25 years ago — 1989
Prospect Hill Women’s Institute members, husbands and guests sat down to a delicious Christmas dinner catered to them by the Bryanston United Church. Glen and Eleanor Dawson spoke to them about their recent trip to New Zealand.
The town’s Planning Advisory Committee has recommended approval of an application by Douglas Mason Building Products for permission to build a 24-unit apartment building on the old Arena property on Water Street South.
We See: THAT Gordon Bell, formerly of the St. Marys area, is the recipient of the Addictive Research Foundation’s Provincial Award of Distinction for 1989. The award recognizes Dr. Bell’s lifelong work in addictive treatment.
We See: THAT Lou Cundari of St. Marys recently became a life member with the Stratford Knights of Columbus of which he has been a life member for the last 27 years.
50 years ago — 1964
Notice: The Richardsons Garage and Showroom was to be officially opened earlier this week.
Congratulations go to Mr. Ross Saunders on taking the highest mark in Motor Mechanics recently. (Ebenezer)
Medina, Wildwood and Uniondale schools have students from the Teachers’ College in London this week and are practice teachers under the supervision of the school teachers.
We See: THAT Jack Nairn, a former member of the St. Marys Lincolns, is having a great year with the Greensboro club in North Carolina.
The “Starlette Strutters” made their first appearance in the St. Marys Santa Claus parade this past Saturday. The young girls appeared in their smart green and white uniforms with white fur, and majorette hats adorned with their emblem — the letter ‘S’ centred in a star. The Smith sisters are their instructors.
From Perth County Council: Copies of a Perth County resolution strongly protesting the deactivation of the Perth Regiment will be forwarded to the Minister of National Defense, the Premier of Ontario, and the Hon. J. Waldo Monteith, MP for Perth. Warden David White (Perth) said he proposed the resolution because he had been approached by many in the county who were riled up about the government’s decree.
75 years ago — 1939
Messrs. Gerald and Leon Paul and Bill Switzer were artists on the Ken Sable program over CRFB Toronto this past Sunday.
The community gathering held in Zion school was well attended. Rev. L.C. Harvey of Granton presented his lantern slides on the Canadian West, which were interesting as well as educational. (Zion, Usborne)
Messrs. William Cade, Ernest Hanly, Arthur Bragg and George Nairn attended the Laymen’s Banquet in Mitchell United Church recently. (Zion, Mitchell Road)
During the past week, several large thermometers belonging to merchant storefronts have been destroyed due to acts of vandalism on the part of unknown persons who frequent Queen Street at night.
100 years ago — 1914
Pennies have always been scorned by Western Canadians. When Eaton’s opened up a big store in Winnipeg years ago, they introduced the “copper” to that city, but west of Manitoba the copper is still a novelty. The lowest general currency is 5¢. Over a years ago, a strong effort was made to secure the introduction of the copper which, however, was greeted with ridicule. Now, however, city council has taken the matter in hand, and as a commencement imported a carload of new cents from Winnipeg. In future, odd cents will be given at the city here. It is felt that the innovation will have beneficial effect upon the cost of living.
Rev. A.B. Winchester, of Knox Church, Toronto, was the preacher at First Presbyterian Church last Sunday and delivered two very able sermons. This was the annual Anniversary Service in connection with the Ladies Aid Society. The choir rendered special music. A special offering on behalf of the Ladies Aid was taken at each service. There was no fowl supper on Monday evening, the ladies feeling that it was better to dispense with it this year and have a free-will offering and thus save the ladies of the congregation the work and worry incident to fowl suppers.