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Hi-ho Silver away

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26904
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  • 1976

"Bradford Mayor Joe Magani makes a valiant effort to mount his donkey during one of the most hilarious events staged during the five-day Salad Festival. The donkey baseball game drew large crowds as the Lions battled the Bradford Rotary. The event...

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Heavy rains deluge homes with mud

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26919
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  • 1976

"Friday night's torrential downpour created some problems for homeowners on Britannia Ave. Mud and debris, swept along by water, plugged the catch basins behind the homes of Richard McIndless and John Maddox and overflowed into their backyards. S...

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Studied mining, now running store

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26886
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  • 1976-01-28

"Gordon Compton, who owns the Bradford IGA, was born in London, Ontario, where his father ran the local A and P store. Gord's family moved around quite a bit from the time he was born in 1933, until they settled in Bradford. His father owned the o...

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Heritage display

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26891
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  • 1976

"Marta Ozals, a student in John Gabel's class at Earl Rowe Public School, was hard at work last week on her poster for the Kinsmen's Heritage Day celebrations this weekend. The posters will be judged Saturday and will be on display Sunday at the h...

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Community honors Citizen of the Year

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26900
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  • 1976-05-19

"More than 250 well-wishers and dignitaries filled the auditorium of the Bradford and District Community Centre Sunday to honor Tom Gardner, Bradford's Citizen of the Year for 1976. Mr. Gardner, who operated a hardware store in Bradford for 56 yea...

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Jim Church picked for committee

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 77-PH26815
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  • 1977-03-30

"Jim Church, chairman of the Bradford Public Utilities Commission was appointed last week to the finance committee of the Ontario Municipal Electric Association. Mr. Church, a 17-year veteran of the PUC, will work with fellow commissioners from ac...

George Jackson

Town gathers for Joe Magani

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 77-PH26805
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  • 1977-02-02

"More than 180 persons were on hand at the Bradford Community Centre Friday night to honor 'Uncle Joe' Magani on his retirement from 20 years in Bradford politics, the last 16 of those as mayor. Reeve Ken Wood was chairman for the evening, and he ...

George Jackson

Katie Merschilz Graduate

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26910
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  • 1976-06-23

"Katie Merschilz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Merschilz, Thornton Avenue, Bradford, received her secretarial science diploma from Ryerson Polytechnical School recently. Katie is presently employed by the Minister of Government Services."

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Graduate Joyce Cairns

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 77-PH26833
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  • 1977-06-15

" Joyce Cairns, daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Stanley Cairns of Bradford, graduated from the legal secretary's course this month at the spring convocation at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology. She was accepted a position with Blake Cassells ...

George Jackson

Used car dealer wins 76 Cadillac Eldorado in Lions club car draw

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26932
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  • 1976-09-15

"Dunnville used car dealer Robert Rowe won the 1976 Cadillac Eldorado at the annual Lions Club car draw Monday night. A capacity crowd remained past midnight to watch as the tickets on the board dwindled, drawing ever closer to the big prize. The ...

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