Stories from our past-February 17, 2022

1912:

  • After a week of somewhat milder weather, Jack Frost returned with a vengeance on Sunday. Monday, the thermometer dropped to ten below zero and kept very cold all day.
  • Many of the country roads are now in bad condition for driving. A man driving from Cherry Valley to Picton counted 145 pitch-holes. This is characteristic of the general condition.
  • Wellington-Mrs. Pheobe Rorabeck has returned from staying a month with her brother at Lindsay. She also visited Mrs. Lane and Mrs. VanAlstine at Port Hope.

1952:

  • Mrs. W.D.Ruttan, a Picton native, marks her 101st birthday on February 17th. She was an active worker for the late Nellie McClung for women’s suffrage.
  • County Warden Calvin Hughes placed a wreath at the County Memorial during a service of mourning for King George VI.
  • Picton Collegiate Dramatic Club is rehearsing the play “Take Care of my Little Girl”.

1972:

  • South Marysburgh Township moved Monday night to set up a formal fire protection system, naming township resident Arthur Ford as fire chief.
  • Another successful smorgasbord was held by the Picton Chapter O.E.S. on Monday. Door prizes were won by Mrs. Hazel Aman and Mrs. Shirley Hambly.
  • Greenbush-Congratulations to Ann Clarke, Snow Queen for 1972. Nice to know a Greenbush girl is honored.

1982:

  • The Ministry of Environment is worried that a planned quarry expansion in Hillier Township might harm Limestone Creek and cause problems with residential wells.
  • Mrs. Nellie Cockburn attended the Presbyterian W.M.S. meeting at Miss Chrissie Mitchell’s, Maple Villa, on Thursday.
  • Mrs. Flo Bell has been at the home of her daughter in Frankford, staying with the family while they are on holiday.