News ‘n’ views from Baljennie

The Western Development Museum in North Battleford keeps busy on work bee Fridays, with volunteers continuing to come out to work. They have been very busy getting all the threshing equipment ready for Threshing Day on Sept. 27, starting at 9 a.m. They have a few machines ready to go and are putting the finishing touches on the other machinery to run that day.

They have been repairing many other farm machines. Some pieces needed are no longer available for purchase as they are so outdated, so it takes a lot of extr time to build and machine these needed parts.

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After Threshing Day, everything used will be cleaned up and put into storage for the season until needed again next year. It is so nice to see the volunteers come out. They are all greatly needed and appreciated.

Work bees on Fridays will continue and any volunteers are welcome to come out. There is always something to be done, or even just visiting with those who are working. The museum has been kept busy with rentals and food for a recent funeral and political meetings.

On Sept. 1, a burial took place at the Baljennie St. Bridget’s Cemetery in the Bright plot. A family member of the late John and Mary Bright was laid to rest. John and Mary Bright lived and farmed in the Baljennie area and were some of the first to come into the district. They later moved to Saskatoon. John and Mary are both interred in the family plot, along with other family members.

We welcome Bob Adams and Jen, and Michael and Claudette McGuire, who have recently moved into Battleford West Place. Enjoy your stay.

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