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From The Gleaner Archives December 14, 2022

150 years ago
Thursday, December 19, 1872

BOOKS are the most appropriate presents for the Holidays – doing the most good to the recipient and keeping the donor longest in remembrance. Inspection of the Stock of Books at the GLEANER STATIONERY STORE is respectfully solicited … Every variety of Stationery, from the most common qualities of paper to the finest. Tinted, Initial, and Thin Note Paper, and several styles of Mourning Paper and envelopes. A variety of Fancy Glass and Metal Inkstands, very cheap and forming useful presents. … Boxes of Paints, a capital present for Boys, 15 cents each.

125 years ago
December 23, 1897

ALLAN’S CORNERS: The rain of Tuesday of last week raised the water in the river so much that, on Wednesday morning, the bridge seemed doomed to go with the ice, but the contractor, James W. Bryson, was determined to save it if possible, so he set to work with a few good men, and although it rained most of the day, the last trestle was landed on the bank before dark and not a plank lost. … The bridge is much missed. When the mail came up on Wednesday evening the mail-carrier had to cross on the railroad bridge and carry the mail-bag round, which makes a mile more travel. On Thursday the river was partly clear of ice, so he had a boat launched and got over with some difficulty with the help of James McCaig, but on getting up the bank with the bag they were met by the proprietor of the land, and ordered back to the river, and enforced his order, sending them down the bank in quick time with the mail-bag, so they had to paddle to a more friendly landing place. Probable result, another lawsuit for our poor law-cursed hamlet.

100 years ago
December 21, 1922

LOST: A crank for a Dodge car between Darrah’s and Powerscourt. Finder return to C.W. McClatchie, Huntingdon and receive reward.

HOWICK: Steady cold weather with a zero dip on Monday enabled the curlers to complete one sheet of ice for play and the two sheets will be open this week.

FRANKLIN: There is good sleighing in this locality at present writing.

TEACHER WANTED For District No.2 in the Township of Elgin, salary $55.00 a month.

75 years ago
Wednesday, December 17. 1947

PRODUCERS WANT HIGHER PRICE FOR MILK – Pressing for price raise to $4.25 hundred pounds: The meeting of the Huntingdon Branch of Montreal Milk Producers held on Saturday left no doubt that there is much dissatisfaction with the present price situation.

HUNTINGDON YOUTH ASSOC-IATION Ping-Pong Tournament: Another ping-pong table should be arriving shortly and our long-waited-for tournament will be started.

50 years ago
Wednesday, December 20, 1972

ORMSTOWN – Loisirs Ask Aid. Les Loisirs of Ormstown, the group responsible for the construction of a swimming pool there last year, are hoping to further their outdoor recreation facilities. At a recent meeting Les Loisirs decided to file a request for a Local Initiative Project grant amounting to $49,000 for the creation of a multi-faceted recreation ground on land that surrounds the swimming pool site. If the grant is approved the group hopes to build a miniature gold course, a baseball diamond, a soccer field, and a play park for youngsters.

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