Monday November 24, 2014

Former mayor rings bell for centennial

Review photo 2877 — Greg Nikkel

Former mayor Jim Brown uses a hammer to ring the historic bell from Weyburn’s old post office, during Weyburn’s centennial birthday celebrations over noon on Friday in downtown Weyburn. The bell was cast in 1913, and was rung at noon on Friday when the city officially was incorporated as a city on Sept. 13, 1913. Mayor Debra Button was the first to ring the bell, and then anyone and everyone who was present was invited to come up and ring the bell; it was rung 100 times by the end of the noon hour. It was also announced that the Parks Board has approved a project to use bricks from the Weyburn Collegiate (which was built in 1913) when it’s demolished later this year, to house this bell in a monument to be set up on the boardwalk near the Soo Line Historical Museum. The lineup in the background was for the barbecue, with proceeds all going to the bell monument.


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