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The Glengarry News - - Our County Correspond­ents - JO­HANNE WENSINK 613-577-2735 [email protected] xplor­net. com

110 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Feb. 17, 1905

Louise Kemp was ap­pointed Chief of the Town Fire Brigade at a salary of $25.

R. Hunter of Maxville has been elected vice- pres­i­dent of the Cana­dian Ayr­shire Breed­ers’ As­soc.

John Hay­den’s res­i­dence had a nar­row es­cape from de­struc­tion by fire.

E. Leger has sold out his sad­dlery busi­ness to Ul­ric Lalonde.

No­tice ap­peared to the dis­so­lu­tion of part­ner­ship of Sabourin Bros., butch­ers; in fu­ture the busi­ness will be car­ried on by Alphonse Sabourin.

Messrs. D. McPhee, D.C. Sin­clair, H. Dick and Jno. Mul­h­ern, were in Mon­treal to see the Ot­tawa-Wanderer hockey match.

John Coleman’s black­smith shop at Ap­ple Hill was de­stroyed by fire Feb. 8th.

J. D. McLeod of Cot­ton Beaver has pur­chased a fine or­gan from Mr. Du­rant of Van­kleek Hill.

100 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Feb. 19, 1915

Re­cruit­ing for over­seas is still go­ing on. Since last is­sue the fol­low­ing have been ac­cepted and are in train­ing here: Claude Nun­ney, North Lan­caster; David Schell, Maxville; Charles Spence, Lag­gan; Al­bert Kingston, Wm. Amana, Alexandria; Geo. Wil­liams, Dun­ve­gan. On Mon­day the fol­low­ing were pro­moted to cor­po­ral; Ptes. E. May, T. Smith, F. Smith and D. Dufresne.

J. Kennedy Mac­donell, El­gin St., has en­listed for over­seas ser­vice with the Fifth Mounted Ri­fles and is train­ing at Sher­brooke.

D. Edgar McRae is in Moose Creek con­duct­ing a short course in agri­cul­ture.

Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Costello en­ter­tained at their spa­cious home Mon­day night. Cards were played at 19 ta­bles and, fol­low­ing re­fresh­ments, there was danc­ing with Pro­fes­sor Beauchamp of Mon­treal, as pi­anist.

R. Met­calfe broke his arm at the skat­ing rink in Maxville Fri­day night.

Dunc Christie, Geo. Doucette, Ken­nie Urquhart, Leonard St. John and Clifford Merkley left Maxville for Ot­tawa Mon­day to join the third con­tin­gent.

Mrs. An­gus Hay and her ten chil­dren es­caped death when their home at Kirk Hill was de­stroyed by fire Tues­day night. Mrs. Hay and her eldest daugh­ter Mary Florence were se­verely burned in sav­ing the younger chil­dren.

90 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Feb. 20, 1925

Miss Olive Huot, nurse-in­train­ing Wa­ter Street Hos­pi­tal, Ot­tawa, is vis­it­ing her par­ents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A.C. Huot.

Mr. and Mrs. M.N. Stewart, Stewart’s Glen, have re­ceived word their son Don­ald L., was hurt in an ac­ci­dent in the Gulf of Mexico.

J. A. C. Huot was elected pres­i­dent of Alexandria Board of Trade at the an­nual meet­ing. Vice- pres­i­dents are G. W. Shep­herd and C. Lacombe and sec­re­tary- trea­surer is R. R. Mac­don­ald.

The latest in­dus­try in the ham­let of Spring Creek is a por­ta­ble sawmill, op­er­ated by J.K. McLen­nan.

The mar­riage of Mary H. McMil­lan and Don­ald John McLeod of Dalkeith took place at the Manse, Kirk Hill on Fe­bru­ary 11.

80 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Feb. 15, 1935

Don­ald Wil­lard, 29, son of Alexan­der Wil­lard, 2nd Kenyon, was fa­tally burned when his cig­a­rette ig­nited the couch on which he had fallen asleep.

Miss Eva Goulet is be­ing ex­ten­sively en­ter­tained prior to her de­par­ture this morn­ing for Mon­treal where she en­ters the Com­mu­nity of the Sis­ters of Holy Cross as a pos­tu­lant.

Alex H. Robert­son of Maxville, has been ap­pointed a Jus­tice of the Peace.

70 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Feb. 16, 1945

The SD&G High­landers are re­ported in the thick of the Cana­dian Army Drive to cap­ture the Ruhr.

Vin­cent Cameron has pur­chased the busi­ness block oc­cu­pied for many years by A.W. McMil­lan, un­der­taker and will open a Massey-Harris agency.

Mr. and Mrs. John D. McDonell, 3rd Kenyon, have re­ceived word their sons, CSM Dun­can G. McDonell and Cpl. John Leo McDonell, are spend­ing leave in Lon­don to­gether, their first meet­ing since Au­gust, 1942.

Pte. Mun­roe Grant, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don­ald Grant, Wil­liamstown, died of wounds while serv­ing in Hol­land; Sgt. Sam­son Brunet is dan­ger­ously ill as a re­sult of wounds re­ceived in Hol­land; Sea­man John McPhee sur­vived the tor­pe­do­ing of his ship in the South


60 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Feb. 17, 1955

Some $1,000 in cheques and stock were taken by thieves from the Ma­cLach­lan Bros. Store in Lan­caster Mon­day night.

W.C. Steele of Lan­caster, area elec­tri­cian in­spec­tor, suf­fered se­vere burns to his left hand when the blow torch he was op­er­at­ing sprayed burn­ing ga­so­line over his cloth­ing.

A for­mer war­den, Don­ald B. Mac­Don­ald of Glen Sand­field, died Mon­day. Colonel John A. Gillies, VD, of Ot­tawa died that same day.

50 YEARS AGO Thurs­day, Feb. 18, 1965

Prin­ci­pal C. Camp­bell Fraser has ten­dered his res­ig­na­tion to the board of trustees of Glen­garry Dis­trict High School, ef­fec­tive June 30. He plans to con­tinue his res­i­dence at Glen Sand­field.

The Glen­garry Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal Board has taken over the build­ing from the con­trac­tor. Equip­ment is on or­der and it is ex­pected the hos­pi­tal will be in op­er­a­tion about mid-April.

Arthur Maclaren of Alexandria has been trans­ferred by the Bell Tele­phone Co. from Mon­treal to Kingston where he will be In­stal­la­tion Fore­man for the city.

A mem­ber of the fire brigade at Kingston for 15 years, Aime Lalonde of Alexandria, has been pro­moted to Cap­tain.

Canada’s new flag was raised at noon, Mon­day, across the coun­try.

40 YEARS AGO Thurs­day, Feb. 20, 1975

Af­ter many years of ser­vice as pres­i­dent of the Glen­garry Pipe Band As­so­ci­a­tion, Mor­lin Camp­bell re­tired as pres­i­dent and R. Grant MacGil­livray was elected pres­i­dent for the re­main­der of the year.

The Town of Alexandria may sell part of the in­dus­trial park for a hous­ing de­vel­op­ment. Dis­cus­sion was held and it was de­cided by coun­cil­lors that no ac­tion would be taken un­til a full study had been given the mat­ter.

The Moose Creek Sun­shine Club has been awarded a New Hori­zons'’ grant of $12,757. The money is to be used by this se­nior cit­i­zens group to or­ga­nize a drop-in cen­tre for so­cial, cul­tural and craft ac­tiv­i­ties.

30 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, Feb. 20, 1985

Bad weather con­di­tions are be­ing blamed for a multi-car pileup on Hwy. 34 north of Alexandria Sun­day morn­ing that in­jured four and caused dam­age es­ti­mated at more than $16,000. Blow­ing snow caus­ing white­outs, forced po­lice to close the high­way to travel for a time.

Alexandria Fig­ure Skat­ing Club came away with top hon­ours at the In­ter-Club com­pe­ti­tion held Feb. 9 and 10 in Brockville in a field of 12 clubs.

The new ex­ec­u­tive for Glen­garry Pork Pro­duc­ers was elected Mon­day night. They are: Pres­i­dent Jim Gil­lissie, Vice Pres­i­dent Gilles Glaude, Sec­re­tary- trea­surer Kitty Ewaschuk, Di­rec­tors: Charles My­ers, Nor­man Abra­ham, Wes Lan­caster, Claude Maloney, Yvon Re­naud and Jac­ques Re­naud.

20 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, Feb. 22, 1995

Alexandria’s rail sta­tion has been des­ig­nated a her­itage site by Cana­dian Her­itage Min­is­ter Michel Dupuy. The des­ig­na­tion means that no rail­way com­pany may re­move, de­stroy, al­ter in any way or dis­pose of a her­itage rail­way sta­tion un­der its con­trol with­out the gov­ern­ment’s ap­proval.

Kenyon town­ship coun­cil is call­ing the Raisin Re­gion Con­ser­va­tion Au­thor­ity to the car­pet and ask­ing the board to ex­plain why the chair of the board over­spent his hon­o­raria and travel ex­pense bud­gets by more than $6,000 last year.

The town of Alexandria went ahead with a meet­ing last week with Con­sol­tex to dis­cuss ways for it to re­duce its wa­ter con­sump­tion. The Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment and Energy has ex­tended a freeze on de­vel­op­ment af­ter it was dis­cov­ered the town has been ex­ceed­ing the amount of wa­ter it is al­lowed to take from Loch Garry.

10 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, Feb. 23, 2005

Over a hun­dred trac­tors all but shut down a stretch of High­way 401 on Fri­day morn­ing to send a di­rect mes­sage to Queen’s Park. The event was or­ga­nized by the Glen­garry Landown­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion as a protest against what many ru­ral res­i­dents see as re­stric­tive and ex­pen­sive gov­ern­ment leg­is­la­tion.

An in­tense fire raged through the home of Cor­nel and Janet Keusch at 438 Main St. N., Alexandria late Mon­day evening. The fam­ily nar­rowly es­caped the blaze which killed the fam­ily dog and one of its three cats.

Two more North Glen­garry restau­rants have taken up arms in the bat­tle against in­door smok­ing. As of March 1, Mag­gie’s Bar-B-Q in Alexandria will of­fi­cially be smoke-free, as will the Can­dle­stick Res­tau­rant fol­low­ing shortly there­after.

Cal­en­dar win­ners

Glen­garry Curl­ing Club win­ners for the week of Feb. 16 in­clude Marty McDon­ald, Green Val­ley $ 20; Ri­ley Vil­leneuve, Maxville $40; David Sabourin, Cornwall $30; John MacSweyn, Alexandria. $ 30; Patty Nowry, Maxville $40.

World Day of Prayer

The World Day of Prayer ser­vice is be­ing held at St. An­drew's Pres­by­te­rian Church in Maxville Fri­day, March 6, at 1:30 p.m. This year the ser­vice is writ­ten by the women from the Ba­hamas.

Snow­man com­pe­ti­tion

The Maxville Cham­ber of Com­merce is hold­ing its first ever snow­man com­pe­ti­tion. Build a snow­man, take a pic­ture and post it on their Face­book page. Pic­tures must be sub­mit­ted by Feb. 27 at 11:59 p. m. Vot­ing will take place March 3. Win­ners will be no­ti­fied by Face­book. Cre­ations will be judged on orig­i­nal­ity, de­sign, size and how it is ac­ces­sorized. This con­test is open to Maxville and area (Dun­ve­gan, Kenyon Town­ship, Green­field) res­i­dents and busi­nesses. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Adrien at 613-930-7733.

Em­ployee of the month

Bruce McDon­ald con­tin­ues to amaze at Maxville Home Hard­ware. Dur­ing a snow­storm last week, he was able to sell a lawn­mower! Now that is a sales­man!

Li­brary news

The Maxville Li­brary Branch of the SD&G County Li­brary in­vites you to some ex­cit­ing pro­gram­ming in March. Tues­day chil­dren's pro­gram- ming in­cludes Lego Club, March 3 at 4:30 p.m. Wii Night, March 10 at 4:30 p.m. Story Time, March 17 at 4:30 p.m., March Break Board Game Night, Thurs. March 19 at 4:30 p.m., STEAM March 24 at 4:30 p.m. Ukrainian egg dec­o­rat­ing is on March 31. Drop in any­time be­tween 4: 30 and 7: 30 p.m. This pro­gram is free but reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired to guar­an­tee that there are enough eggs for ev­ery­one.

Adult Pro­gram­ming in­cludes Crafter's Haven March 5 at 6:30 p.m. The Adult Book Club is read­ing “Still Alice” by Lisa Gen­ova and will be meet­ing March 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Save the date

Save the date: May 1, 2, 3 week­end. The Maxville Mu­sicfest Com­mit­tee is pleased to bring you a lineup of four con­certs fea­tur­ing a va­ri­ety of mu­si­cal gen­res. Stay tuned for more de­tails and ticket sales com­ing soon. Check out www.maxville­mu­sicfest.ca.

Vol­un­teers needed

The Maxville Manor is a not­for- profit com­mu­nity ser­vice sup­ported by skilled and re­li­able in­di­vid­u­als who care about oth­ers. Your help as a vol­un­teer will im­prove the qual­ity of life of those who may be lonely, need help with shop­ping, need a ride to med­i­cal ap­point­ments, pro­vide mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment, en­gage with group ac­tiv­i­ties, serve cus­tomers at spe­cial events, de­liver hot meals to iso­lated se­niors, and so on. Hours are flex­i­ble, train­ing and sup­port is avail­able. Kind­ness and a car­ing heart are re­quired. If you fit this pro­file, please con­tact Phyl­lis Burten­shaw- Lalonde, Vol­un­teer Co­or­di­na­tor at 613527-2170 ext. 228 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. There are nu­mer­ous op­por­tu­ni­ties for which you can vol­un­teer in your com­mu­nity.

Ir­ish stew

Mark this date on your cal­en­dar for the fa­mous Ir­ish Stew Supper at St. Michael's, Satur­day, March 7.

Spaghetti supper

The 1st Maxville Scouts will be host­ing its third an­nual “All you can eat” spaghetti supper at the Maxville Arena Feb. 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The din­ner will in­clude salad, spaghetti with two kinds of sauces, rolls, cof­fee/tea/juice.

There will also be a bake sale run by the Cubs and Scouts to sup­port them go­ing to a week­long sum­mer camp.

For more in­for­ma­tion check out www.maxville­scouts.ca.



Quote of the week

“If you al­ways do what in­ter­ests you, at least one per­son is pleased!” – Katharine Hep­burn.


YFC DO­NA­TION: Alexandria YFC is grate­ful for the $2,000 in match­ing funds the Alexandria Sco­tia­bank branch con­trib­uted to­wards the Ge­or­gian House an­nual fundrais­ing din­ner for Youth For Christ, also known as Alexandria Youth Un­lim­ited. Over $5,500 was...

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