It’s the Middleville News

It’s the Middleville News


Middleville & District Museum— 1st Congregational Church

March 28 1898 – Roads were so bad on Sunday that neither Rev. Mr. Drysdale or Rev. Mr. McCall were able to get to their outside appointments..


June 03 1898

Dr. Klotz has gone to Toronto for a few days on business.

Miss Jennie McIntyre, of Darling, is visiting at Mr. A. R . M cIntyre’s at present.

Rev. J. S. Mcllraith, of Balderson, and Rev. W. S. Smith, of this place, exchanged pulpits on Sunday last.

A medicine company is holding meetings here every evening for a week in advertising their remedies.

Mrs. Phillip of Bennie’s Corners, who has been staying with her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Cunningham, left on Monday for Toronto’ to visit another daughter there.

The township council met on Saturday last and transacted a considerable amount of business but were too busy to consider ways and means of securing a. new town hall, which is urgently required, as the usefulness of the old one is almost gone.

A number of horses have been turned out by their owners to enjoy the sweet and verdant pasturage on the sides of the highways adjacent to our village to the annoyance of travellers and others. Murmurs of dissent are frequently heard, and if the owners do not act wisely they will be compelled to seek their property in the village pounds some of these days


Middleville & District Museum–James Penman Family, Evan, Tena, Ronnie, Rex

Cheese is being shipped weekly from this factory. Mr. Weeks, traveller for Crothers, of Kingston, was in town on Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Jam es Watt, of Clayton, were visiting friends here last week. Miss Haight, principal of our school was visiting friends at Innisville lately.


Mr. John Mitchell has purchased a span of fine horses to replace the ones he sold.

Mr. and Miss McVeitty, of Oliver’s Ferry, were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Dobbie this week.

Mr. and Mrs. W . J , Rintoul, of Tatlock, were in our midst last week calling upon friends.

Mr. Joseph A. Watt, agent for the York County Loan and Savings Co., was in town on Tuesday.

The Misses Playfair, of Playfairville, were the guests , of Miss Jean Afiieck, of Plum Hollow last week.

Mrs. (Rev.) W . S. Smith is a t present in Centreville visiting among the friends of Mr. Smith’s late charge.Rev. W . S. Smith will preach preparatory sermons to the communion in Clayton and Rosebank churches on Friday next.


Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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  1. Reading this synopsis of the Middleville “news” by an anonymous correspondent reminds me of the Social Notes (sic) column in the Carleton Place Canadian written by Agnes Dunfield of the Canadian staff. Colleagues of mine in the RCN who were from a large community continually pestered me for my copy of the Canadian simply to read that column which the sophisticated city folk could not get enough of!!

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