Huronia Museum – Looking Back 60 Years in North Simcoe – Sept 14th to 20th 1955

  • Curfew will ring again in Penetang after council gave Chief of Police, John Power, permission to inaugurate a 9 PM curfew beginning on September 19th and applying to all unaccompanied children. Police are also working on a school safety patrol which they hope to have in operation soon.
  • At the Canadian Weekly Newspapers Association annual meeting in Vancouver this paper will again be honoured as one of Canada’s leading journals. Last year the Free Press Herald, for the first time in the history of the competitions, won all three first prizes for Canada’s largest weekly, twice-weekly and tri-weekly papers. It ranked first as the best all round paper and was judged to have the best front page and best editorial page.
  • Ten years of free garbage collection, water and sewer services offered to the proposed Home for the Aged passed unanimously at Penetang Council
  • New high school ready by January, end of staggered classes
  • Food allotment for those on relief in Midland to increase by 10%. Total relief budget for 1955 is $12,000.00, 50 % of which is paid by the provincial government. There are 17 persons on relief at present, council was told

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 New officers in charge of Midland’s Salvation Army unit are Captain & Mrs. Ray Smith, formerly of New Liskeard. Shown here Sharon, 3, Brian, 8 and Barry 6

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 Top men for the day at Midland Golf & Country Club’s annual field day Sunday were Bill Howard and Doug Haig. Howard had a low net for 18 of 58 while Doug had a low gross of 77.

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 Old time dancing headed by a group from Buffalo NY will be one of the attractions at the Tiny Tay Fall Fair this week. Among the groups taking part will be a square of 7 year olds from Regent School under the guidance of teacher Miss Helen Laidlaw. The children are, CCW from bottom left, Doreen Caston, Jerry Beteau, Elizabeth Bolt, Brian Merkley, Barbara Perry, Chester Graham, Janice Rutherford and Billy Argue. Chester is between his future wife Janice Rutherford and her aunt and class teacher Helen Laidlaw.

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 Three top male athletes at Midland & Penetang District High School in track and field, results of the recent meet held Tuesday. Ron Larmand, intermediate, Bruce Calvert, senior and Bruce Bowen junior.

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Teachers in charge of athletics for the 374 boys at MPDHS; Emile Blouin track coach, W. C. Setterington head of the physical education department, Douglas Palmer and Doug Swales who will coach football.

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Three girls won top honours in their divisions at the recent track and field meet at Midland Penetang District High School; Pat Fraser intermediate, Carol Cowan, junior and Judy DeNure, senior. They will be part of the team that will represent the school at the Thompson Track & Field Meet in Barrie on September 24th.

4 thoughts on “Huronia Museum – Looking Back 60 Years in North Simcoe – Sept 14th to 20th 1955

  1. re the dance pix. in the background to the left would be billy pinchin, and I believe beside him is angela magnus.

    I used to walk miss laidlaw to school. me and 25 other fine young men

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