Days Gone By


1 Yr. – Nov. 2, 2018

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Over the weekend of September 21 and 22, John and Verna Olenick of Reston had some unique house guests. Dr. Ernst and Pauline Moseneder and their son, Matthias of Austria were first time visitors to Canada and wanted to see where Ernst’s father, Hermann Moseneder was a prisoner of war (P.O.W.) during the Second World War…Pipestone United Church celebrated 125 years of serving the community on Sunday, October 28 with Jean Dickson leading the service…Cromer Rink Committee hosted a re-opening celebration on Friday, October 26…Christmas in the Country Trade Show was held in the Reston Rec Plex on Sunday, October 28 with approximately 350 people coming through the doors to browse with 55 exhibitors…Laura Ellen and Larrie Elliott from Reston were recognized for 6 years of hosting international students…The RM of Pipestone Dance Club hosted a Spooktacular Halloween dance on Friday, October 26.

10 Yrs. – Oct. 31, 2009

Donna Hamel is pleased to announce that she has opened a new business out of her home, Donna’s Tipz and Toez…As the winter draws near, the hometown team has started preparing for the upcoming season. The Rockets will again be a member of the NCHL and play a 22 game schedule with 11 home games…Alvin Irwin of Reston brought in a wasp nest stating, “It’s the biggest I’ve ever seen.” He took it down out of a tree in his yard.

20 Yrs. – Nov. 2, 1999

Ross Tycoles of Reston and Glenn McGreggor of Wawanesa have been co-nominated for Coach of the Year. Ross and Glenn coached the Oil Dome Riggers to a Provincial Championship and then on to claim 3rd place at the national finals in Windsor, Ontario.

30 Yrs. – Nov. 1, 1989

The local election results are as follows: Jack Guthrie – re-elected as Reeve for the 5th term over Calvin Caldwell; Aurel Perreault – re-elected for a 3rd term in Ward IV over Joyce Marsh; Bob Duncan –re-elected in Ward VI over Verna Pennycook.

40 Yrs. – Nov. 1, 1979

New skating fees this year: Individual ticket is $18.00, family ticket is $42.00, a single skate is $1.00 and preschoolers skate for free.

50 Yrs. – Oct. 30, 1969

At the Hillview U.C.W. meeting membership pins were presented to Mrs. Lily Wilson and Mrs. Mae Smeltz, who are leaving the district.

60 Yrs. – Nov. 5, 1959

Tentative plans for the construction of four schools with a total of 43 rooms were made at a meeting of Fort La Bosse School Division Board held at Elkhorn. For Reston is proposed that an eleven room school be built...Over 9 inches of precipitation fell here from August 1 to the end of October.

70 Yrs. – Nov. 3, 1949

Three candidates will fight it out for the honour of representing Arthur Constituency. There are John R. Pitt of Pierson, W. G. Powne of Melita and D.J. McKinnon of Melita. R.H. Mooney was returned by acclamation.

80 Yrs. – Nov. 2, 1939

The annual meeting of the Reston Ag Society was Friday. It was decided to change the name of the Society from the Reston Ag. Society to Pipestone Albert Agriculture Society.

90 Yrs. – Oct. 31, 1929

Ebor News: Snow which fell all days Monday and Tuesday has made the roads impassable for cars at present, but with mild weather traffic will soon be able to get through again…Weather of ideal on Friday for the Boys and Girls Swing Club Fair at the grounds of the Reston Agriculture Society.

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