Stories from our Past – September 5, 2019

Each week, the Gazette looks back on stories from the past. Here is what happened this week, by year…



  • Hillier – The Strollers celebrated the departure of one of their members, Miss Mona Pierson, in a sugar-off on the Consecon Lake Shore, last week. Miss Pierson left for Toronto on Saturday to attend business college.
  • Miss Belle Greig, organist for the past year in St. Andrew’s church, presided at the organ for the last time, on Sunday evening. Her resignation took effect from that service. She was presented with a very handsome signet ring, as well as a small jewel case.
  • A quiet wedding took place at the home of Hon. R. P. Roblin, at 8:30 a.m. when Miss Iona Evelyn Snell, daughter of Mrs. M. J. Morgan, was united in marriage to Arthur B. Roblin. Rev. Mr. Baker officiated


  • Building model airplanes is an interesting hobby of many boys, and at Picton Fair they will be given an opportunity to win prizes for their work.
  • A fourth teacher has been engaged by the Board of the Wellington continuation school for the coming year, thus making it possible to carry the full high school course, including the upper school.
  • Consecon, R.R. 1 – John and Ruth Wannamaker, Vivian, Orval and Ivan May attended the ice cream social at Mrs. Clinton Sagers on Friday evening
  • During the season just closing, there was a continuous demand for the County’s tourist advertising folder. Several callers daily were the rule at The Gazette Office to secure a copy of the folder and service stations and stores handed out many also.


  • Consecon Women’s Institute held their August meeting in Consecon Centennial Park, where members and their guests enjoyed a delicious dinner under sunny skies and cooling breezes.
  • Everyone in this community is sorry for Mr. And Mrs. Jim Dick who lost their large barn with fire Saturday evening and also to the owners of Cooper’s Mill in Bloomfield, which burned Saturday afternoon.
  • Hon. George A. Kerr, Q.C., Minister of Energy & Resources managment, and Mr. Norris Whitney, M.L.A. For Prince Edward Lennox. Announce the approval of a provincial grant of $11,200 to the Prince Edward Region Conservation Authority for land acquisition, known as the Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area.


  • Babbs Hards, chairman for the Miss Gold Cup contest, reported last week she has three prospective Miss Gold Cup candidates and hopes to have six or eight more girls register with her before the Aug. 31 Miss Gold Cup Contest and dance.
  • Recognizing the need for safe structures in Picton, town council approved one tender to demolish a Ferguson St. building, then considered four others worthy of demolition. John Leavitt Ltd. has been awarded a $1,770 tender to demolish structures at 17 Ferguson St.
  • Trespass is a thorny issue. For some rural landowners, unauthorized trespass, with associated problems of littering, gates left open, damage to livestock and loss of privacy has been a recurring headache.