25 years ago — 1990
Councillor Bryan Shaw reports that the town’s new street sweeper has been fitted with mufflers to reduce the noise it initially made.
Monday Euchre: High score — Myrtle Waghorn; lone hands — Myrtle Knapton. Tuesday 500: Eleanor Murphy, David White; Thursday Contract Bridge: Susue Martin, Jean Brown. Thursday Shuffleboard winners: Ewart Crago, Bob Finnie, Anne Grant, Anna Armstrong, LaVerne Rodd and Jack Grant. (Friendship Centre news)
West Nissouri Road Superintendent Glen Clark retired from his position after 28 years.
50 years ago — 1965
Mayor W.H. Somerville just announced that the entire plant and property of Maxwell Limited in St. Marys has been purchased by Fleury-Bissell Implements Limited of Elora.
Two St. Marys young men registered this fall at the School of Embalming, Toronto, are Frank Ball and Bill Gregory.
We See: THAT local General Motors car dealers and sales staff were in Toronto early this week for the pre-showing of the new 1966 cars. This includes members of the Richardson and Vanexan Motors staff.
We See: THAT construction is now underway on a new home for Al Duesbury on Waterloo Street.
75 years ago — 1940
Chief of Police J.S. McArthur, who has been in charge of the gun registration in St. Marys, has over 340 weapons registered so far.
The patrons on the mail route were five hours late in receiving their mail on Tuesday owing to the engine on the night way freight having a tire come off. (Kelly’s)
Neil Nutt has taken a position in London. His place at the J.D. Moore Egg Station is being taken by Allan Stewart.
Motorists entering St. Marys are now made aware that the Stonetown has a Lions Club, as new signs have been erected at the east and west approaches to town.
100 years ago — 1915
The public school grant for Blanshard this year is $986.25; for Downie $616.70; for Fullarton $627.25.
Henderson and Billings were, as usual, among the big prize-winners in the poultry department at the Toronto Exhibition. They won five 1sts, six 2nds, three 3rds and two 4ths.
A vote is coming on the 28th whether to install street lighting in the village. (Granton)