53 years ago
The Harriston Review, 1967
On Jan. 14 a local lady lost her handbag on Arthur street. It was found by local youth John Bentley and returned to the owner.
At the annual meeting of Harriston Legion’s Women’s Auxiliary, Mrs. John Hanna was elected president. Other officers elected were Mrs. C. Newton and Mrs. Thomas Thomson.
A meeting of the executive for the March of Dimes was held, and Mrs. B. Newman, Mrs. F. Bridge, Mrs. J. Mc- Phail, Mrs. D. Hocking and Mrs. S. MacKenzie were chosen as captains to organize the “Marching Mothers” who will be making a blitz on the town for March of Dimes on Jan. 30, both afternoon and evening.
72 years ago
Drayton Advocate, 1948
Expressions of grateful thanks for parcels of tinned foods sent to aged pensioners of the Gardeners Royal Benevolent Association of Britain by the Ontario Horticultural Association have been pouring into the office of J.A. Carroll, secretary of the Ontario Horticultural Association. Some months ago, the directors of the association, finding a surplus on hand from the “Seeds for Britain” fund, decided to use the money to send a shipment of food overseas to worthy recipients. A varied assortment of canned meats, lamb stew, beef stew, beef spread, sausages and cheese was sent overseas, and through the Royal Horticultural Society was sent to some 230 pensioners, many of them widows of former gardeners.
121 years ago
Arthur Enterprise, 1899
At St. Peter’s Cathedral, London, Miss Lizzie Merlihan was married to Mr. Joseph F. Garceau, of London. The happy event was witnessed by the immediate friends of both parties.
Council elect for the village of Arthur met in the council chamber on Jan. 9, having made declaration of property qualification and declaration of office before the clerk, and were declared as duly organized as the council of the village of Arthur for the year 1899.
The council elect for the Township of Peel for the year 1899 met at Goldstone on Jan 9 – W.J. Mulloy, reeve, and T. McManus, C. Mayne, H. Fairweather and J. Wallace, councillors – took their seats. Minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. Council introduced a bylaw to appoint “a local board of health, sanitary inspectors and medical health officers.” Another bylaw introduced appointed “certain township officers.”