Looking Back 60 Years Ago in North Simcoe November 27th to December 3rd 1954


Front Page News December 1st

 “No Mayoralty Contest in Towns” Mayor Charles N. Parker of Midland and Mayor George Kerr of Penetang are both acclaimed.

Rural mail route soon to serve Champlain Road assures Federal member.

To open addition at Regent Public School.

Midland Kiwanians elect Stan Brooks president.

Carpenter’s Union drives to sign up contractors; Picket Midland Plant

Lafontaine Co-Op safe resists robbery try.

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The IGA Foodliner in the Preston Block attracted hundreds of shoppers for its opening specials and prizes.

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 Midland Monarch stalwarts ready for a pair of engagements with the Bracebridge Bears this week. Playing coach Jim O’Hearn, forward Jack Lachapelle and goalie Bruce Hook, former Penetanguishene and Bracebridge star.

 Websters Radio  opens in new larger premises three doors further west at 24 Robert. St. W.  Ed Webster proprietor, Eleanor Day phonograph records and Ted Light repairs. For over nine years our motto has been “Service”.

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Arthur Gardiner president of the North Simcoe Crop Improvement Association presents prizes to members of the Lafontaine 4-H Potato Club at a dinner held at the Parkside Inn , Midland, Tuesday night. First prize is given to the youngest lad Gabriel Desroches. Front row, Richard Marchildon, Raymond Gignac, Donald Forget, Julien Maurice, Peter Laurin, Marcel Desroches, back row, Gabriel Brunelle, Mauril Laurin, Martin Maurice, Leo Forget, Gabriel Maurice, father of Martin & Julien, also Club Leader and Vital Vallee.

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Official opening of the new addition to Regent Public School. Jamie Lounsbery shows his mom and dad, (Mr. & Mrs. Ted Lounsbery) what he has been doing in his work book. Looking on is his teacher Mrs. Ken Trew.
( Blanche Trew was the principal of the Huron Park School on Robert Street when it opened.)

 Grew Boats is advertising their new “InterLock” prefabricated shelving system. Fabricated of finest Canadian hardwood they offer, Adaptable to any storage problem, Easy to rearrange, self supporting, built for use anywhere.

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Inter club badminton tournament between Midland Garrison Club and Orillia at the Midland Armory. From Orillia in front row, Helen Richardson, Erma Trask and Shirley Acheson. Midlanders in the back row, Joyce Rutherford, Shirley Thompson, Helen Laidlaw, Grace Edgar, Aileen Shaver and Helen Lewis.

 At The Roxy

The Stranger Wore a Gun” with Randolph Scott
“Doctor in The House” with Dirk Bogarde – Kenneth More

At The Pen

“Jivaro” with Fernando Lamas and Rhonda Fleming
“You’re in the Navy Now” with Gary Cooper and Jane Greer

 Ads in the local paper from out of the area;

“Bardi’s 400” Restaurant, Canada’s most beautiful and Modern Drive In Restaurant (Shell Station) Just 14 miles north of Toronto City limits on the Barrie highway.

Stratton Manufacturing Co. Toronto; advertising the Talking Trudy Doll 24 inches tall,  $4.95 (Order form Attached)

Reeves Jewellers Barrie Simcoe Countys Leading Watch and Diamond Merchants

Toronto Telegram – Marmaduke Howls Every Day in the Telegram

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 Midland Curling Club season opens November 15th with member Bill Cumming throwing the first stone and it will not end until the big mixed bonspiel in April. Behind, Karl Bertrand club president, Emil Senkew, Ross Hastings, Del Hastings and Ted Lounsbery.

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