AULD LANG SYNE
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.