Days Gone By

1 Yr. – Jan. 19, 2018

Mike, Darek and Stephen Vandenberghe of VanCo Building Supplies and RTM Sales said VanCo is steadily expanding, presently they have added design and drafting services to the company. They are hoping to be soon selling floorplans through their website. “We are cutting back on building supplies and concentrating more on building homes…Three skaters from Reston Figure Skating Club participated in the Virden Fun Skate: Kylie Hack, Halle Duncan, Hanna Wray…Manson Moir assisted by Dee McKinley and Beth Anderson and opened the Time Capsules during the Canada 150 Celebration held January 13 in the Tilston Hall…The event was hosted by the Tilston Community Club.

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10 Yrs. – Jan. 17, 2009

The Reston Rockets honoured Ross Tycoles and Kenn Forsyth by retiring their jerseys on January 10 after a banquet supper at Reston Rec Plex and prior to the 8:00 p.m. game. Forsyth #2 and Tycoles #21. Grant Schiltroth acted as emcee introducing both Ross and Kenn…Jolene Hamel of Reston is a CranioSacral Level 1 Practitioner. According to Hamel, CranioSacral Therapy is a light-touch approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction to improve whole body health and performance…Nicole Stewart (nee Campion) passed away suddenly on December 16 at the age of 22…The Reston and Area Foundation received donations from Corner Pocket Publishing Ltd., Reston Senior Curling and Pipestone Guild towards the purchase of defibrillators. The Guild’s donation was from the proceeds of Gerald Martin’s funeral and was graciously turned over to this worthwhile project.

20 Yrs. – Jan. 19, 1999

 The Reston Bakery officially closed on January 15. Along with this closure we lose two community members and Mainstreet will house one more ghostly building. Vera and Terry Abrams are returning to Calgary.

30 Yrs. – Jan. 11, 1989

Lisa Nicole Braun was the New Year’s baby born at 5:34 a.m. January 4th at the Reston District Hospital. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Braun of Sinclair…New RCMP members in charge of the Reston Detachment are Roberta Haynes and Constable Allan Porter.

40 Yrs. – Jan. 11, 1979

District correspondents were: Linklatler – Mrs. F. Jezzard, Tilston – Mrs. Wm. Cooper, Sinclair – Mrs. Jenny Reid, Ewart – Mrs. A. Zarn and Mrs. E. Henderson, Hillview – Mrs. L. Lazenby, Pipestone – Mrs. Gloor, Woodnorth – Mrs. Alice Priestly, Kelvindale – Mrs. John Borreson, Belses – Mrs. Charlie Elliott, Cromer – Anne Smailes.

50 Yrs. – Jan. 16, 1969

Harold Forder was again chosen as deputy reeve of the RM of Pipestone, Jim Milliken replaces Jim McMunn in Ward 3.

60 Yrs. – Jan. 22, 1959

Enrollment at the Reston High School was 53 and 106 in the public school, more rooms are needed in the high school.

70 Yrs. – Jan. 20, 1949

Belleview curling rink was opened on Friday evening.

80 Yrs. – Jan. 19, 1939

No. 1 Northern Wheat was .83¢ per bushel lower at the end of December 1938 that it was at the same time in 1937. An important step was the setting up of a board to sell wheat and the establishing of a minimum of .80 a bushel for NO. 1 Northern at the Lakehead.

90 Yrs. – Jan. 17, 1929

A large number of skaters were out at the Reston Rink on Wednesday when the band organ was given a thorough try out.

100 Yrs. – Jan. 12, 1919

J.W. Guthrie and Andrew Machan left last week for Banff, where they will take the baths to remove reheumatic troubles.

110 Yrs. – Jan. 21, 1909

Andrew Wilson was honoured at a banquet of the Reston Curling Club on Tuesday. The address was given by F. Manning, telling of manufacturing curling rocks out of Blocks of wood to start the game some fifteen years ago.

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