25 years go – 1989
NOTICE- POSITIVELY NO SNOWMOBILING will be allowed on the St. Marys Golf Course property. Offenders will be prosecuted.
The Downtown Pontiac and St. Marys Journal Argus sponsored a large advertisement – “Canned Operation” – Give a little to Sally Ann this Christmas and together we’ll give a lot. (The Downtown Pontiac branch and the Journal Argus will match all goods donated.)
Pictured in this week’s Journal Argus is Mayor Gerry Teahen as he cuts the ribbon to formerly open Easy Lift Doors, a new company located on James Street South. Also pictured is company manager Andrew Stinnissen and his wife.
Also pictured in this week’s J.A. are Laura Hardeman, Robert Damen, and Karen Foster who were recipients of desk sets after completing 12 4-H projects.
50 years ago – 1964
Recently a unique gift came to the St. Marys Museum. It is the original console from the Casavant organ, which was dedicated in the St. Marys Methodist Church in May 1907. In the next fifty years it gave musical service to the St. Marys Church. In 1957 the console was removed by the Keates Organ Company in Acton, and so the console has been stored for seven years by the president of the company, Mr. Bert Keates, who is a personal friend of Mr. Peter Hall. The console was delivered by an employee of the Keates Organ Co. right to the Museum door by Mr. Ball.
NOTICE: CARMAN DANNS BARBER SHOP, GRANTON moved across street to first house south of Tuttle’s Garage. Open all day Wednesday.
75 years ago – 1939
Very few Stonetown citizens are acquainted with the names of all the streets within St. Marys which would perhaps lead to the suggestion of street name signs as a 1940 project for the town council to carry out. Most everyone is acquainted with Queen Street and Church Street and even a stranger could guess the situation of Water Street, but when it comes to Albert, Arthur, Cain, and Peliasier Street even some elderly citizens scratch their skulls. For instance, Rodgers Street, which runs through Copeland Heights parallel to the south of Elizabeth Street. It is marked on the map but was never laid out in travel shape. “Lover’s Lane,” the lonely stretch running behind Hutton Park south of Thomas Street, is really Long Street. Only on the map. Attractive street marking signs would certainly be a good investment for St. Marys.
Mr and Mrs Alex Binkle and family of New Hamburg were recent guests at the home of Mr and Mrs J. W. Mills when many friends and neighbours met to honour Alex Binkle, now in the King’s uniform. (Avonbank)
Who’s Who: Some of the businesses who were advertising in the Business Directory: St. Marys Motor Sales, E. Constable, Prop. Queen St. E.; Sentry Auto Stores, J.H. Cox, manager. Queen St.; R. Humphreys and Sons, Kirkton and St. Marys, bread, cakes, and pastries- Home delivery service.
C. Richardson and Co. had a display of their products at the Ontario Dairyman’s Association at the Royal York Hotel, Toronto, recently.
Lieut. Harold Snelgrove and four other of the Perth Regiment left for Ottawa this week to take a few weeks physical training course. (News Around Town)
100 years ago – 1914
From Town Council: Councillor White thought that a number of lights should be placed on Victoria Bridge, the same as are on the Church Street Bridge. A motion was made that a lighting system be made.
Mayor Butcher brought up the question of organizing a home guard. A number of citizens had approached him in this matter and were anxious to have one formed. It was agreed by Council that the suggestion was a good one. The mayor was authorized to call a public meeting to form a home guard.
A few advertisements from the Want Ad Column — Wanted: 500 bags of potatoes, clean, dry, white stock- Dickson’s Ltd; Stoves for sale – Four or five splendid heaters, Apply to Clive and Burt; Youth wanted- For general office work. Apply at Maxwell’s Ltd.; Wanted- A maid to do general housework. Apply to Mrs. Jerry White, Queen St., East Ward; To rent- Offices and rooms over the stores of A.H. Lofft and Co.
THE FORD COUPELET: A large ad- picture included of a Ford Coupelet. A car of style in a class by itself. Beauty in design, rich in appointments (and more). Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited. (O’Brien Bros. Agents. St. Marys.)
St. Marys and Blanchard Township have no reason to be ashamed of their record in regards to the Belgian Relief Fund. The energetic committee did their work cheerfully, thoroughly, and quickly. In most instances the people responded splendidly and the work of the canvassers was, for the most part, a delight. The rail car was parked and sealed ready for its journey and contained 500 bags of flour purchased from the St. Marys Flour Milling Company. Eighty bales of clothing. Also hams, potatoes, maple syrup, etc. Many of the goods were entirely new. The blankets, quilts, and bedding were especially fine.