Stories from our past-December 1, 2022

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

1912:

  • Mr. John Anderson of Mountain View, who is undergoing treatment at the hospital in Belleville owing to a gunshot to the eye during a match at Rednersville, is recovering.
  • Surveyors have been at work in the county making a survey for a proposed electric railway line.
  • The Ameliasburgh Orchestra, accompanied by a number of our young people, took in the dinner made by the Ladies’ Aid of St. John’s Church.

1952:

  • Prince Edward farmers welcomed the announcement b y the United States Government that the embargo on livestock will be lifted next March, provided there is no more foot and mouth disease in Canada.
  • A timely alarm saved the life of Harley Brummell, 5, when he fell into a cistern at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Brummell.
  • Santa Claus comes to Picton next Saturday. Parade leaves Talbot Street at 11:30 a.m. The route will go down Main Street to Legion Hall, where floats will disband.

1972:

  • Pinecrest Memorial School was well filled on Thursday evening for open house and the showing of Artario.
  • Mrs. Hero Smart, Penetang, and Mrs. Millie Potter, Vancouver, were Saturday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Dodds.
  • This Sunday, Service of Morning Prayer and Sunday School in St. Andrews Church. The sermon topic, “The Christian and Drugs”.

1982:

  • Allisonville-Mrs. Bill Blackman, Wellington, had lunch with Mrs. Rena Istead on Friday.
  • Ruth Kleinsteuber was hostess for the November meeting of the Mount Pleasant Willing Workers.
  • Local families of Jehovah’s Witnesses are making plans to attend their two day circuit convention.