Stories from our past-October 20, 2022

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

1912:

  • Messrs. George Clarke and John B. Gatenbee, representing a Rochester syndicate, have purchased Nicholson’s Island, now called Aman’s Island.
  • We had the opportunity to visit the Demorestville Fair last weekend. The morning opened very unfavourably, accompanied with considerable appearance of showers.
  • On Monday, Mr. James Bedborough who lives down near the cemetery came into town with a set of Indigenous relics, which he had just turned up on his farm. One was the frontal bone of a human skull, with some attachments, and a right femoral of thigh bone.

1952:

  • Mr. H. Montgomery, Carrying Place, was admitted to Belleville hospital on Friday, suffering from injuries sustained in a fall form a hay mow.
  • A host of friends throughout the county mourn the death of Mrs. Fred Bongard, who passed away at her home at Milford Saturday afternoon.
  • Beaver are making their home at the Outlet, Bruce Martin reports. It is believed there is a pair living there.

1972:

  • The third meeting of Greenbush Decorators, “Accessories for the Bedroom” was held at the home of Mrs. Russell Head last weekend.
  • Bloomfield Reeve Allan Anderson wants signs designating Prince Edward County on the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway as well as Highway 2.
  • Mrs. Dorothy Rutter journeyed to Toronto, thence by plane from Malton to New York Airport for a week to visit Mr. and Mrs. John Morrison.

1982:

  • A planning committee for the East Prince Edward UCW fall rally was held in the Cherry Valley United Church Hall this past Tuesday.
  • Prince Edward County Community Care for seniors second annual variety show will get under way at 8 p.m. this Friday.
  • Ameliasburgh Township has finally found the lost portion of old Highway 33, the road nobody seems to own.