Days Gone By


1 Yr. – Mar. 22, 2019

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Sunrise Credit Union, Reston Branch, hosted a very successful 5th Annual Stick it to Cancer fundraiser on Thursday, March 14, raising approximately $3,600 for the Breast Cancer Foundation. The evening began with a delicious ham and perogi supper, followed by raffle tickets and a hockey game between the Westman Fusion and REMP High School Hockey…Youth curling started a the Reston Rec Plex on Thursdays for ages 5 – 16. This is a well-received program with 35 youth curlers and 9 adult volunteers…Brian and Elisa Grenier, new owners of Wiebe’s Corner Store in Sinclair, received a RM of Pipestone Real Property Business Grant in the amount of $4,730…Reston and Area Learning Centre served up a delicious stew and biscuit supper on Sunday, March 17…The RM of Pipestone Dance Club held their Spring Recital to a large audience at the Reston Memorial Theatre on Sunday, March 17.

10 Yrs. – Mar. 24, 2010

Dr. Shahrokh Ali Nejad will be travelling from Virden to the Reston Health Centre, Tuesdays and Thursdays, covering the hospital, Personal Care Home and taking regular appointments…Bob and Teresa Turnbull and family had their new house moved to Pipestone on Monday, March 15, 2010, a year and a day after their house burned in a structural fire on March 14, 2009.

20 Yrs. – Mar. 28, 2000

On the morning of March 22, 2000, Westman RCMP Detachment received a call of a suspicious male that may have crossed the border into Canada illegally near Pierson, Manitoba. The male was spotted by police and civilians several times but was not successfully apprehended until 4:30 in the afternoon. A chase took place through a farmer’s field before he was arrested.

30 Yrs. – Mar. 21, 1990

Reston’s New Year baby was born to Kelly and Ramona Bloomer on March 12, 1990.

40 Yrs. – Mar. 20, 1980

The Reston Jets won their own tournament, defeating Virden, Redvers, Gainsborough and Melita. Jim Reid is Pipestone’s equivalent of Gordie How.

50 Yrs. – Mar. 26. 1970

Carol Zelmer with Marion Mayert, Sydney Gray and Wilma Williamson won the Aggregate and the Citizens event at the ladies’ bonspiel held here last week.

60 Yrs. – Mar. 24, 1960

As a meeting of the Directors of the Pipestone Albert Agricultural Society it was decided to build a new cattle shed at the fair grounds. The 100’ long shed will cost $750.

70 Yrs. – Mar. 23, 1950

Trps. Tom Cook and Bev Milliken left last week with a number of the 12th Manitoba Dragoons to take a short course at Camp Borden, ON.

80 Yrs. – Mar. 27, 1940

The grocery business in Antler, operated for many years by Mr. Arnold McVeight, has been purchased by Mr. Kenneth Hawkins.

90 Yrs. – Mar. 27, 1930

O.W. Hamblin of Morris has purchased the blacksmith business at Tilston from George Jones…Highway No. 2 is now open for traffic.

100 Yrs. – Mar. 25, 1920

The storm on Monday and Tuesday of last week resulted in the loss of a considerable number of cattle in the district…John Baldwin of Tilston has recently entered the auctioneer business…At a public meeting in the Pipestone Church on Friday it was decided to proceed with the erection of a Memorial Hall.


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