Stories from our past-September 3, 2020


  • At the meeting of the High Court for the Independent Order of Foresters for Eastern Ontario, Mrs. P.H. Ball was elected a delegate to the Supreme Court meeting to be held in Toronto next year.
  • The many friends of Mr. George Duggan of Denver, Colorado, were pleased to meet him in town on Saturday. Mr Duggan is a native of Big Island.
  • The Rednersville Women’s Institute held one of their most successful meetings at Mrs. Frank Dempsey’s on Aug. 25. About fifty ladies were present.


  • Big Island-threshing is still the order of the day and everyone states a good yield, though heavy mists have been hanging over the neighbourhood of late.
  • Residents of Salmon Point community met at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Riley McConnell Friday evening to honour their son, Pte. Frank McConnell of Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment.
  • Plans for the Picton Fair to be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28, are well under way and all the usual classes are to appear in the prize list.


  • Prince Edward County Dairy Princess, Dorothy Parks, 20, of Bloomfield, was beaten by Northumberland County Dairy Princess Carolyn M. Free, 20, of Campbellford, last week in the dairy princess semi-finals held at the CNE.
  • Picton Town Clerk Andrew Jarvis today welcomed an announcement from the provincial government that a special fund has been created as a borrowing source at preferred interest rates for smaller municipalities.
  • Members of the Picton Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star are holding their annual tea and bazaar on September 9th.


  • More students found jobs in Prince Edward County this year through the Canadian Employment Centre for students than in 1979.
  • Sophiasburgh Reeve George Foster says we are making too much garbage, commenting on the availability of dump sites in the County.
  • Douglas Badgley of Hamilton is spending a week’s holidays with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George Badgley.