Days Gone By

1 Yr. – Dec. 1, 2017

The Reston & District Library is pleased to announce that Alva Williams, author of “Freedom for Edna: A daughter’s story of her mother’s difficult life” will be in Reston…Aaron and Hiedi Smith of Hometown Lumber & Supply in Reston have a nice selection of Christmas trees and wreaths for sale, plus everything you need to decorate them…Curtis Campbell and Janelle Desrochers of Reston are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Madelynn Elizabeth, born on October 31, 2017…Reston Renegades hosted the Virden Golden Bears for an exciting Home Opener.

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10 Yrs. – Nov. 29, 2008

Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, along with Tundra Oil & Gas Partnership were pleased to announce Monday, November 24, 2008 a state of the art oil recovery pilot project in the Sinclair Oil Field…RCI 2009 Travel Club hosted a successful craft sale on November 22. Twelve tables were present, some exhibitors included Party Lite, Shirley Paton’s Jams and Jellies, Patti Cakes, Avon, Pampered Chef. The 2009 Travel Club’s raised money for their trip to London, Paris and Barcelona this upcoming spring break…John and Verna Olenick of Reston were nominated and chosen for the Manitoba Council on Aging 2008 Recognition Award for outstanding contributions to seniors of Manitoba.

20 Yrs. – Dec. 1, 1998

The Parent Advisory Council of RCI held their annual Craft Sale on Saturday, November 21…Ranchers Welding of Cromer held an open house and Customer Appreciation Day…Deanna Gail Irwin, daughter of Lynn and Gail, of Sinclair graduated from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, with a Travel Counseling Diploma.

30 Yrs. – Nov. 23, 1988

Russ Ellis was presented with a plaque for 11 years of service as a grain buyer for Manitoba Pool in Reston. He has accepted a position with MB Pool in Selkirk…Grand Opening ceremonies for the Willow View Solarium were held. The Ribbon cutting was handled by Jessie Jackson and Ted Mayert…The Bed & Breakfast is now open at the Gonzaga’s Farm.

40 Yrs. – Nov. 23, 1978

An Award of Merit certificate has been awarded to Mrs. Inez McMorran on behalf of the Atmospheric Environment Service of Canada is recognition of 25 years of service as volunteer Climatogical Observers.

50 Yrs. – Nov. 28, 1968

About 200 attended the entertainment in the Collegiate Auditorium on Friday night in aid of the Minor Hockey Committee.

60 Yrs. – Nov. 27, 1958

The worst storm for many years struck on Monday and Tuesday when nine inches of snow fell blocking the highways and preventing the mail trucks from getting through.

70 Yrs. – Dec. 2, 1948

D.L. McLish has sold his business and home in Pipestone to Frank Patmore.

80 Yrs. – Dec. 1, 1938

A petition has been largely signed in Albert Municipality to have the municipality centre moved from Tilston to Broomhill.

90 Yrs. – Not Available

100 Yrs. – Nov. 23, 1918

Many are taking advantage of the lack of snow and are skating on the Pipestone Creek…There is an election for Reeve for the RM of Pipestone with the contestants being Reeve A.E. Smith and Ex Reeve W.H. Donald.

110 Yrs. – Dec. 3, 1908

It is expected that the town phones will be put in at an early date. Workmen are still busy digging holes for the rural lines.

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