RM of Glenside holding election in October

Baljennie News

The RM of Glenside is preparing for an election of new coucillors in different divisions later in October. There will be a new councillor for Division 5 to replace Robert Greer. He served for close to 40 years and served a few times as deputy reeve. Robert passed away in June 2018.

The Western Development Museum in North Battleford workers and volunteers are busy preparing for the school children that will be attending Harvest Day Sept 21. There will be all sorts of harvest machines going, besides some difficult tasks completed like in the old days.

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The volunteers are repairing a few antique gas tractors and stationary engines, painting and applying decals.

A work crew has been at the museum, working on the old steam engine. They have sand blasted the entire machine, have applied a premier coat and are now in the process of repairing. Windows and a few boards are replaced where they are needed. There will be a grand opening for the engine in 2019.

Staff have been out repainting the village buildings to brighten it up.

The RM of Glenside are preparing for an election of some new coucillors in different divisions later in October. There will be a new councillor for Division 5 to replace Robert Greer. He served for close to 40 years and served  a few times as deputy reeve. Robert passed away in June 2018.

The summer school holidays have come to a close for all the children, bus drivers and teachers. They have been excited to get back to school to start new grades and meet new teachers and new friends. Their next holiday will be Thanksgiving on Oct. 8.

The last days of summer are fading fast and then into the autumn season and likely Indian Summer. August ended with some below zero temperatures and frost. We do not need the showers we’ve had during this harvest period, as much as we do need the moisture. A big percentage of the harvest has been completed, so it’s ahead of this time last year. With the hot dry summer it is surprising how good some of the crops are producing. Let’s hope it clears up soon so the farmers can get back to the harvest to finish up before old man winter arrives.

There are a few sand hill cranes about the grain fields. The crows and Canada and white snow geese are about in huge flocks getting their last food in the fields before they go south for the winter. The little humming birds have already left. They don’t like this cool weather. Many leaves are falling,

Stanley and Dorothy Mills had their daughter Elaine Theriault of Mississauga, Ont. visit for a few days. She stayed at her brother’s home, Walter and Olive Mills, in West Park, Battleford. While here she visited with her aunts and uncles and had a little visit with Neadean Mitchell of River Heights Lodge in North Battleford. She also spent some time out at the farm in Baljennie sorting out a few things there.

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