Looking Back -- Mar. 17, 2010
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Looking Back -- Mar. 17, 2010

St. Marys Journal Argus

Ten years ago - 2000A special new sign has been erected at St. Marys Memorial Hospital to help commemorate the Hospital's 50th anniversary this year. To highlight the new signs, a few members from one local family with close ties to the hospital posed for photos recently. They are Dr. Bill Davis, his daughter Lynn, a radiographer and ultra-sonographer and Dr. Bob Davis. The lower right corner of the sign will feature upcoming events to help celebrate the Hospital's 50th.We See - that the Curling Club is holding an Open House with coming Saturday.Perth Country Crime Stoppers needs your help to solve an alarming increase in the number of damaged mailboxes. In February there was in excess of 21 reports of vandals damaging mailboxes in Downie, Ellice and Fullarton Townships. 25 years ago - 1985The Perth County Board of Education has approved spending $131,500 on computer education this year, which will see 62 I CON computer placed throughout the five high schools in Perth County.  The I CON computer is the machine the Ministry of Education has made to its specifications. The actual cost of the computer package is $224,125, but the Ministry of Education pays 80 per cent of the price, leaving the Board with a cost of $61,872.Notice - Blanshard Municipal Telephone System would like to inform all customers of the Sebringville exchange that, commencing immediately, a change will occur for that exchange. AS of this date all seven digits must be dialed for local calls.Paula and Annette Droog have returned from Thunder Bay with two medals each after competing in the Ontario Winter Games.50 years ago -- 1960 Renovations have started on North Ward Public School. Cost is set at $119,967, the Public School Board announced at its last meeting. The report of Public School Inspector Edwards reported that the standard of teaching was well above average. He mentioned the advantage given by the use of North Ward Schools as a senior public school. He commended the excellent work of Principal Miss Julia MacIntyre and Vice Principal Burton Morgan. 75 years ago - 1935The snappy scarlet and blue uniforms for the 2nd Battalion Machine Gun Band were received at the Armouries on Water Street. It is only a matter of a short time until the band, which has been practicing under the direction of Band Sergt. Wm. Johnston, will be appearing in their new uniforms of blue trouser and scarlet tunics. There is little doubt that St. Marys will now have the best outfitted band, which has been seen here since the days of the Maxwell Maple Leaf and the Cement Company Kiltie Band.S.S. NO. 13, West Nissouri School report: Jr. IV - Jim Pickel, Dick Bayness; Sr. 111, Wilbur Facey, Harold Pickel, Eric Richardson, Alma Cooper, Billy Blanshard, Leonard Wakem, Lorne Atwell; Jr. III, Verna Cooper; II, Hazel Weir, Verna Drake, Eldon Richardson, Wilma Wakem; Sr. Primer, Murray Atwell, Sara Louise Davis, Stanley Facey; Jr. Primer, Beverley Riddell. Alice M. McMaster, Teacher. 100 years ago - 1910Our St. Marys Schools - the first authentic records of our St. Marys Schools is June 25, 1868, with the subject under discussion was the securing of a site for a new school. The benefits of centralization and a modern school building was fully recognized by these educated fathers for the town for in face of great opposition, they resolved that the stone school and lock-up school should be abandoned as unsuitable for school purposes. Fifty years later, these buildings were again in use. They resolved to build a new Central School, which would be up-to-date, provide the needed additional accommodation, and be under the direct supervision of a male principal.

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