Fifty years and he keeps on clipping

Martin Schneider outside his shop

Martin Schneider outside his shop

Martin Schneider of Bentley just passed his 50th anniversary in the barber business.

Schneider opened shop April 17, 1961 after purchasing the business from Tom Pye who was retiring as the Bentley village barber for health reasons, and he has been in business in the same shop on main street Bentley clipping ever since.

On Tuesday, April 19, after just getting back Sunday night from a week in Kenora, Ont. Supporting the Bentley Generals in their quest to win the Allan Cup, Schneider put in another full day with well-wishers stopping by for a hair trim or just to catch up on the latest local news.