Days Gone By

1 Yr. – June 9, 2017

Lots of fun was had on Saturday, June 3 at the Cromer Community Barbecue. Children’s activities included stick horse rodeo events, races, bouncy castle and face painting…Reston Rockets Home Opener was played against the Virden Oilers on June 4…Update from the Manitoba Burrowing Owl Recovery Program. On May 3, we transferred seven pairs of Burrowing Owls to three release sites in Turtle Mountain and West Souris River Conservation Districts.

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10 Yrs. – June 7, 2008

Congratulations to Stephen Vandenberghe on his Bachelor of Education degree with great distinction. Stephen also received a silver medal for his academic performance for senior years with a grade point average of 3.92. Stephen accepted a teaching position in The Pas…Ranchers Welding is holding an open house on Friday June 20…The International Peace Gardens will be having a “Day of Planting” in June. This is an opportunity for Canadians and Americans to work together in a joint project.

20 Yrs. – June 9, 1998

Reston Merchants planned Family Day for Friday, June 12th with a Walking Poker Derby, Town Wide Garage Sales and Evening Shopping…Reston Bakery held it Grand Opening June 12 and LB’s Grand Opening was June 11th… Gladys Mason of Reston had her name drawn to win $10,000 on the Health Science Centre Foundation “The Goodlife Lottery.”

30 Yrs. – June 8, 1988

Reston’s waterlines were flushed for the first time in 25 years by forcing sponge rubber pigs through them with water pressure. The Reston Lions will celebrate 25 years of service to the community on June 11th when the members and guests will enjoy a social and dance.

40 Yrs. – June 1, 1978

Guthrie and Bulloch advertised GIC’s for five year terms at 9 3/4%..We have had excellent seeding conditions and so far have received 3 ½ inches of rain…Guthrie and Bulloch advertised G.I.C.’s for five year terms at 9 3/4%.

50 Yrs. – June 13, 1968

The largest crowd for some years attended the Reston $1,500 street bingo on Friday night.

60 Yrs. – June 12, 1958

The first rain of the season fell on Monday when .42 inches was recorded…Reston C. of C. have asked that a regular garbage pickup service be instituted in Reston.

70 Yrs. – June 7, 1948

Reston captured first place in the $375 Legion Tournament. It was the first tournament a Reston club has won at home for many years…The arrival of a new line marking crew on Wednesday for the rural electrification program in the Reston district.

80 Yrs. – June 16, 1938

The Reston Tennis Club is sponsoring a tournament June 18th. For non-members the entry fee is .25¢..Pipestone and Napinka played to a scoreless tie in five innings at Pipestone on Wednesday. Pipestone: C. Hopkins, B. Sumpton, J. Fairburn, V. Piett, L. Carey, R. Fairbairn, C. Forke, Craig and J. MacIntyre.

90 Yrs. – June 9, 1928

Archbishop Sinott, of St. Bonfice conducted the service on Sunday when St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Tilston was blessed. Departmental exams started this week and students are already regretting that they did not make better use of their time during the school term.

100 Yrs. – June 7, 1918

The G.S. Munro Co. have Athletic Oxfords for men and boys at $1.10 per pair. They have black rubber soles. The Manitoba Hardware and Lumber Co. have purchased the Lockhart property on Reston’s Main Street and are now busy putting it in first class shape…Jas H. Delong’s busy store is offering toasted corn flakes at .10¢ a package and Kellogg’s Crumbles at the same price.

110 Yrs. – June, 1908

The frost on June 8th damaged the crops along the Jackson Creek...A number of flocks of ducks have been seen, every slough having one or more broods. The birds will be able to take to the wing soon.

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