Resident for 5 decades moves out

Roger Holmes and his son Peter from Wainwright, Alta., were at the News office on July 4 to load up the old Heidelberg press, which has been at the Wadena News around 50 years.

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Roger will park it in an airplane hangar for now and plans to employ it for “tinkering” on small printing projects after he retires from the Star Press.

The press was used to number and perforate commercial work, such as lottery tickets and invoices, up until 2005 or so.

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Because the Heidelberg weighs about one tonne, Peter, pictured here, and his dad were assisted by Laird Lappi of Wadena Building Supplies, who put a forklift to use.

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