Here's a look at what was making the news 25 and 50 years ago in the Hants Journal.
25 years ago (May 3, 1989 paper)
• Windsor town council vetoed a plan to see the downtown core extended to include Victoria St., Stannus St., Thomas St., and King St. The proposal, which was struck down by a close 4-3 vote, would have seen the additional areas zoned town centre commercial instead of residential.
• Les Beazley, owner of Lohnes Funeral Service Ltd., was denied permission to erect a sign on town-owned property that would direct motorists to the funeral home.
Beazley questioned the fairness of the ruling as there were six existing signs on town property that contravened Windsor's bylaw.
• Tenders for the new Windsor Elementary School on Tremaine Crescent were issued.
• The Windsor Regional High School Grade 10 trumpet section won gold medals at the Nova Scotia Music Fest. The trumpeters were: Laura Newcombe, Sarah Wyman, Jennifer MacMillan, Sherri Rehberg and Ethan Cameron.
• As part of Windsor Save-Easy's promotion to announce they were selling Lotto 649 tickets, they offered a free ticket to every customer that arrived at the store on May 6 and bought $20 worth of groceries.
• The Imperial Theatre was getting ready to host The Barra MacNeils.
• The Department of Community Services honoured volunteers from across the province for their service to the organization. Two Hants County couples — Clarence and Donna Hazel, of Newport, and Darrell and Jana Church, of Falmouth — were feted for being foster parents.
• Although some hockey fans didn't think it could be done, Newport won the Midland Hockey League’s championship trophy for the third consecutive year.
50 years ago (April 29, 1964 paper)
The newspaper with this date was missing from the West Hants Historical Society's archives. Hants History, 50 years ago, will continue next week.