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Stonewall Argus And Teulon Times (Newspaper) - August 10, 1977, Stonewall, Manitoba L k 1 V 1 t 1 I 1 1 J 6 4 rc s r e f I i d L i v 4 t o 1077 3 t vi V f X am u H si 200Vaughan E3C VOLUME 83 NUMBER 19 MANITOBA AUGUST 1077 The old Pharmacy storehouse was knocked down last week making room for the new shopping complex What was once the Temperance at came down in an hour and 10 minutes last clearing the way for one qf the Towns new shopping Don owner of the new watched from across the street as the crane made quick work of the building his had worked out of for 25 For the last four years the building has been used as a store house for pharmacy As the crane ate away at the walls of the it left a pile of rubble and revealed what Appleyard my 25 year West Side Plaza is replacing both the old storehouse and the pharmacy which will also be torn down shortly after the move is made into the new The shopping centre will house 12 to 15 Appleyard said in an Already in the process of moving in are Denim and Disc a jean and record shop to be Wayne and Version Ed who will have a front reception area as well as three offices and access to the the pharmacy associated with Western Drug to be run by a self serve liquor Nice run by Evelyn a sporting goods run by Bruce Campbell and a Appleyard said the pharmacy should be moved into its new location near August and the others should follow The started nine months is now in finishing he with work on the interior almost Shoppers at jhe drug store can expect a shop about four times the size of the old pharmacy The lots occupied by the pharmacy and the storage building are to foe turned into parking Solicitor General Francis Foxs announcement that the proposed maximum security penitentiary is going to Selkirk has been termed a political stall play by Cal Penitentiary for Rockwood Citizens Committee in a telephone interview noted several inconsistencies in the announcement issued by Fox compared to what has previously been said by government to back his He said when the Rockwood group met with the Solicitor Generals regional director general Jim Phelps they were told the new prison was a priority to be built this Fox announced the construction at Selkirk is not to begin until A the federal government announced it would e building a million The recent announcement gave the estimated cost as Croy pointed out million was the figure Ms group used at the public hearing they So theyve the federal government changed the price and Croy is Just because they theyre going to do something dont believe Croy was disappointed that the group didnt have the opportunity to meet personally with but he said it probably wouldnt have changed the The Rural Municipality of Rockwood had voted funds to pay travel expenses of a delegation to meet with the Solicitor General Croy speculated Fox is just giving himself room to breath with the A meeting of the Rockwood group was scheduled for this week but the results werent available at press Croy said the group would decide at the meeting whether to remain an active Fox made the announcement in Construction of the 216 cell prison is to begin in 1980 and to be completed in The institution will employ 200 and have an annual payroll of Selkirk will recewe grants from the federal government in lieu of with the provincial to acquire 200 acresidlestel f Highway 9 and north of Manitoba Avenue in in exchange for federal land m The Penitentiary for Rockwood Citizens Committee began its fight for the institution some three before announcement was to be made Going to the media with their and sending a brief to the group pointed to considerable savings to be netted if the government used several facilities of the Stefry Mountain of instead of duplicating m The first Interlake tractor pull fill be held August 21 at The tractor pull contests arent new to Manitoba but Ed Teulon Chamber of Commerce said the contest is a first for The Chamber is sponsoring the event as part of the Teulon Fair In an Helwer said the contest is a spectator but it shouidrr t be used as a gauge to determine which machine would be the best Dealers might be sponsoring some farmers in the but no direct dealer participation is he He explained the contest is to be run on a total point basis in which the most efficient tractor will be the This is done by taking into consideration the weight of a the weigiit of the load it pulls and the speed at which it The formula used eliminates the need for classes of smaller and larger As track conditions are different from field this has more value as a spectator sport than for performance he Three classes of tractors will be participating in the he said stock two wheel super two wheel and four wheel Entries are already high in both two wheel drive Helwer but down a little in the four wheel He said that theres a possibility of a pre1940 class but so far there have been no Rules and regulations for the contest are In the two wheel drive stock class both drawbar and the engine speed are to remain All tractors entering the class are subject to a dynamometer A maximum of eight per cent increase in horsepower is Continued on Page 3 Park Work Storting Construction on Teutons new concession booth in Green Acres Park should begin The village recently received a laborforgiveness loan under the provincial Special Municipal Loans Mike said in a recent Maksymyk said four workers will be employed on the project through the The 24 foot by 40 foot building is to include aconcession and public Projects approved under the plan are eligible for 100 per cent oilsite labor cost forgiveness during the peak unemployment period December 1 to May 31 and 50 per cent forgiveness during the summer Maksymyk said the project at Teulon will get underway Continued on Page 3 A house built in 1888 by William McPherson and his four Hugh and located on the farin of and Gerald Thompson is being dismantled log by and will be rebuilt at Victoria Beach as a summer home by Dennis of The pictures with this story give some idea of the size of timber that was available on the Thompson farm which is located about three miles southwest of t ho o The McPhersons lved in the house until the early 1900s so the ArgusTimes was They had three daughters as well as the four Annie and Margaret So the little house must have been a little The McPherson boys however were in their 20s and soon married and built houses of their The McPhersons also built a number of houses for other settlers in the The story of the log house has a gap in its it appears that it was vacant for a Then in 1913 Greta and Ernest Peterson moved into the They had five daughters Elsie and a son The Petersons moved to about Their daughter Vera married Ray Thompson of Teulon district and moved back into the house which by fills time belonged to her They had Anne and Gerald In 1973 Thompson married Margaret of and they lived the house for a short until their new home could be On Christmas Eve ttiey moved into their new home and for a while the old house served as storage The who built the used wooden rather than and the heavy poplar gable was secured in place by a stout oak peg on either The leanto was added sometime in the 1920s and was used as a The timber in the home Is still dry and as hard as and the hand hewp beams shown in the interior give some idea of the amount of work that had to be done to construct such a and Gerald Thompson with one of the tag ends from the the wooden which was hard to secure the gable in
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