Each week, the Gazette looks back on stories from the past. Here is what happened this week, by year…
- Richard Trumpour, the successful tenderer for street sprinkling this season, started on his rounds last week.
- The fourth annual district meeting of the Women’s Institute of Prince Edward County was held in the Baptist Church, Picton.
- Rodmond Palen Roblin, Premier of Manitoba and son of James Roblin, Fish Lake, one of Prince Edward’s sons who have already gone high on the ladder of fame, has been knighted.
- County Constable James Lovelace pulled out his gun and was ready for action when he suspected a bank robbery was under way at the Bank of Commerce in Bloomfield. In fact, a driver had just fallen asleep at the wheel at about 4:30 a.m.
- There were 227 sheep dipped and treated in a demonstration at the farm of Ken Wood, Bowermans.
- Jimmy Davies’ new six-piece band was delighting crowds attending the weekly dances at the Palace of the Moon, Outlet Beach.
- Natural Resources Minister Leo Bernier has refused to give the Ontario Legislature information earlier promised about the continued removal of sand from dunes adjacent to Sandbanks Prov. Park.
- To “open doors” rather than “fill slots” is one of the main aims of the technical education program at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute.
- Permission has been granted by Prince Edward County Board of Education for art students at PECI to pain a mural on the entrance hallway of their school.
- A Wellington man had his right forearm severed Wednesday morning while working on a grinder at Quinte Meats.
- All 10 municipalities in Prince Edward County have been allocated more than $41,000 in provincial monies should they choose to participate in the Ontario Municipal Employment Program.
- The election of officers for the 1982-1983 term on the Milford Fair Board took place at the annual meeting in South Bay United Church.