To the people of Yorkton back in the late 1940s and 50s, a young man who was born and grew up here, Stan Obodiac, was a bit of a puzzle. He was a really good athlete, and a sometime-writer for the Yorkton Enterprise weekly newspaper. He played hockey, baseball, golf, softball, bowling and soccer. He wrote at least 10 books, several of them while living here as a young man, several of his later ones best sellers.
But the local coffee row didn't quite know what to make of him -- did he have a real job? There is much about him worth telling. There are many sides to the man, and to his life.
No Substitute for Victory on the University of Alberta Peel Library website
Yorkton This Week story written by Stan in 1980 about early life and hockey in Yorkton
Canadian Press story published across Canada on his death in 1984.
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The house on Maple Avenue where Stan grew up as it appeared on Google Streetview in 2013.