150 years ago
Thursday, July 4, 1872
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS: Tenders will be received by the undersigned from June 11 to July 15 next, for the erection of a new Church, Sacristy, and Chapel of Ease, in the parish of St Joseph of Huntingdon. The trustees do not bind themselves to accept the lowest tender.
125 years ago
July 1, 1897
DUNDEE: The water continues high in the Salmon River, so that boats have no difficulty in navigating the stream. I have not heard of a dredge being required so far, but no doubt there are some spots that would be better to be deepened.
During the thunderstorm on the 24th Dr Crippin of Trout River had a cow killed. At Cherubusco, it is reported, there were five animals killed.
ORMSTOWN: Lightning struck Mr. Patton’s barn and ran along 76 feet of roof, tearing off shingles, and then passed down the gable, splintering a few of the boards and killing a hen on her nest.
100 years ago
July 6, 1922
HOWICK: The Movies had a most amusing and clearly depicted program in the Hall on Tuesday night, calculated to draw a larger audience at future exhibitions, judging from the incessant demonstrations of pleasure, sometimes silent and sometimes hilarious.
BEAUHARNOIS: Last week Miss Florence Kilgour attended a Girl Guide Camp for leaders at St. Andrew’s, the end of this week she returns to the camp taking some of the Girl Guides with her. Miss Kilgour has been working for some time with her Girl Guides, bringing them to a state of efficiency.
75 Years Ago
Wednesday, July 2, 1947
STILL SEIZED in Franklin area: A report has been received that the RCMP, Hemmingford Detachment made a seizure of a still and some equipment in connection with same in the early hours of July 1, in the Franklin area. It is said that a large quantity of mash was found and some other items. As far as can be ascertained no arrests have yet been made.
50 years ago
Wednesday, July 5, 1972
FROM THIS AND THAT: Canada Day came and went pretty quietly in the Huntingdon area. In fact, a visitor would have been hard put to know it was the nation’s birthday… The week before, our French-speaking compatriots had celebrated St. Jean Baptiste Day with a bit more elan. There was a parade, and the Girl Guides, the students of Arthur Pigeon School and other youth groups put on special events. We English-speaking citizens are inclined to make a big fuss about being Canadian first and all that sort of thing; one would think we’d want to do a bit of celebrating on the anniversary of Confederation. But no – no concert in the park, no fireworks, no parade, no flags, no marching soldiers – just a great big thud.