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1958: Local drug store expanding

Posted on March 7, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #272
These items were taken from the July 10, 1958 issue of the Bow Island Graphic
Bow Island
– One of the busiest spots in town these days is the Bow Island Drug Store. Elmer Bergh and his staff are engaged in the business of filling up all the new shelf and counter space that has been added to the store. A 24 x 40 foot extension has just been completed with the extra room giving Elmer one of the nicest drug stores around. It is a credit to the town and would be to any city. It also shows Elmer’s faith in the future development of this community. The extension and interior renovations were done by Kay Peterson and Harry Kyle, assisted by Ferrel’s Heating and Plumbing and Milton Mack Electric. With the added space Elmer will be able to give greater display to the many lines carried in stock. In addition to the regular prescriptions and patents, there will be sections for cameras and other photographic equipment as well as a developing service, cosmetics and baby supplies, novelties and gift items, veterinary supplies, magazines, greeting cards, stationery and school supplies, electric razors and shaving needs, tobacco and smoking supplies, insecticides and sporting goods.
– A front page item advised that Roma Nicolay’s wedding to Stephen Roth in Lethbridge on June 30. The couple are making their home in Bow Island.
– A front page article informed of the passing of William Zorn. He was 46 years of age and was survived by his wife Laura and sons Kenneth and Douglas, his father Leo Zorn and a brother Frank Zorn and a sister Mrs. R. Hesleton.
– The congregation of the Evangelical Free Church have decided to build a new church building, on their present property. Plans are now before an architect and it is expected construction on the foundation will commence very shortly.
– This week a lovely memoriam to the Lunseth family has been erected on the Lutheran Church. A bell tower and steeple, made by Pastor Dahlen and Gus Johnson now stands several feet in the air above the church.
– Stanley Calder and his fiancée Miss Maureen Shepard of Calgary spent a few days visiting here with Stan’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Calder. Miss Shepard and Stanley have announced the date for their wedding which will take place in Calgary on August 9.
Foremost News by Odella and Pauline Unser
– Roy Wallman, who is head of the Programs Committee for the Boy Scouts left early Saturday morning to attend a Jamboree at Banff. He was accompanied by Martin Boch, who is a Scout Master of one of the troops. The Jamboree was expected to be attended by 1,400 boys from Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Montana.  Brian Parker, Arthur Jensen, Kenny Hadlington, Dale Jensen, Franklin Kuehn, Harry Moss, Ronnie Baker, Larry Wolfe, Glen Thompson and Wayne Thompson are attending the Jamboree.
– Three Foremost district girls recently graduated from Garbutt Business College in Lethbridge. They are Doris Meroniuk, Alice Takacs and Odella Unser.
Lucky Strike and Masinasin News by Mrs. Margaret Look
– Correspondence from the Hon. L. Halmrast and Mr. Hook, Minister of Municipal Affairs gave a reply to the resolution sent in about the Hutterite situation, which stated it was under investigation.
– The Scouts from this district attending the Scout Jamboree in Banff are Tommy Lee, Dennis Taylor and Darwin Sturtevant. Charlie Johnston, their leader accompanied them for the week.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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