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1958: Students move to new school

Posted on October 18, 2016 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #260
These items were taken from the April 17, 1958 issue of the Bow island Graphic.
Bow Island
– Monday was moving day at the schools; Grades I and II moved to the new school from Gershaw, and Grades III and VI moved over from the Brick School.
– Mrs DeWold has moved to Bow Island from Calgary to join her husband who is manager at the local Treasury Branch. Mr. and Mrs. DeWold are living in an apartment at the T. Shatz residence.
– Newcomers to Bow Island are Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Martin and family including Lucanne, Ryan and Stuart. The Martins formerly lived in Calgary, and plan on living in the Allen home after Mr. and Mrs. M. Allen move to their home in the country. Mr. Martin is presently managing the local pool hall. Ed. Note – do you remember Rus’ nickname? Does Waxie come to mind?
– A general meeting of the local Combines Baseball Club was held at their club house on Wednesday evening, April 9 with 12 members present. Possibilities of organizing a team for this year was discussed as well as forming of a little, pony and intermediate association as a growing body. This was tabled for two weeks. Elroy Brosz was named Manager for the Combines this year and Bert Knibbs will be the Secretary. Practices will probably begin next week.
– Steve Hadnagy, who graduated last week at Olds Agricultural College is attending a special leadership course this week at the school.
– The Bow Island Branch of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Legion met on Tuesday evening at the Legion Hall. Mrs. R. Hyland presided with ten members present. Two new members were initiated into the branch, Mrs. H. Ferrel Jr. and Mrs. George Zacher of Winnifred.
Winnifred News by Mrs. Bertha Annon
– The Hutterian Bretheren are building a telephone line from the Colony to Winnifred. They are digging holes with a drill on a tractor and are on the last few miles. It is estimated that the line will cost $300 a mile. J. Hofer of the colony says he found a wrist watch on the road near Winnifred and the owner may have it by identifying it.
– Albert Hubka has returned home after completing his agricultural course at Olds.
Foremost News
– New home for Foremost Post Office: The Postmaster, Mr. D. Buis and his assistant, Mrs. Lucille Hollihan (shown in a photo) moved into the post office building on Saturday, April 12. It is an up to date edifice with 332 boxes and provision for 90 more. Mr. Ed. Berry had the honor of posting the first letter in the new building. (He beat me by a few minutes, the early bird you know).
– The Goddard Community Society held their regular meeting at the home of Mrs. Walters with Jeanette Brittner as co-hostess. It was decided to build a new Community Hall and several husbands were called on to discuss the building project.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Melllen

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