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1958: BoM makes a move

Posted on July 25, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen

These items were taken from the November 6 and November 13, 1958 Graphic Newspaper
Bow Island
– On Monday the old Bank of Montreal building was moved to its new site on Main Street; construction of the new building at the old bank site will begin immediately. Old Fred says: The Bank of Montreal operated out of this new building for many years then decided to leave Bow Island, and sold the building to the Servus Credit Union who are still there.
– Tenders on Dressing Rooms – Tenders will be received by the undersigned until noon, November 19, 1958 for the new outdoor skating room and approximately 125 posts, size of dressing room to be 12’ x 24’. Tenders to be submitted as above for building only. Wynne Evans, Sec. Civic Centre Committee, Bow Island, Alberta. Old Fred says: This dressing room was for the temporary rink that was built in the area where the Roman Catholic – Separate School is now located.
– Advert: The Eight Ball, Russ and Duff Martin, Snooker and Billiards – Try our daily special, home cooked foods. We serve the best people in the world – Our Customers!
– Advert: Albert Spengler (Rhythm Motors) Grassy Lake. Personal Specialized Service on cars, trucks and tractors (gas and diesel) automatic transmission work our specialty. Phone 316, P.O. Box 150. Old Fred says: Albert Spengler later relocated to Purple Springs and his garage is still in operation.
– Advert: Pat Knibbs – Trenching and backfilling, Small Excavations, Town and Country Work, reasonable prices, phone 231, Bow Island.
November 13
Bow Island
– There was a front page picture and write up of the wedding of Lavina Funk to Louis Schmidt.
– Harry Kyle had the misfortune to fall Wednesday afternoon while working on the Marshall Wells expansion and fractured his leg below the hip He is presently a patient at the Taber Municipal Hospital and we wish him a speedy recovery. Old Fred says: The Marshall Wells store is the present Bow Island Hardware.
Winnifred News by Mrs. Bertha Annon
– The Community Association held their annual election of officers at their regular meeting November 3. President is Wiliam Kolody; Vice Presidents, John Harink and Tony Stappler; Melvin Krokom is Secretary Treasurer all holding office for the second year. Among those elected directors are Madames: Krokom, Popel, Harink, Zacher, Stappler, Kolody, Roeder, also Doug Begg, Burrill Williams, John Popel and Martin Zacher.
– Mrs. John Hubka of Renalta, B.C, has moved back to the farm and is living in a new little house which her son, Otto Hubka has recently built for her.
Burdett News by Mrs. Donald Warren
– The artificial ice plant which was installed in January of this year has all been paid for except $2500. Only about 30 members were in attendance at the Curling Club meeting.
– Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Peterson are receiving congratulations on the birth of a daughter.
– Also receiving congratulations are Mr. and Mrs. Wyman Campbell and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Van der Sloot on births of their sons.
That’s all for this week, this has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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