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Baldur Gazette News (Newspaper) - March 18, 1997, Baldur, Manitoba Manitoba March Gleanings Compiled from past issues of the Belmont News by the Belmont Historical Society 80 YEARS AGO 1917 March 22 Briscoe advertises Chevrolet Touring cars for only It has ail the necessary equipment such as electric lighting and starting oil Cantilever Selecting Sliding Gear 3 speed forward and reverse a former minister at Ninette was visiting friends there The firm of Clayton has secured the contract to erect the new pavilions at the San A Patricks supper was held at the home of McClay by the members of the Strathcona to raise money for the Red A sum of was Julia Williamson entertained some friends at a birthday The first part of the evening was spent at the rink and Bradford are visiting friends at 70 YEARS AGO 1927 March 17 Mary passed away March 15 at the home of her Funeral was held March 17 with interment in Belmont Cemetery Arrived To fit Frank Williamson on March a Haney of the International Harvester will give a lecture on diversified illustrated with lantern in the Briscoe March 23 Rodgers of Altamont visited her father and sisters Tumoth at the Corner Store has oranges for 35c a dozen or 3 for Mens gum rubber boots fit 60 YEARS AGO 1937 March 18 A mild form of the flu is going in the Belmont Verge has been visiting at the home of her sister Thompson The Mission band of the United Church held a Patricks sale of work and candy in the annex of the church The Belmont Rink held a very successful sports night at the rink Friday The sports consisted of broomball and races in the district took in the Brandon Winter Fair The regular meeting of the was held March bank balance was The Library reported twelve new books had been Miss McPhail read poetry and Miss Cowie sang two Everyone joined in singing Irish 50 YEARS AGO 1947 March 20 On Tuesday a carload of 15 bush horses were unloaded at Hilton to be lent out to farmers until fall Deedman 6C son Tommy of Belmont visited her Kenny McKay at Stephenson of the of is home on leave with his parents A 98 bag of Royal Household flour was advertised for Bom to and Stewart Matchett of Baldur a daughter on March 15 Born to and Laughlin of Belmont March a girl Bom to Tom McGregor of Ninetta at Stevensons nursing a boy and a sc MacFarlane 81 son David Ralph arrived Monday from Red 40 YEARS AGO 1957 March 21 Misses Martin and telephone operators were honored at a whist drive and social held in the March Miss Martin has given 37 years of faithful service to the public and Miss Gibson 21 Williamson made a short speech to the honored guests and Lambkin presented them with a purse of money Some of the cream producers from which the latest prize butter was selected are Bergman Vandals broke into the Huntley School over the mutilated upset desks and broke some are investigating Born to K Bob Shaw Irwin of Killarney March a 30 YEARS AGO 1967 March 16 At a meeting of Belmont Business Mens Association on March it was decided to close all day beginning March AH stores in Belmont will now be open ALL day Thursdays and closed ALL day Mondays The Elementary School Bonspiel was held March 11 th with 10 rinks Donnie VanDamme skipped his rink of Greg Wilma Yeo and Donnie McLean to victory over Barry Campbells Yesteryears Compiled from past issues of the Baldur Gazette 90 YEARS AGO Tookes special linen collars sold at 2 for 25c Craiks auction sale was set for March 25 Jollow and family have moved into the old school Sexsmith St family are now living on Third Street The scarlet fever quarantine has been lifted on the Councillor Gillies home Clyde Playfair and staff have set up dressmaking quarters in the Old Gazette office Gudmundur Eyjolfson is erecting a house on First Lyons shipped a sow weighing 690 and received Baldie Syndal of the Union Bank has been transferred to Crystal City Chas Kent of the Trafalgar Hotel in Belmont has lost his Bernard dog John Gordons house has been quarantined for scarlet 80 YEARS AGO OH who was section foreman at has returned to work in the eldest daughter of passed away in special Irish the World curling match was held on the Playing for the Irish were Sexsmith and Bally and Lane and They played the World made up of Johnson and Schultz and The World won both 70 YEARS AGO Hunter passed away on March 13 Bills were printed for Cramers auction Cavers has arrived from the Dauphin district and will move to his farm in the valley Ellis is opening a butcher shop in Neelin Miss Nora Kelly will teach at Green is attending business college in Winnipeg English settlers are moving on to the Easton and late Zed Smith 60 YEARS AGO Major has purchased the Roberts Chevy Price has passed away at the age of Baldur Beef Ring Slaughter House is to be sold by public to the Royal Theatre in Baldur was Adults Children 50 YEARS AGO Baker has passed away in Winnipeg on March 21 Muriel Freedy and James Nelson Wallace were wed March 1 prize winners at the FordFerguson Tractor Show at Skardal Motors were Frank Johnson 6C Frederickson Winners of the Glenora spiel were 1st Event Jack 2nd Event Len 3rd Event Cliff Fred Coldron won the Consolation to and David Goodman on March a year old Donna Lawson passed away at 40 YEARS AGO John Malvassora caught a 17 13 lack fish The Auction Sale of the property of the late Louis Levreaul will be Second event winners were Janet Dubyts rink skipped by Valerie VanDeKerckhove with Janet Rodney Capon 2nd and Rosalie MacFarlane Ken Mansell presented prizes to the vote on the school referendum in Ninette was 113 against and 110 In Hilton the vote was 25 8 Belmont vote was 141 for and 111 St Allan Williamson and Colin visited her parents at 20 YEARS AGO 1977 March 17 Sympathy is extended to Edith Hanna held April from 6 months to six years are receiving polio 30 YEARS AGO John age 76 years passed away March The Germain Levreault rink of Walt Lloyd Reykdal and Rosena Levreault won the Novelty 20 YEARS AGO Vivian Fowler is now an official drivers licence The Baldur Womens Institute has disbanded after 40 years of service Manitoba cattle producers have voted against the Beef Marketing farmers voted against and for widowed and divorced pensioners in Manitoba will soon receive per 10 YEARS AGO Gerry Kris Janz and Jerry and Maureen DeBaets won the Baldur mixed spiel Argyle municpal workers are seeking to form a union and the Municipality has been served with an application for Certification into the International Union of Operating Local 901 covering all employees of the municipality except office staff Jason Vandenberghe has been invited to try out as a goalie with Moose Jaw bom to Craig and Carolyn a March 2 Colleen Tammy Anne Stevens and Joan VanDamme won the Tiger Hills Elementary and family and other Ediths Delia age passed away in Brandon General Jones was a resident in the Central Park Lodge at the time of the Cecil Vrooman and Clare Vrooman and Terry attended a shower in Brandon last Thursday to honor Miss Maiy Taylor whose marriage to Brian Lukiw will be an event of April Maxwell is a patient in the Brandon General Hospital K Fred Bell and Diane and Continued on page 20 miESCHOUWER MGENCIES INSURANCE Home Business DRIVERS LICENSES LIFE DISABILITY INSURANCE TRAVEL INSURANCE INVESTMENTS Guaranteed Investments Certificates RRSP RRIF Mutual Funds f Lou 8362861 Sandra 8362357 Lily 8362001 Mariapolis 8362602 Swan Lake 8362353 Fax 8362452 Belmont Food Centre dP FOOD SPECIALS FRIDAY SATURDAY MARCH 21 22 EVERYTHING Except Tobacco and Dairy Products Bread 5372431 ;