Stories from our past-September 15, 2022

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

1912:

  • The Director of Sophiasburgh Agricultural Society are determined their fair on October 12th will be better than ever, not sparing time or money.
  • The preliminary test of the Lake on the Mountain at Glenora to ascertain to what extent permanent power of large horse-power exists has been made.
  • Nature’s elements were at war on Thursday evening when the fiercest electrical storm that has been seen here for some time was the result.

1952:

  • Mr. and Mrs. William H. Allison of Bethel celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on Sunday.
  • Next Wednesday all roads lead to Milford for the annual fair. With a full afternoon program opening with a parade at one o’clock and a gala, a great time is expected.
  • At the last meeting of the high school district school board on Monday, Mr. Sidney Owen was appointed Assistant Principal.

1972:

  • The second year of Project S.W.E.E.P., a supplementary employment program set up by the Ministry of Natural Resources, has drawn to a close.
  • A warning to the villagers of Wellington to boil drinking water after a high bacteria level was found in the municipal water supply could end soon.
  • Greenbush-about fifty relatives and friends gathered Tuesday evening to chivaree Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wager R.R.4.

1982:

  • In a split vote Tuesday, Picton Council denied permission to Scott’s Chicken Villa to add a non-rotating illuminated bucket display above the existing sign.
  • A motion by the Fire and Emergency Committee requesting council establish fire routes with a proper bylaw raised the question of parking and routes across private property.
  • The population of Picton will show a slight, but steady decline in the future, continuing a trend that has developed over six years.