Touching base after 60 years

Baljennie News

The Western Development Museum in North Battleford continues to hold regular Friday work bees at the museum workshop. One week three volunteers from the Saskatoon Western Development Museum came in for the day.

Condolences are extended to the Leitie, Rayner and Parkinson families of the Battlefords and Bjelde Creek areas on the recent passing of Harold Leitie of Saskatoon. A celebration of life was held in Saskatoon. Family of the local area attended.

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Recently I received an interesting telephone call from Missouri from a former resident of North Battleford from 60 years ago. She lived on York Street, now 104th Street. The call was from Dorothy Vermett and I met her all those years ago. She was a friend of the family. She still has relatives in the area. Back in those days, Dorothy and her family moved to Vancouver, B.C. where her friend Vyonne Mills (Ackerman) lived. Then she and the family moved to Missouri where her sister and fmily lived.

Baljennie news does travel and wide like our “Baljennie Reaches Far and Wide” book composed in 1980. We still try to keep the Baljennie name active.

Winter hit with a vengeance in early January, shutting down school buses for a few days. It makes us older people think of lengthy winter days of years ago. Milder days are now being enjoyed.

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