Peek at the Past

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A peek from the Town Crier’s Friday, July 14, 1967 issue – Dr. W.D. Morley and Mrs. Morley, from Mildmay, took their covered wagon entry to quite a few of the area’s Centennial Parades… an entry which pleased the crowds in Mildmay, Ayton, Walkerton, Neustadt and Clifford!   – Town Crier photo

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A peek from the Town Crier’s June 18, 1997 issue – Two members of the Mildmay Lions Club, Alex Mitchell and Wayne Ellis visited the two elementary schools in Mildmay as a part of their “Proud To Be A Canadian” project.  They are pictured above the Grade 1 class at Mildmay-Carrick Public School and  the Grade 1 class at Sacred Heart Jr. School. Each student received a flag and a certificate.

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– Town Crier photo

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A Crier subscriber submitted this photo of the  first graduating Grade 8 class from Mildmay-Carrick Public School 1966-67.  Front row (l-r): Murray Mills, Ethel Darling, Faye Schaus, Garry Dietz, Diane Dietz, Carol Baynton, Paul Russwurm, Randy Hughes, Darryl Culbert. Middle row (l-r): Eric Pinnell, Ken Schwass, Brian Schaus, Charles Albrecht, Principal/Teacher Bruce Giles, Betty Leech, Ron Filsinger, Ernie Taibinger, Carol Miller. Back row (l-r): Janet Diebel, Judy Russwurm, Joan Reuber, Bruce Kamrath, Anna Mayhew, Judy MacKenzie, Reg Dahms, Marlayne Rivers, Bonnie Albert.

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A peek from the Town Crier’s Friday, June 2, 1967 issue – A huge crowd lined the route along Mildmay’s main street on Sunday, May 21, 1967 for the Memorial Parade and joined in the service at the Cenotaph. Taking part in the parade was the Hanover Citizen’s Band,  members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Walkerton Branch, and shown above as they pass by is a convertible carrying Miss Canada and Miss Centennial followed by the Mildmay Girl Guides and Brownies.          – Town Crier photo

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A peek from the Town Crier’s May 19, 1967 issue – Shown above are the fourteen members of the Mildmay-Carrick Centennial Committee that was first organized in October of 1966 to make plans to mark the 100th Birthday of the Dominion of Canada, being held May 19, 20, 21 and 22. The committee spent long hours and did much planning in making this event come true, and hoped everyone would enjoy themselves. Front row (left-right): Milton Filsinger, Harvey J. Liesemer (Treasurer), John Hafermehl (Chairman), Harold J. Schmalz (Secretary), Howard Johnston. Back row: Norman Dietrich, Norman Schmidt, Mac Metcalfe, George Culbert Sr., John Thompson, Ronald Schmalz,  Jerome Durrer, Nick Lang, Arthur Albert. Absent was Lloyd Liesemer.  -Town Crier photo

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A peek from the Town Crier’s May 23, 1975 issue – Wes Oswald, Past President of the O.M.H.A. (right) presents a “Most Valuable Player” trophy to Chip Haelzle of the Mildmay Bantam Hockey Team. Others receiving M.V.P.  trophies are (left to right) Brenden O’Donaghue for the Atoms, David Kupferschmidt for the PeeWees and John Kelly for the Juveniles.   – Town Crier photo

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Mildmay-Carrick Public School opened in 1966 and is marking its 50th birthday this year.  Pictured are the members of the teaching staff from 1966-67. Back row (l-r): Mrs. Isobel Stewart, Mrs. Erma Lantz, Mr. William Tooke, Mrs. Gladys Klages, Mr. John Waack. Front row (l-r): Mrs. Lynda Diana McNeil, Mrs. Gayle Morrell, Mr. Bruce Giles, Mrs. Isobel Baetz, Mrs. Marguireta Frickey.  (The school is celebrating its 50th birthday during the Annual Spring Concert on May 11, 2017.)

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A peek from the Town Crier’s Friday, April 29, 1977 issue – These six “Beastly Beauty” contestants were vieing for the title of Miss Clifford Rotary Club 1977 during a stage show at the Clifford Community Hall. Left-right: Honda Lee (Ron Cook), Charmaine (Max Held), Huggy Bear (Hartley McHarg), Dixie Bell (Murray Garrett), April Shower (Aaron Rubach) and Twinkle Toes (Ken Crabtree).   – Town Crier photo

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A peek from the Town Crier’s May 31, 2000 issue – Mildmay’s newest business, Stewart’s Town & Country Market, held their Grand Opening celebrations. A special ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday, May 26, 2000. Cutting the ribbon were (left to right) Sydney Stewart Roes, Brady Lantz and Martina Cronin. Assisting were Phyllis Hammell and John Shaw. Pictured in the background at the right is store owner Jack Stewart