150 years ago
Thursday, November 23, 1871
At the solicitation of many Farmers in this vicinity, who have heretofore at a loss of time and money, had to go a distance to get their ploughs repaired, the subscriber has left Messrs. Gilles & Boyd and opened a shop in the Village of Huntingdon, at which he will devote himself particularly to the repairing and setting of Iron Ploughs. Having served an apprenticeship to this branch of the blacksmith business, and had long experience at it, he believes he will give general satisfaction, and hopes to enjoy a fair share of the public patronage. He has now on hand a few excellent new Iron Ploughs for sale. He will be prepared at all times to also do all kinds of general blacksmith work, including horse shoeing. Shop adjoining the Methodist church. WM. Campbell.
120 years ago
November 21, 1901
The Gault Mill
The brick work on the chimney of the Gault Mills was finished on Tuesday, the 19. It soars 203 feet high and is a fine specimen of bricklayers’ work, and a credit to its designers. Quite a few people made the ascent, particularly some ladies, who were glad enough when they reached terra firma again. The new boiler-house and coal pockets are being pushed with great speed. Part of the buildings are already roofed. When completed the boiler-house will stand unrivalled in the country.
90 years ago
Wednesday, November 25, 1931
Dr. Clouston Honours Club as Speaker
The annual banquet and dance of the Huntingdon-Ormstown Holstein Breeders’ Club was held at the Chateau last evening. Mayor W.S. Brown extended words of welcome on behalf of the town. The after-dinner speakers were Dr. H.R. Clouston and Dr. J.E. Lattimer. The president, Mr. Robert Helm, called upon Mr. W.L. Carr to introduce the speaker of the evening, who is no stranger in this community. Dr. Clouston, or Captain Clouston as he may now be honoured, gained his renowned reputation in the medical world through the study of heredity in humanity. His brief talk was therefore founded upon that subject but made applicable to the interested in better livestock.
60 years ago
November 29, 1961
Tribute to the late Adam Sellar
The sudden passing away of Adam Sellar on Sunday morning came as a distinct shock to the people of Huntingdon. No publisher of a rural newspaper ever earns the acclaim of everybody, as, at no point is everybody agreed on every project. Adam, however, backed the things he believed in and worked hard and loyally to bring them into operation, and for many of the things that make Huntingdon a better place to live in, he was in good measure responsible. He was a prime mover and first chairman of the Huntingdon County Hospital and a pioneer for the Rotary Club. Adam followed in the steps of a father, who was a strong exponent of the things he believed were right, and rather impatient with those who were ready to compromise on them. His cheery presence will be missed and the sincere sympathy o the entire community goes out to his family.
30 years ago
November 20, 1991
The passing of Cardinal Leger
It was with a great deal of sadness and consternation that the municipality of Saint-Anicet learned of the death of one of its most illustrious native sons, Paul-Émile Cardinal Léger. He always remained attached to the community which he saw grow, and this attachment was equally returned by the Saint-Anicet public. Cardinal Léger was a man who left no one indifferent to him. His charisma and his exceptional gift as a communicator made him a personality who will forever leave his mark on the history of our parish. At the moment that we mourn his passing, we say that the community is proud to number him among its native sons. We have inherited from him his profound faith, his devotion to the poor and the underprivileged, and his attachment to his roots.