AULD LANG SYNE

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120 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Sept. 8, 1896

• One of the most in­ter­est­ing and fash­ion­able events that has taken place in this town for some time oc­curred on Monday morn­ing when Miss Mar­garet Chisholm, of this town, was united in mat­ri­mony to Ed­ward J. MacDon­ald, also of this place.

• The first prac­tice of the newly or­ga­nized Fire Brigade was held Satur­day and proved most sat­is­fac­tory. S.S. Rob­son, who has been nom­i­nated cap­tain on the north side of the bridge, has re­signed the po­si­tion in favour of Don­ald J. McDonell, whose ap­point­ment was con­firmed.

• Dur­ing the past three weeks, Wes­ley Hayes of Corn­wall, and as­sis­tant, have been em­ployed as scav­engers by a large num­ber of our ci­ti­zens. Within a short time, Mr. Hayes will visit Van­kleek Hill and other neigh­bour­ing vil­lages.

110 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Sept. 14, 1906

Up­wards of 2,500 paid their way into the fair­grounds here on Wed­nes­day, the sec­ond day of the Glen­garry Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety’s 54th an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion.

Dun­can McDougald has re­signed

the po­si­tion as Trust Of­fi­cer with the Union Trust Co., Toronto, after a ser­vice of sev­eral years with the cor­po­ra­tion. He is the last mem­ber of the staff as or­ga­nized by A. W. McDougald in 1898. Mr. McDougald has gone out to the ter­ri­tory of Athabasca, about 200 miles north from Prince Al­bert, on a land hunt­ing expedition.

Con­sid­er­able al­ter­ations and im­prove­ments are not be­ing made to Hugh Munro’s com­modi­ous dwelling house on St. Ge­orge Street.

Mr. Forester’s new house on Bishop Street is nearly com­plete.

100 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Sept. 8, 1916

Chisholm and John A. McDon­ald and Angus McArthur left yes­ter­day morn­ing for Toronto, where they will take a course in St. Michael’s Col­lege. Dun­can McIn­tosh, Green­field, left Wed­nes­day for the same col­lege.

Mrs. Dan McDon­ald has re­ceived word of the safe ar­rival in Eng­land of her son, Lieut. Alex D. McDon­ald. He is tak­ing a three months’ of­fi­cers course at Shorn­cliffe.

Capt. McBain, a na­tive of Lan­caster, Lieut. B. Hingston of Kitch­ener’s Own, were in town this week. It is their in­ten­tion to re­cruit on hun­dred men from this district for the 244th Bat­tal­ion, Mon­treal, un­der the ti­tle of Kitch­ener’s Own.

John Cole­man, black­smith of Maxville, had his new Ford de­liv­ered to him on Fri­day. There are now 27 cars in that vil­lage.

90 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Sept. 10, 1926

Miss Theodora MacDon­ald left for Mon­treal on Monday and the fol­low­ing day en­tered the train­ing school for nurses of the Mon­treal Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal.

Mr. and Mrs. Fer­gus McRae, who re­cently re­turned from their wed­ding trip, are oc­cu­py­ing they Camp­bell res­i­dence, Main Street.

Miss Genevieve Gorm­ley left on Monday for Ot­tawa to ac­cept a po­si­tion in the Civil Ser­vice.

Miss Ruth Smil­lie, Maxville, on Thurs­day en­tered the Ot­tawa Civic Hos­pi­tal as nurse-in-train­ing.

80 YEARS AGO Fri­day,Sept. 11, 1936

John A. McMil­lan, Milles Roches, won the McDougald Tro­phy at the an­nual Scot­tish Fes­ti­val held in the Ar­mouries here, Monday evening. Mr. McMil­lan and John R. Macdon­ald of North Lan­caster, have now each won the tro­phy twice.

Frank McLeis­ter left Thurs­day for Toronto, to at­tend the On­tario Col­lege of Phar­macy.

A large busi­ness deal at Maxville was recorded Tues­day when Cameron J. Camp­bell sold his stock of gen­eral mer­chan­dise to Rod McDon­ald, who will carry on the busi­ness.

At Dalkeith, Monday evening, a party was held in honour of D.D. MacLeod, who has sold his store and pur­posed leav­ing Dalkeith shortly.

70 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Sept. 13, 1946

Al­lan Joseph Kennedy of Alexan­dria suf­fered a frac­tured right an­kle in a mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent at Mon­treal, Tues­day.

Pine Grove won the Ot­tawa Val­ley foot­ball crown on Satur­day, de­feat­ing Ot­tawa United 1-0 in a sud­den death game at Lag­gan.

Connie Kip­pen, 13- year- old daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. Don­ald Kip­pen, Maxville, won two first prizes in am­a­teur pip­ing com­pe­ti­tions at La­chine.

A na­tive of Green­field who had prac­tised den­tistry in Alexan­dria for

60 YEARS AGO Thurs­day, Sept. 13, 1956

Garfield MacDon­ald, 24, of 13-3rd Kenyon was fa­tally in­jured and four other Alexan­dria work­ers on the Se­away project es­caped with shock and bruises when their car was struck by a train near Corn­wall Cen­tre as they were head­ing home Tues­day evening. Un­in­jured were Alex Spooner, Rene and Joseph La­combe, and their cousin Ray­mond La­combe.

Tupper Good­man, 42, former cheese­maker at Lag­gan is re­cov­er­ing from se­vere in­juries suf­fered in Corn­wall, Au­gust 24 when he was struck by a car. Both legs were bro­ken in sev­eral places.

Six AHS stu­dents won Do­min­ion-Pro­vin­cial bur­suries. David Dawes is study­ing at McGill, aided by a $500 bur­sary; Ran­som Nixon is at Ry­er­son In­sti­tute, Toronto, with a $300 bur­sary.

50 YEARS AGO Thurs­day, Sept. 15, 1966

some years, Dr. Ian D. MacDon­ald, died Septem­ber 8 when struck by a car in Baie d’Urfe.

Neil J. MacLeod, Lag­gan, had his silo col­lapse last Thurs­day, while it was be­ing filled with corn. A sim­i­lar in­ci­dent oc­curred a week ear­lier on the farm of Ar­cade Trot­tier, 9th Lan­caster.

Start­ing nurs­ing cour­ses at Corn­wall last week were: Ho­tel Dieu: Francine Claude, Bainsville; Shirley Lau­zon, Mar­ion MacDon­ald, Wil­liamstown; Gail McDon­ald, Glo­ria McKin­non, Alexan­dria; Lynne MacDon­ald, Sum­mer­stown; at the Gen­eral: He­len Bar­ton, Dalkeith; My­ron MacNaughto­n, Wil­liamstown; Mar­garet Ann MacMaster, Lag­gan; Chris­tena Mc­Cormick, Green­field; Neil McCuaig, Maxville.

Mau­rice La­combe, 37, of North Lan­caster, jumped to safety early Fri­day as his car was struck by a train near Glen Ne­vis.

40 YEARS AGO Thurs­day, Sept. 16, 1976

Six Alexan­dria brothers, Roger, Mau­rice, Ray­mond, Bruno, Robert and Leo Lemieux took part in the Se­away Val­ley Bridge tour­na­ment in Corn­wall on the week­end. Roger and Mau­rice took the men’s championsh­ip Fri­day, then re­peated on Satur­day in the open pairs.

The Alexan­dria Pub­lic Li­brary opened Monday in its new quar­ters in the Sports Palace.

Miss Mar­guerite Proulx, sis­ter of Bishop Proulx, has as­sumed du­ties as ad­min­is­tra­tor of the Com­mu­nity

Nurs­ing Home here.

Park­ing me­ters are a thing of the past in Alexan­dria as of yes­ter­day morn­ing. The me­ters were re­moved from the mu­nic­i­pal park­ing lot Wed­nes­day.

30 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, Sept. 17, 1986

The wed­ding of Josephine Ann McKenna, daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken­neth McKenna, to Christo­pher Meek took place re­cently at St. Fin­nan’s Cathe­dral. The re­cep­tion was held at Kin­tail Farm.

As part of St. Alexan­der’s Par­ish Bake Sale held on Satur­day, Sept. 13 at Sa­cred Heart Hall, a rock-a-thon was held which in­volved rock­ing in a rock­ing chair for five hours. The event was a huge suc­cess.

Glen Nor­man res­i­dent John Den­ner hoped to in­ter­est Glen­gar­ri­ans in the sport of polo. Re­quire­ments are a 15- acre field planted with ap­prox­i­mately 40 pounds of Ken­tucky blue grass per acre at a cost be­tween $2 and $3 per pound. But the most ex­pen­sive item for mem­bers is still the horse. John re­cently pur­chased one from Mon­treal Cana­di­ens’ star Larry Robin­son.

20 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, Sept. 18, 1996

The peo­ple of Alexan­dria will de­cide on Novem­ber 5 if they want a casino in town. The pro­posed casino would be ad­ja­cent to the Hub on Main Street and would em­ploy more than 1,000 peo­ple. The Sauers have also pro­posed a 22-room coun-

try inn be­hind the ex­ist­ing mill to com­ple­ment the casino.

A unique sys­tem us­ing trees to turn waste into wa­ter is a pos­si­bil­ity for Alexan­dria. If ex­e­cuted, Ot­tawa engi­neers say the sys­tem would re­sult in cleaner wa­ter in the Delisle River, re­sult­ing in the lift­ing of the Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment and En­ergy De­vel­op­ment freeze in town.

The Maria Goretti res­i­dence of­fi­cially opened its new ad­di­tion Sun­day with a pub­lic open house. The new ad­di­tion adds 5,000 square feet to the build­ing, 11 new rooms, a whirlpool bath and a new en­larged din­ing room.

10 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, Sept. 20, 2006

Cuth­bert and Theresa McDon­ald of Glen Roy were guests of honour at Sun­day’s Clan Don­ald Glen­gar­ryS­tor­mont “Honour Our Own” trib­ute at St. Raphael’s Par­ish Cen­tre. Mr. McDon­ald, a re­tired el­e­men­tary school teacher and farmer, was known as “the hard­est work­ing man in Glen­garry.”

The tiny ham­let of Green­field was a hot­bed of ac­tiv­ity re­cently as po­lice swarmed the area to in­ves­ti­gate a mul­ti­ple shoot­ing at an area home leav­ing one man dead and two oth­ers in the hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries.

After five months of ne­go­ti­a­tions, Linda Mor­row has been of­fi­cially named CEO of Hôpi­tal Glen­garry Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal. She has been act­ing CEO since March, fol­low­ing the de­par­ture of Kurt Pris­tan­ski.

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