Days Gone By

1 Yr. – Dec. 22, 2017

Reston School Kindergarten to Grade 6 students presented a Canadian 150 Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 14, at 7:00 p.m…A new 16 Passenger Handi-Van for the RM of Pipestone made possible by investments from the Government of Canada, the Government of Manitoba, and the RM of Pipestone…A nice crowd gathered at the Reston & District Library, as Alva Williams, originally from the Woodnorth area, gave a reading of her book, “Freedom for Edna”…Residents and their invited guests were treated to a Christmas evening at the Willow View PCH, on Wednesday, December 13.

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10 Yrs. – Dec. 20, 2008

The West Souris River Conservation District’s Conservation Award recognizes and honours families from our watershed community that have demonstrated a commitment to conservation and our environment. The 2008 recipients are David and the late Irma Braddell…Fred Greig was the winner of the “You know You’re From Manitoba When…” contest with “School is cancelled from a blizzard, you finish your Christmas shopping in Brandon and score the winning goal in your hockey game, all in the same day.”… The first phase of the Rest’n Inn’s expansion project was delivered with a four room modular unit on the commercial lots of the RM of Pipestone’s new sub division…Rest’n Inn celebrated their 1st Anniversary…Todd and Aimee Sobry are proud to announce the safe arrival of their son, Carter Jason Sobry…Meghan Caldwell decided to donate her long locks to Wigs for Kids out of St. Catherine’s, Ontario.

20 Yrs. – Dec. 22, 1998

Santa Claus made a Grand Entrance on Saturday evening, December 12th at the Sinclair Community Hall much to the delight of the youngsters…Bryon Ludlum was the guest of honour at a surprise dinner in honour of the 25 years Bryon has worked for the Virden Autobody as their painter.

30 Yrs. – Dec. 14, 1988

The Calf Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Blonde d’ Aquitaine Female at the 1988 Canadian Western Agribition held in Regina was Crocus Hill Farm owned by Fred and Hazel Stonehouse.

40 Yrs. – Dec. 14, 1978

Ivor Davies with Dave Jones, Harvey Granger, Lloyd Rhodes won the first competition at the Melita Sr. Spiel…The La Salle Hotel in Antler, SK announced their newly installed steak pit, come and cook your steaks to your taste.

50 Yrs. – Dec. 5, 1968

Jack Guthrie was re-elected as president of the Pipestone Albert Ag Society. Mrs. Irene Smeltz was elected pres, of the ladies’ section.

60 Yrs. – Jan. 8, 1959

An unusual occurrence in Reston on Monday, when a team of horses ran away. They were the dray team belonging to Reubin Johnston. No serious damage was done.

70 Yrs. – Dec. 16, 1948

The Reston curling season will be opened with a local bonspiel next Friday, entry fee is 50¢. Fees for the year are $10.00 and $5.00 for country curlers.

80 Yrs. – Jan. 5, 1949

Antler orchestra tried to buck the snowdrifts on Friday night to supply the music at the Masonic Hall but found it too great a task and reluctantly telephoned their regret and disappointment.

90 Yrs. – Not Available

100 Yrs. – Dec. 12, 1918

Owing to the lack of frosty weather in preparing the rink for use has been delayed…All men who were sent over to Britain to do war work, will with their dependants be allowed free transportation home to this side, which constrains to a returned soldier to ask why those who took all the risks for $1.10 per day are not extended the same privilege.

110 Yrs. – Dec. 10, 1908

The Canadian Pacific Railway is offering bargain fares to the west, the return fare being single fare plus $2.00.

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