Stories from our Past Jan. 23 2020

Each week, the Gazette looks back on stories from the past. Here is what happened this week, by year…


  • Hillier – There is quite a scarcity of teachers in Hillier, two or three sections being vacant. Mrs. William Foster is teaching in S.S. No. 8, at present.
  • On Tuesday afternoon about 4 o’clock, George N. Whattam and Charles Dainard were crushed to death by a falling tree, on the farm of Mrs. Ackerman, widow of the late Richard Ackerman, Hill Top, South Marysburgh.
  • Consecon – The ladies of Consecon assembled at the home of Mrs. George Waddell to give her a surprise. They spent a very nice time with music and other amusments.


  • A car owned by Arthur Allison broke through the ice just out a short distance from the ferry dock at Adolphustown. The driver, Belfour Allison, and his brother, Percy were the only occupants. They got out of the car just as the back wheels went through the ice.
  • Two smashing games of hockey blew the lid off the Wellington and District loop when the Wellington A’s scored a 4-1 victory over Picton, and Consecon snatched a 5-4 win over Wellington in the church league.
  • Huff’s Island – The ladies of the island turned out well for the Jan. Meeting of the W.I. At Mrs. E. Hall’s. A very interesting program was presented with excellent papers by Mrs. C. Sprague, Rev. E. N. Grant and Mrs. c. Holmes.


  • The Canadian Council on Hospital Accreditation has just now advised that the council has again awarded Accreditation status to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. This award is the result of a recent visit to the Hospital by a field staff representative and a further assesment by the Board of Directors of the Council.
  • The Women’s Hospital Auxiliary, which sponsored the Blood Donor Clinic Wed., has announced there were 153 donors, besides nine rejects.
  • The 1970 Belleville-Picton directory, which includes Prince Edward County, was shipped from Montreal. Bell manager Bob Carleton, said over 82,000 have been printed in all.


  • Picton’s Nye TV and Repair ladies’ hockey club took top honors in a tournament played in Havelock Sun., with a three win no loss record.
  • Picton Town police were called to a disturbance on Bridge Street early morning and later the police cruiser was involved in a chase of a car towards Glenora. The OPP Had a cruiser near Vince’s Sweet Shoppe when the car apparently stopped and then backed up and smashed into the OPP vehicle.
  • Ameliasburgh – The two local hockey teams viz, the Sons of Rest and the Neversweats, played a friendly game at the skating rink resulting in a victory for the former by a score on 6-5.