Stories from our past – February 27, 2020

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


  • A number of young people gathered at the home of Mr. Will Graham, last Wednesday, as a surprise to him and spent a very pleasant evening.
  • Mr. C. E. Shortt has been engage as milk drawer for the coming season.
  • Miss Arscot and Miss Hooper, of A. Bristol & Son’s returned on Monday from a 10 day stay in Toronto, visiting the various millinery houses, and getting the latest ideas in millinery art.


  • Consecon – Miss Lillian Leveridge of Carrying Place spent Saturday afternoon with her niece an family, Mrs. Arthur Hewton. Visitors from Carrying Place through out the week included Miss MacFudge, Mrs. Hicks and Mrs. Clarke.
  • At the close of the local campaign for Canadian Legion War Services, it’s announced nearly $1,500 has been subscribed by local individuals and firms. Since the Picton allotment was $800, the record reveals this district has “gone over the top” in fine style, nearly doubling the objective.
  • Consecon – The many friends of Miss Agnes Weeks are sorry to hear of her misfortune in falling and dislocating her hip.


  • Last Friday, a frame house on the Waupoos Road belonging to William Semple, R.R. 4, Picton, burned to the ground, ending an existence of probably over a century and a quarter.
  • Gordon Parks of Bloomfield was elected as a director of the Holstein-Friesian Association of Canada at the association’s recent annual meeting at Toronto.
  • The Regent Theatre Stage threw open its curtains for the first time in several years Sunday when it played host to two performances of the Cross Country Jamboree.


  • Final result of the voting in Prince Edward County for the federal election on Monday was as follows: Jack Ellis, Progressive Conservative, 16,901. Ben Prinzen, Liberal, 12,971. Don Wilson, NDP, 6,900. Bill Hawthorne, Independent, 211.
  • The Picton Flyers basketball team came out on top in the Intermediate B Championship in Brockville recently, beating the London, Ont. team 69-54 in the final game.
  • Brad Ireland, of Jane St., Picton gets short-changed on official birthdays. He’s a big strong 20-year-old, but he’s a leap year’s day baby and has had only five official birthdays.