Days Gone By

 

1 Yr. – Apr. 13, 2018

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Reston Memorial Theatre is pleased to announce that their fundraiser concert, Cold Hard Cash, was a sold out success on Saturday, April 7. Cold Hard Cash finished the show to a standing ovation…It was 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon, the day was bright, roads were clear and 29 members of the Humboldt Bronco hockey organization were on their way to Nipawin. Sixteen members of the Humboldt Broncos were killed in a tragic accident on April 6…Donations stemming from the heartbreak of 16 deaths in the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus crash have propelled a fund for the players’ families into GoFundMe’s top five largest global campaign. No other Canadian campaign has ever raised more money than the “Funds for Humboldt Broncos’ campaign…Pipestone Albert Recreation District hosted a talent show on Friday, April 6 at R.E.S.

10 Yrs. – Apr. 11, 2009

On Saturday, April 4, 2009, Charlie, a miniature schnauzer that belongs to Pat and Vern Forbes was attacked by two coyotes at their farm northwest of Reston…Jamie Fotheringham of Reston was chosen for the Coach’s Award at the Dryden, Ontario Ice Dogs Banquet on Saturday, March 28. The Coach’s award is given for a hard work ethic, heart and improvement.

20 Yrs. – Apr. 13, 1999

Congratulations to the Reston Collegiate team of Aimee Taylor, Crystal McConnell, Kelly Donald and Angela Thiessen who will represent the school in the 1999 Manitoba Chamber of Commerce Youth Business Institute Executive Challenge….Reston Bakery is opening in May under the ownership of Brent Reid. Brent’s Landscaping will continue as per usual.

30 Yrs. – Apr. 12, 1989

Three members of Reston’s Volunteer Ambulance Brigade received plaques for years of dedicated service: Gary Watt (10 years), Ted Birch (16 years), George Jago (10 years).

40 Yrs. – Apr. 12, 1979

The Reston Men’s Curling Club is defunct. The demise came last Wednesday evening at the Annual Meeting. Attempts to form a committee for the men’s curling club failed.

50 Yrs. – Apr. 19, 1969

The famed Ink Spots will present two concerts in Reston Sunday, April 13th at the auditorium of the Reston Collegiate.

60 Yrs. – Apr. 18, 1959

On Tuesday morning, the old U.G.G. elevator at Reston was moved 50 feet to the west to make room for a new 50,000 bushel elevator on the old site. The old elevator will be renovated for storage and together with the new elevator and annex will give storage capacity of 100,000 bushels.

70 Yrs. – Not Available

80 Yrs. – Apr. 13, 1939

McMurchy’s Garage will reopen for business this week. Bill Forster will be in charge of the repair shop…J.I. Bulloch received word from J.E. Matthew M.P., recently that the petition requesting the building of a post office in Reston had been favourably received.

90 Yrs. – Apr. 11, 1929

A few farmers were on the land in the Ebor district last Tuesday and Wednesday but the heavy snowfall on Friday is holding up the work again.

 

Compiled by Dolores Caldwell

1 Yr. – Apr. 13, 2018

Reston Memorial Theatre is pleased to announce that their fundraiser concert, Cold Hard Cash, was a sold out success on Saturday, April 7. Cold Hard Cash finished the show to a standing ovation…It was 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon, the day was bright, roads were clear and 29 members of the Humboldt Bronco hockey organization were on their way to Nipawin. Sixteen members of the Humboldt Broncos were killed in a tragic accident on April 6…Donations stemming from the heartbreak of 16 deaths in the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus crash have propelled a fund for the players’ families into GoFundMe’s top five largest global campaign. No other Canadian campaign has ever raised more money than the “Funds for Humboldt Broncos’ campaign…Pipestone Albert Recreation District hosted a talent show on Friday, April 6 at R.E.S.

10 Yrs. – Apr. 11, 2009

On Saturday, April 4, 2009, Charlie, a miniature schnauzer that belongs to Pat and Vern Forbes was attacked by two coyotes at their farm northwest of Reston…Jamie Fotheringham of Reston was chosen for the Coach’s Award at the Dryden, Ontario Ice Dogs Banquet on Saturday, March 28. The Coach’s award is given for a hard work ethic, heart and improvement.

20 Yrs. – Apr. 13, 1999

Congratulations to the Reston Collegiate team of Aimee Taylor, Crystal McConnell, Kelly Donald and Angela Thiessen who will represent the school in the 1999 Manitoba Chamber of Commerce Youth Business Institute Executive Challenge….Reston Bakery is opening in May under the ownership of Brent Reid. Brent’s Landscaping will continue as per usual.

30 Yrs. – Apr. 12, 1989

Three members of Reston’s Volunteer Ambulance Brigade received plaques for years of dedicated service: Gary Watt (10 years), Ted Birch (16 years), George Jago (10 years).

40 Yrs. – Apr. 12, 1979

The Reston Men’s Curling Club is defunct. The demise came last Wednesday evening at the Annual Meeting. Attempts to form a committee for the men’s curling club failed.

50 Yrs. – Apr. 19, 1969

The famed Ink Spots will present two concerts in Reston Sunday, April 13th at the auditorium of the Reston Collegiate.

60 Yrs. – Apr. 18, 1959

On Tuesday morning, the old U.G.G. elevator at Reston was moved 50 feet to the west to make room for a new 50,000 bushel elevator on the old site. The old elevator will be renovated for storage and together with the new elevator and annex will give storage capacity of 100,000 bushels.

70 Yrs. – Not Available

80 Yrs. – Apr. 13, 1939

McMurchy’s Garage will reopen for business this week. Bill Forster will be in charge of the repair shop…J.I. Bulloch received word from J.E. Matthew M.P., recently that the petition requesting the building of a post office in Reston had been favourably received.

90 Yrs. – Apr. 11, 1929

A few farmers were on the land in the Ebor district last Tuesday and Wednesday but the heavy snowfall on Friday is holding up the work again.

 

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