, Saskatchewan On the morning of Monday, May 20, 1935, Mrs. Caroline Fisher went to the home of Frank and Charlotte Smith. She did some work for the Smiths and arrived at their small cottage on the south end of Duck Lake at her usual time of 7:00AM. She knocked on the door, thenContinue reading “The Trial of Mary Charlotte Smith”