25 years ago — 1989
This week’s Journal Argus contains a full page of photos about the Keencrest Orchards apple harvest. Photos are by Darlene Doupe.
Blanshard Township residents are adjusting well to the new Blue Box program. Everyone seems pleased with the response, says Township Clerk Marion Jacques.
Dr. Sue Hiscock entered into family practice this spring with her father, Dr. Jim Hiscock, at the Family Medical Centre on Wellington Street South in St. Marys. Drs. John Pook and Bill Myers also operate out of this Medical Centre.
The Township of West Nissouri and Police Village of Thorndale were advertising for “Tenders for snow removal.”
McLean-Taylor Construction, Ltd., of St. Marys, will build a floodwall for the Town at a cost of approximately $613,187, engineering costs included.
At the regular meeting of Hillcrest Rebekah Lodge, Noble Grand Isa Rabbets and Vice Grand Norma Blair conducted opening ceremonies. Orders were placed for the “Rebekah Rose” that had been developed by Sheridan Nurseries in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Rebekah Assembly.
50 years ago — 1964
Some months ago, the Retail Merchants Association offered a $500 prize for the best slogan suggestion for the Town of St. Marys. There were a good number of suggestions submitted by citizens of St. Marys. However, representatives from Council, PUC, Retail members decided to stay with “The Town Worth Living In.”
We See: THAT there was lots of flying activity at the Cal Martin field at Glengowan over the weekend.
We See: THAT according to reliable reports, all machinery, office equipment and furniture in the Maxwell plant on James Street South will be put up for public auction early in November.
The Uniondale correspondent reported several new buildings and additions in that neighbourhood. The foundation for the new barn on the Wayne Smith farm; the steel roof has been put on the Sheldon Fuller new livestock barn; and work is progressing on the new barn being built by Allan Slater on the south side of the Slater barn. (Uniondale)
75 years ago — 1939
Four schools in Blanshard Township — Rannoch, Anderson, Salem and Science Hill — put on a creditable school fair at Rannoch recently. Mr. R.E. White, Agricultural Representative, and Mr. Norman McCully, took charge of the livestock and agricultural items.
The Ladies Aid packed and shipped a valuable bale to Espanola, in northern Ontario, this week. (Bryanston)
Our minds are naturally so filled with the war that some important happenings in Canada are not receiving much notice. For instance: For the first time in about 10 years, the Western Provinces have harvested a good crop. It is the fifth largest crop on record. (Editorial Jottings)
The new PUC building is at the last step of completion as “Fine Glass Front” is installed. Contractor Joseph Patterson is beginning to have a more relaxed look on his face. In a week or two the office, trucks, waterworks and meter equipment will be installed to form a concentrated hive of industry.
100 years ago — 1914
The trustees of St. Marys Public School are anxious to have the opinions of the citizens as to the advisability of giving the new school a special name. They are anxious to have a suitable name sent into the Secretary, Mr. Carmen, by Saturday evening. Some may prefer to have the school called the Central School. If this meets with general approval, the trustees will be only too glad to so name it. Let them know your wishes in this matter.
“It’s a Long Way to Tipperary” has become the marching song of the British Army and it is not widely known in this country so we print the words here. (The lyrics were printed.) It is a splendid aria and Kiltie Bob has had repeated requests to play it on different occasions when filling engagements. Verse 2 reads:
Paddy wrote a letter to his Irish Molly-O,
Saying “should you not receive it, write and let me know.
If I make mistakes in spelling, Molly dear,” said he,
“Remember it’s the pen that’s bad, don’t lay the blame on me.”