Stories from our past-January 27, 2022

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

1912:

  • A number of young folk spent Monday evening at Miss Kathleen Pierson’s home, where an enjoyable time paid the pedestrian for a two mile walk to and from Pleasant Bay.
  •  A load of young folk invaded the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. H. Burris, and enjoyed an informal dance on Thursday evening.
  • Mrs. Frank Hyatt and little daughter Ruth are sick with the grippe and many others have very bad colds.

1952:

  • Two buses full of local people left this morning for Toronto to attend the ice carnival. They return tonight. Don King arranged the trip.
  • The monthly meeting of the Glenora Women’s Association was held at the home of Miss Blanche Lighthall with eight members and four visitors present.
  • Mr. Sven Roth and Mr. Don King called on Mr. Kenneth Hicks Monday evening.

1972:

  • Five year old Jeanette Hepburn was admitted to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital with possible chest injuries sustained in a snow mobile accident.
  • Gale force winds gusting up to more than 60 miles per hour swept the County Tuesday damaging buildings, uprooting trees and stopping ferry service at Glenora.
  • A record profit, more than double that of last year, is shown in the financial statement for Lake Ontario Cement , presented at the annual meeting recently.

1982:

  • Cherry Valley man Fred Jay received a cheque from the Ministry of Revenue for Ontario and was shocked to find that he was supposedly dead, the refund being payable to his estate.
  • The Prince Edward County Agricultural Society Saturday elected Doug Snider president and Mary Huff first vice-president. Both are of RR 1, Bloomfield.
  • Jim Hughes, a Prince Edward County apple grower, accepted the 1982 Golden Apple Award and $300 cheque from Rick Zatorski of the Uniroyal Chemical Co.