Lowe defends Glengarry golf club championship
Alexandria’s Ben Lowe successfully defended his title as club champion at the Glengarry Golf and Country Club, at last weekend’s tournament.
The 18-year-old shot rounds of 74 and 71 for a total of 145, in the two-day competition, to top the ‘A’ flight and retain the trophy. Denis Barsalo was second, with a combined score of 166. Lowe says he’s thrilled to be the club champion again, as he heads off to Bishop’s University where he will be a member of the school’s golf team.
In 2017, the teen golfer claimed all three major titles at the Glengarry course: the Glengarry Open, the Alexandria Open, and the club championship.
A year later, he was among the leaders in the 2018 editions of the Glengarry Open and Alexandria Open, but not the winner.
“It was too bad not to get the other two,” Lowe explains,” adding, “but this week I played really well, which was nice.” He heads to Lennoxville on Aug. 23 to join the Gaiters. In the ‘B’ flight of the club championship tournament, club captain Jean-Marc Titley topped the field, with a 36-hole total of 163. In second was Marc Rolland, at 167.
John MacLeod won the senior flight victor, shooting 163. The runner-up was Bill Shields, with a score of 165.
The tourney’s overall low net winner was Maurice Bellefeuille, at 142 (gross score of 170 minus handicap of 28).
120 YEARS AGO Friday, September 2, 1898
Frank H. McDougall of Maxville is receiving congratulations on his having won the MacLennan scholarship. The feat of this Alexandria High School student is the more remarkable as he is only 14 years old.
The diocese of Alexandria now possesses one of the handsomest cathedrals to be found in America. On Sunday morning the official reopening took place and the artistic interior was much commented upon.
Lt.-Col. R.R. MacLennan, MP, commanding officer of the 59th Battalion was here Friday to supervise the transfer of arms, clothing and accoutrements belonging to No. 3 Company to Lieut. A.G.F. Macdonald.
110 YEARS AGO Friday, September 4, 1908
J. A. McMillan, ex- MLA, Alexandria, was the choice of the Glengarry Liberal convention, which met in Alexander Hall on Saturday.
We are reliably informed that the P. Leslie & Son hardware business here has been disposed of to R.H. Cowan of Buckingham, Quebec who has rented the lower flat of Duncan A. Macdonald’s new block immediately adjoining the post office. Mr. Cowan will not likely take possession until the new year.
Duncan McMartin of Montreal was in town Saturday accompanied by several guests including Stewart Rayside of Lancaster. The party was taking a week’s jaunt through the county in Mr. McMartin’s fine car.
D. McKay, principal of Alexandria High School, and Mrs. McKay, arrived in town Monday and have taken possession of their nice little flat on Main Street North.
The Carriage Works is preparing an elaborate display for the Central Canada Exhibition. Already 15 cars of cutters have been shipped out and orders on hand are entirely satisfactory.
Early this week James McPhee disposed of the old Union Bank property to H.R. Cuddon, jeweller.
The Misses Lena McDonald, Mary M. McPhee, Isabel McLennan and Margaret T. Chisholm left Tuesday for Holy Cross Convent, St. Laurent.
100 YEARS AGO Friday, September 6, 1918
Mr. and Mrs. A.R. McDonald, Kenyon Street, were notified on August 30th that their son, Lieut. John Ranald McDonald, had been admitted to the Prince of Wales Hospital for convalescent officers in London suffering from gunshot wounds in the head.
Among those reported missing in the District Honour Roll is P.E. Walker, Glen Roy.
On Thursday Mrs. Johanna McDonald of Dalkeith received a letter from the matron of No.8 General Hospital, BEF, advising that her son, Lieut. Jas. R. McDonald, MC, was a patient, suffering from a serious wound in the forehead. This is the third time this gallant young officer has been wounded.
Cadet Earl McIntyre, Royal Flying Corps., Deseronto, spent three days recently with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.A. McIntyre, Maxville.
Official notice has been received from the Records Office by Peter Boisvenue, Maxville, that his youngest son, Sergt. Louis Boisvenue, winner of the Military Medal, was killed in action.
90 YEARS AGO Friday, August 31, 1928
Travelling through to the Canadian Rockies to participate in the bagpipe competitions at the Banff Springs Hotel Highland Gathering, Piper Angus Cameron left Alexandria Monday evening. He will represent the SD&G Highlanders in the interRegimental competitions.
The Misses Elizabeth McLeod, Isabel Cowan and Sheila McMillan were guests of honour Saturday evening at an impromptu dance in the K of C Hall given by their young friends. During the evening they were recipients of dainty compacts. The Misses McLeod and Cowan will enter the Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, to train as nurses, while Miss McMillan goes to the Montreal General Hospital.
We note the name of Miss Marion Welsh, Maxville, in the recently published list of successful students who took the summer course for Specialist in Art at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto.
Miss D. Secours has announced the purchase of the millinery business of Mrs. Belcher, Alexandria.
80 YEARS AGO Friday, September 3, 1938
So low have water levels gone this summer that a tractor is being used to run a small hammermill at the grist mill.
Leopold Lalonde has successfully completed his course at Osgoode Hall and yesterday opened a law office in the Kerr block.
Mac Lajoie this week took over the duties of caretaker at the post office.
70 YEARS AGO Friday, September 3, 1948
Mrs. Angus Cameron, 72, was a victim of the heat wave in Montreal early Sunday when she fell from a window. She was the former Mary McDonald of Glen Norman.
Two Glengarry students have won scholarships to Queen’s. Bertha E. Lawton won the A.J. and Margaret Grant Bursary of $600, and Elma R. McIntosh, the McLennan Foundation, valued at $380.
Maurice Ethier, 24, of Ottawa, was drowned near Summerstown, Sunday afternoon while swimming. He was a native of Dalkeith.
Miss Katherine Campbell of St. Raphael’s, last week took occupancy of the family home, Main Street.
Miss Evelyn Fraser left this week to train as a nurse at the Homeopathic Hospital, Montreal.
60 YEARS AGO Thursday, September 4, 1958
The addition to the Carnation plant will be completed by January and milk powder will be manufactured here. Charles “Bud” Mutchler has been appointed plant superintendent and he arrived Saturday with his family to take up residence here.
Ralph McIntosh, 36, St. Elmo area farmer and his helper, Leonard Masson, 22, of St. Elmo, suffered broken backs and other injuries Tuesday when a hay elevator they were moving fell on the two men.
Glen Norman cheese factory was destroyed by fire early yesterday.
A native of Glen Sandfield, William M. McRae, 58, was killed at Marquette, Manitoba, when a train struck his oil truck.
John C. MacLeod of Dunvegan, has been awarded the Isabella C. MacRae scholarship. He is entering his second year in Agriculture at Macdonald College.
50 YEARS AGO Thursday, August 29, 1968
A two-year-old Cornwall boy died in Lancaster Saturday when he fell off the pier near Bishop Point. Rejean Lacombe was visiting his grandparents when he drowned.
A steering committee is investigating the possibilities of a 70-bed addition to the Glengarry Memorial Hospital. Plans call for a two storey wing added to the present 40 bed hospital.
Primary and secondary schools start classes next Tuesday even though final touches have not been completed on the new addition.
An Alexandria youth was not seriously injured in an accident Saturday. Jean-Marc Boisvenue, 20, suffered broken ribs and contusions to his face and body when the car he was driving went off the road near Bainsville.
40 YEARS AGO Wednesday, August 30, 1978
Bishop William J. Smith of Pembroke and Peter A. Charlebois, two charter members of Glengarry Council 1919 of the Knights of Columbus will be attending the diamond jubilee celebration of that organization to be held here on the weekend.
What was for many years known as “The Bishop’s Palace” on St. Paul Street, Alexandria, has been transformed into a luxurious 20-unit retirement home and will be appropriately called “The Alexandria Palace.”
Wayne Crack of Alexandria will be the Ontario Milk Marketing Board fieldman for the counties of Glengarry, Stormont and Prescott following the resignation of Grant Cameron from that position.
30 YEARS AGO Wednesday, August 24, 1988
Robin MacLennan, 24, of RR2 Williamstown, a Canadian Military Engineer attached to the 88th Signal Corps, left for Baghdad on August 21 among a group of 275 Canadian soldiers involved in the peacekeeping mission. He is the son of Rod and Janet MacLennan.
Visiting with Tom and Deny Hagen were her sister Mary and husband Peter Kors from New Zealand. Also visiting were two nieces from Holland, Monique and Marielle Beekman.
Sheldon Lalonde of Lancaster spent his summer mountain climbing, white-water canoeing and back-packing across the Yukon. Sheldon, a 15 year old army cadet, was selected from the Eastern Ontario division to attend the seven-week Northern Wilderness Leadership Course. He is a member of the Glengarry Corps of the 2403 Army Cadets of Cornwall. Sheldon was born in Germany and moved with his family to Canada in 1973. The Lalondes moved to Lancaster in 1978 and Sheldon is a Grade 11 student at Char- Lan District High School.
20 YEARS AGO Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998
With $1 million invested in renovating the former St. Joseph school, Terre des Jeunes staff and students will start the school year in a state-ofthe-art environment. In addition to large classrooms, they have a science and technology lab, music room, a computer room with 30 computers and a gymnasium.
Glengarry farmers might not gross $450 per acre with a flax crop this year if no one takes it away. Gilfax of Valleyfield, who contracted over 1,000 acres in eastern Ontario and western Quebec, saw its parent company collapse on Friday due to the unstable Asian market. Gilfax representatives are trying to find a European market for the local flax crops.
The Upper Canada District School Board and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation are still negotiating their contract. The changes are related to Bill 160 concerning staffing and will ultimately affect class size and teaching time.
A fire severely damaged the sacristy of Eglise Sacre Coeur in Alexandria early Wednesday morning. Alexandria deputy chief, Maurice Brunet says, “We assume that the fire started when a lightning bolt struck on Tuesday afternoon.” Brunet also say that the fire combustion remained low because of the lack of oxygen.
10 YEARS AGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008
An Alexandria businessman/ inventor, Hubert Sabourin has developed a filter he believes can reduce particle emissions from some of the world’s worst polluting industries, like the the coal-burning plants in China or the Ontario Power Authority’s coal-fired facility in Nanticoke. He first started conceptualizing the filter about six years ago after hearing so much talk on television about how industry is polluting the planet with smoke.
Valérie Grenier, aged 11, trains all summer long on Loch Garry. The young water skier is quite the force to be reckoned with on a national level, having captured four gold medals at the recent Canadian Water Ski Championships.
On Aug. 2, the Rozon family held its family reunion at Gaetan Rozon's home in Lancaster Heights. Over 50 guests were in attendance and this year marked the 25th family reunion.
TROPHY: From left are John MacLeod, Ben Lowe, and JeanMarc Titley, winners of the the Glengarry Golf and Country Club’s senior, ‘A’, and ‘B’ flights of the club championship. •