Peek at the Past

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A peek from the Town Crier’s Friday, September 16, 1977 issue – The Mildmay Lions Squirt Ball Team won the 1977 Intercounty Championship with two straight victories over the Ayton entry. Front (left to right): Tom Schmalz, Tim Beggs, Jim Campbell, Dwayne Johnston, Doug Campbell.  Middle: Brian Kueneman, Dennis Becker, Steve McMann, Allan Strauss, Dwight Eickmeier, Paul Kupferschmidt, Wayne Kenny. Back: Gary Johnston (Coach), Mark Pinder, Danny Illerbrunn, Paul Schefter, Keith Campbell (Manager), Doug Waechter, Bill Reinhart, Orbin Eickmeier (Coach).    – Town Crier photo

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A peek from the Town Crier’s Friday, July 15, 1966 issue – Yesterday and today…. here’s a contrast of the days that were and are…. the photo on the top was taken of part of the business section in Formosa (Oberle’s Store, the hotel and church are quite visible) during a special celebration. Horse and buggies predominate the street area.  The photo on the bottom, which was taken on July 9, 1966, shows that the scene has switched to “car” horsepower.  Again, one can see Oberle’s Store, the hotel and church, although more trees are now visible as well

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This photo was taken from the Mildmay-Carrick Centennial Souvenir Program – Shown in this picture, displaying the attendance trophy for District No. 10, which was won at Meaford in the Fall of 1966 are: back row (left to right): Mr. and Mrs. John P. Arnold, Mrs. Harry Schumacher, Mr. and Mrs. George Culbert Sr., Mrs. and Mr. Leo J. Weber. Sitting: Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Durrer, Mrs. and Mr. Norman Dietrich, Mrs. Henry Illerbrunn and Mrs. and Mr. Harvey Vollick.

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A peek from the Town Crier’s Friday, September 26, 1975 issue – Not long after this photo was taken at the Mildmay Fall Fair, rain arrived spoiling the usual Fair atmosphere.  Organizers decided to carry on with all the events despite the downpour. The Fall Fair was held at the Mildmay Arena and the ball diamond (now Carnegie Park).     – Town Crier photo

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A peek from the Town Crier’s August 27, 2003 issue – Six teams competed in the Bed Races at the Teeswater Rural Fair. This entry by the Ambassadors captured the “Best Decorated” prize, but it was the Green Gerichios who placed 1st (47.14 seconds) and The Woodchucks were 2nd (53.25 seconds). In the Toilet Races, 1st went to Glen Weber (15 seconds), 2nd to Josh Luyten (18 seconds) and 3rd to James Needham (27 seconds).    – Town Crier photo

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A peek from the Town Crier’s June 9, 1987 issue – Another load of concrete heads to the top of Mildmay’s new elevated water storage tank currently under construction in the west end of the community. Wilhelm Concrete from Stratford, Ontario was in charge of building this stem portion of the mushroom shaped tower. (Workers in the photo were already above the height of the old standpipe at right and actually had one more section of three (the dark portion) to pour before the global section was added to the top. While many residents had been thinking there would be water stored in the stem portion, they were wrong. All 235,000 gallons would be stored in the globe. For comparison sake, the old water tower (at right) held only 80,000 gallons. The general contractor was KWI Construction from Stoney Creek, Ontario and the estimated overall cost of the project was + $460,000.00.     – Town Crier photo

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This postcard was brought into the Town Crier office by one of our subscribers. It is a picture of the old Grand Trunk Railway Station that was located just west of the Mildmay Lions Wilderness Park on Absalom Street. Some research indicates the photo may have been taken in the early 1900’s… and the C.T.R. wording should be G.T.R. for Grand Trunk Railway.

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A peek from the Town Crier’s Tuesday, July 21, 1987 issue – Nadine Matthews of RR#5 Mildmay accepts the keys of a candy red Corvette (valued at about $40,000.00). The car was the grand prize in a Chatelaine magazine “Famous Beauty Brands” contest. The price of a postage stamp was all it took to win. Nadine’s entry was one of over 900,000 submitted.  She picked up the car at Walkerton Motor Sales. Bill Baillie (left) proprietor of the business presented Nadine with the keys.      – Town Crier photo

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A peek from the Town Crier’s Friday, June 24, 1977 issue – Shown above are some of the members of the Mildmay Jets Girls Broomball Team and friends who took part in a Walk-A-Thon for the Mildmay and Belmore Arena funds. Front (left to right): Sandra Durrer, Chris Inglis, Janet Haelzle. Middle row: Charlene Stroeder, Charlene Reinhart, Anne Dietz, Patty Haelzle, Joyce Weber, Barb Haelzle. Back row: Bill Robson, “Butch” Durrer, Bob Dietz, Earl Weber, Murray Schneider, Marilyn Bell, Dwight Metcalfe. Absent were Donna Baynton and Doug Inglis.    – Town Crier photo