Hometown wrestling début
Ryan Lemieux will make his hometown début as himself when pro wrestling returns to the Glengarry Sports Palace July 23.
While he has in the past performed as the masked “Mystify,” the 22-year-old Alexandria native will be using his true identity when he enters the ring during the show that starts at 7 p.m. The eightmatch card will feature The Alexandria Street Fight, pitting hometown favourite Randy Berry against Joey Valentine.
Mr. Lemieux, who works at Boulangerie Lanthier Bakery, says he is living his dream. “Since the age of five, I have been hooked on wrestling.” Lawn Bowling Club here wintered well and will be open for bowling within a few days. At the annual meeting, held Tuesday evening, the following officers were named: Pres. E.J. Dever; Vice- Pres. Dr. J. R. McCallum; Sec.-Treas. Dr. H.L. Cheney; Chairman of Committees- Match, Dr. B. J. Rouleau; Greens, G.R. Duval: Entertainment, Donald A. Macdonald; Executive, Dr. J.T. Hope and Geo. Simon.
Two Glengarrians were among the thirteen young men who graduated from St. Mary’s College, Brockville, the preparatory school of the Redemptorist Fathers in Canada, on Tuesday of last week. Following a five week vacation these young men, Charles M. Abrams of Williamstown, and G. Augustine McMillan of Greenfield, will enter the Redemptorist Novitiate at Saint John, N.B.
Miss Helen Hope, who has completed, with distinction, a course in the Cornwall Business College arrived home on Saturday.
80 YEARS AGO Friday, May 22, 1936
The barn on the property owned by Donald John Kennedy near Fairview Cheese Factory in the 6th Kenyon, was destroyed early Sunday morning after being struck by lightning.
Among those graduating as nurses at Brockville General Hospital on May 29, are Misses Catherine M. Chisholm, Dunvegan, and Rita I. MacNeil, Cornwall.
Ten members of the First Alexandria Girl Guide Company were officially enrolled at a ceremony in the Masonic Rooms, Tuesday. Those who received their tenderfoot pins include: Janet G. Van Every, Evelyn Cheney, Betty McRae, Isabel Dolan, Joan Gormley, Connie Liscombe, Dorothy Macdonald, Elizabeth MacDonald, Marion McLachlan and Isabel McMillan.
70 YEARS AGO Friday, May 24, 1946
Recent arrivals from overseas include: Cpl. John McDonald, Glen Nevis, Pte. A.A. Guindon, Maxville. War brides expected this weekend are Elizabeth, wife of Sgt. S.M. McKinnon, and one son, destined for Lochiel; Mary S., wife of Pte. J. Henry and son Gordon, destined for Bainsville.
Main Street north is building up as homes are under construction by Solyme Periard and Lionel Seguin. Lorenzo Lefebvre is building a home and garage north of the CNR crossing. Additions are being made to Francois Pommier’s home and to the Garry Theatre. A. W. Trottier is also building a combined home and service station.
Ernest Brunet is home after receiving his release from the Army; Archie McDonald has also received his discharge and is with his mother, Mrs. D.A. McDonald, Derby Street.
R. Laferriere and Laurier Cuerrier left last week for Galt, where they have secured employment.
60 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 24, 1956
The farm home of Alderic Viau was destroyed by fire and a ton of meat stored in an adjoining meat shop was lost when flames spread from his burning truck parked beside the house in the 1st Lochiel.
Basil McCormick of Lochiel has received the Bachelor of Arts degree with honours from St. Francis Xavier University.
Rev. Sylvestre Theoret was ordained a priest in Our Lady of the Angels Church, Moose Creek, May 10.
Gordon Winter of Maxville has won his Master of Education degree from Toronto University.
50 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 26, 1966
Town council has decided to sell the Armouries building to Galaxie Sportswear for $35,000.
Recent graduates include Maurice Sauve, Alexandria, who received a BScA degree at Guelph; Lera McCormick, Lochiel, a Bachelor of Household Science degree at Guelph; Emerson MacGillivray, Kirk Hill, an honours BScA at Guelph; Sheryl Eileen MacGregor of Maxville, B. A. degree at Queen’s.
Dr. Royce MacGillivray of Waterloo University left for Spain and a tour of Europe after which he will study in England.
David McPherson has completed his course at Toronto University and will attend OCE this summer.
40 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 20, 1976
Albert Latreille, 78 year-old Brown House farmer is in serious condition in hospital following an accident at the home of his stepson, Rolland Beaupre, 4th Charlottenburgh. He was working on the roof of a building when it collapsed.
Green Valley may get street lights. Charlottenburgh council has decided to pay 50 per cent of the cost and to look after maintenance.
A gathering at the home of Hugh McDougald marked the silver anniversary as a priest of Rev. Donald B. McDougald.
Patricia Filiatrault will be head lifeguard at the park, assisted by Patricia Lawson, Chris Grant, Louise Laferriere, Lynn Gallant, Robert Girard, Roxanne Valade and Helen Baxter. Debbie Menard will be co- ordinator with Lorraine Boudreau and Dana Wardrop in arts and crafts. Playground supervisors will be Brian Main, Gilles Menard, Cathy Humphries and Joanne Rozon.
30 YEARS AGO Wednesday, May 28, 1986
Dolor Collin, for 23 years clerk of the town of Alexandria, will retire July 1. Leo Poirier will become the new clerk while Lise- Marie Taillefer assumes many of the treasurer’s responsibilities.
Natalie Lapierre, 18, of Alexandria, was crowned the 1986 Ontario Quality T.E.E.N. in Toronto Friday night. This is a pageant that honours brain as well as beauty. The pageant recognizes those who have achieved good grades, talent, communication skills, personality, poise and willingness to work as volunteers in their communities.
The third annual Green Valley Days gets under way this week and culminates in festivities and drawings for prizes on Saturday and one of the toprated agricultural exhibitions in Ontario, the Maxville Fair, gets under way tomorrow (Thursday).
20 YEARS AGO Wednesday, May 29, 1996
Glengarry District High School Senior Concert band earned a gold rating at the national MusicFest competition in Toronto last weekend ranking them among the best in Canada.
Effective May 14 Lancaster Public School will be named S.J. McLeod Public School in recognition of the longstanding contributions of Sam MacLeod who has served this area as a public school trustee for in excess of 45 years.
Alexandria council has decided to give ratepayers a break by passing a no-tax increase budget this year meaning a zero increase in municipal taxes.
10 YEARS AGO Wednesday, May 31, 2006
A long-time allegiance to the Liberal party has elevated one young North Lancaster man to a top office. Matthew Poirier, 22, started his new job as a “junior staffer” in the office of Bill Graham, federal Liberal interim leader.
A Martintown man is feeling thankful a few days after being air-lifted to safety by the U.S. Coast Guard. Michael Togneri, 64, retired from the British Royal Navy, was among five men rescued in the Atlantic Ocean on May 27 after their 46-foot sail boat was caught in gale force winds and crashing waves. The rescue happened 300 nautical miles from shore.
Hundreds of fans took the opportunity to meet Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau, who was in Alexandria on Sunday afternoon at Tapis Richard Ranger Carpets as part of a hospital foundation fundraiser.
A FINE NIGHT: Glengarry District High School held its prom on Friday night at the Glengarry Golf and Country Club. Above: Jesse Hunt and Isabel Gantenbein (both of Dalkeith) attended the event. At left: Connor McGuire, left, and Bryanna Nixon (both of...