Days Gone By


1 Yr. – Sept. 21, 2018

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Kyle Davidson of Reston was the lucky winner at Reston’s Chase the Ace on Friday, September 4. There were 6 cards including the Ace of Spades left making Kyle the lucky winner of $39,621.50. Matching funds (less expenses and start up costs) of approximately $30,000 will be forwarded to the Reston Spray Park…In the fall of 2018 the RM of Council will initiate Phase 2 of their Recreation Development Area. This will include a man-made lake in the town of Reston. The lake will be utilized for activities such as swimming and non-motorized water sports. The lake will be created in a location adjacent to the Reston campground, golf course and spray park…Seventy-six nursing graduates from Assiniboine Community College will move on to the next stage of their lives and start careers in healthcare. A graduation was held in Brandon on September 14, which marked the end of the two-year Practical Nursing program with 48 students who completed their studies in either Brandon or Melita…Stephen Campbell of Brandon, son of Bruce and Laura-Jean Campbell of Sinclair, participated with Team Manitoba Softball and brought home a bronze from Nationals in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

10 Yrs. – Sept. 19, 2009

It was decided at the Reston Fun Fair organization meeting to donate all left over produce and food items from the Fun Fair to the Samaritan House Food Bank in Brandon…Reston Elementary Kindergarten Class of 2009-2010: Mr. Wright, Cheyanne Renwick, Rylee MacKenzie, Cameron Gillingham, Dylan Walker, Spencer Duncan, Eric Halls and Alora Campbell…The Sinclair Hall Committee is still in the planning stages of their new community facility. Their seven member committee has been very active in applying for grants and canvassing local businesses for help to meet the approximate $350,000.00 fund raising goal to replace the 1910 building…The RM of Pipestone Dance Club is pleased to welcome Kelsey Keilback of Brandon as their new dance instructor for the 2009-2010 dance year.

20 Yrs. – Sept. 21, 1999

Tyler Henderson recorded the lowest score (71) in the Zone 9 Boy’s Golf Tournament.

30 Yrs. – Sept. 20, 1989

The new owners of the Modern Café, John and Daisy Lee, held their Grand Opening on Friday, September 15th…Sinclair School held their annual Terry Fox Run on September 17…RES Student Council members: Murray Sutcliffe, Matthew Wilson, Scott Henuset, Sean O’Brien, Ashli Watt, Darcie Mayert, Tashia Cook and Jennifer Milliken.

40 Yrs. – Sept. 20, 1979

Phyllis St. Goddard and Larry Robinson were the champions at the annual fall tournament in Reston on the weekend. 95 golfers participated.

50 Yrs. – Sept. 18, 1969

Sixty-six pound wheat, the heaviest ever weighed by Ernie Westaway. The grain was from a field of Durum belonging to John Milliken.

60 Yrs. – Sept. 24, 1959

The re-building of the Tilston-Bede road is underway…The annual Fun Fair grossed over $1,600 and netted $1,213 for the Reston Hospital Aid.

70 Yrs. – Sept. 23, 1949

John N. Baldwin of Fertile, was seriously injured on Thursday morning when the Farmall Tractor he was driving through a ditch up on the road tipped over backwards.

80 Yrs. – Not available

90 Yrs. – Sept. 19, 1929

It appears likely the power line from Virden to Reston will be built speedily…Donald Smith leaves today for Toronto, where he is going to enter the University of Toronto for post-graduate studies.

100 Yrs. – Sept. 18, 1919

There are numerous farmers in the district who have never seen a Russian Thistle and yet may be fostering them aplenty on their farms…A gala day of sports and honour of the returned soldiers will be held at Pipestone on the 30th.

110 Yrs. – Sept. 23, 1909

Business places in Tilston are listed as follows: Ed Reid, blacksmith; E. Sterling, hardware, lumber, coal and implements; W. Lazenby, restaurant, fruit and confectionary; Peacock and Herbert, Gent’s furnishing, harness, etc.; Ogilvie, Lake of the Woods and Western Elevator Co’s; 2 boarding houses operated by Mrs. Watts and Mrs. Smith; Aaron Lapointe is the postmaster.

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