AULD LANG SYNE

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120 YEARS AGO Fri­day, July 28, 1899

• Dur­ing Thurs­day’s ter­ri­ble storm a thun­der bolt en­tered the home of J. Car­pen­ter, Dun­ve­gan, and took the life of his seven-year-old son Dun­can John. He was sleep­ing be­tween two other chil­dren who were un­harmed. The dwelling house of D. Urquhart, Skye, was also struck.

• Sam Mac­donell’s CPR tele­graph and sta­tion­ary of­fice was badly dam­aged by fire early Fri­day morn­ing when the build­ing was struck by light­ning. F. Les­lie’s hard­ware stock also sus­tained con­sid­er­able dam­age from wa­ter and smoke.

• Among those who re­cently passed their ex­am­i­na­tions at the Ottawa Nor­mal School were: Misses Ann McDermid, Tay­side; Jen­nie McDermid, Mart­in­town; Bella B. McDiarmid, Avon­more.

• The Ge­or­gian Bay waltzes, writ­ten by “Louise Field” and pub­lished by Messrs. J.L. Orme and Son are at­tract­ing favourable crit­i­cism. The com­poser is Miss Louise Sand­field Mac­don­ald of South Lan­caster.

110 YEARS AGO Fri­day, July 30, 1909

• On Fri­day of last week at the invitation of Messrs. F. A. Les­lie and W. J. Simp­son, a num­ber of the cit­i­zens of the town spent an en­joy­able day at F.A. Les­lie’s sum­mer home, the is­land, Loch Garry.

• Work on the new French church will, we un­der­stand, com­mence on Mon­day next.

• Knox Church, Lan­caster, is run­ning an ex­cur­sion up the river by the steamer “Fil­gate” on Wed­nes­day evening next. The Mart­in­town Brass Band has been en­gaged.

100 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Au­gust 1, 1919

• Friends were pleased to hear that Miss Edith MacGil­livray, daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. MacGil­livray, Alexan­dria, had been dec­o­rated by the Bri­tish govern­ment. The award is the Bri­tish Royal Red Cross.

• Own­ing to pres­sure of other work James Weir is quit­ting the CNR de­liv­ery ser­vice this week­end. Ade­lard Gag­nier will take over the de­liv­ery.

• We wel­come home Pri­vate Se- bas­tian La­porte who re­turned a few days ago on RSM Royal Ge­orge. Among oth­ers who re­turned last week are: Pte. Harold McDonald, Alexan­dria; Pte. Moses, Alex Col­lette, Lan­caster, and Alf. Jodin, Glen Roy.

• Don­ald F. McDougall, of the Strath­cona Horse, ar­rived at Green Val­ley Satur­day evening. He was at Mons when the Armistice was signed. Mr. McDougall in­tends leav­ing shortly for Nether­hill, Saskatchew­an.

90 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Au­gust 2, 1929

• Mr. and Mrs. Ben G. Munro, Mon­roe's Mills, have the sin­cere sym­pa­thy of their many friends in the death of their youngest son, Mal­colm Munro, who was drowned on Fri­day last.

• Les­lie Simp­son of Ottawa, who is hol­i­day­ing with his par­ents Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Simp­son, leaves shortly to ac­cept an im­por­tant po­si­tion with the T. Ea­ton Co., Toronto.

• Ground has been bro­ken for an up-to-date bun­ga­low which Don­ald J. Kip­pen will erect on his prop­erty on Spring Street, Maxville.

• Rev. Eu­gene Le­gault, CS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon Le­gault, 1st Lochiel, ar­rived home from France on Mon­day and will sing his first Solemn High Mass in Canada at Sa­cred Heart Church, Sun­day morn­ing.

80 YEARS AGO Fri­day, July 28, 1939

• One of the best known and most widely re­spected rail­way­men in East­ern On­tario, Ge­orge W. Shep­herd, a lead­ing cit­i­zen of Alexan­dria, died sud­denly Tues­day morn­ing.

• Gor­don Ste­wart of Maxville, suf­fered a frac­tured skull when the drop door be­ing in­stalled on Smil­lie’s new garage fell sud­denly strik­ing Mr. Ste­wart.

• John E. Mor­ris left last week to fill a po­si­tion at Drum­mondville, Que­bec.

• On Fri­day, July 21, Alexan­der J. Camp­bell, Maxville’s old­est res­i­dent, cel­e­brated his 100th birth­day.

70 YEARS AGO Fri­day, July 29, 1949

• Town Coun­cil has de­cided to buy the Is­land prop­erty as a site for the new com­mu­nity play­ground. It was also de­cided to rent the grist mill to the new Farm­ers’ Co-op­er­a­tive.

• Dun­can Joseph McDougald, 49, of Green Val­ley, is mak­ing good re­cov­ery in hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing an ac­ci­dent at the Green Val­ley cross­ing when his car was struck by a train.

• Three area barns were lost to fire thought to have orig­i­nated from com­bus­tion. At Glen Ne­vis Tues­day night, Alphonse Bes­ner’s fine barn, lot 15, 7th Lan­caster, was lost. A new $15,000 barn on the farm of J. N. Ravary, Sum­mer­stown, was de­stroyed Mon­day night. The church of St. Andrews West was threat­ened Sun­day af­ter­noon when a large frame barn in rear was de­stroyed. 60 YEARS AGO Thurs­day, July 30, 1959

• Two Glen­garry farm­ers were at­tacked by their bulls early this week and both, for­tu­nately, es­caped with mi­nor in­juries due to the fact oth­ers were on hand to res­cue them. Wil­lie K. MacLeod, Dun­ve­gan, suf­fered frac­tured ribs and body bruises, Tues­day. John Den­o­van of Den­ny­land Farms, Dalkeith, suf­fered bruises and shock when butted three times by his bull, Mon­day.

• Ge­orge Le­feb­vre’s big new Foodorama opens for busi­ness Fri­day at its new lo­ca­tion, Lochiel Street at Chisholm.

• Jean Paul Leger, 43, suf­fered se­vere burns yes­ter­day in a gaso­line ex­plo­sion at Alexan­dria Bak­ery where he is main­te­nance me­chanic.

• Me­nard Con­struc­tion Ltd. of Green Val­ley, has added a new line, ready mix con­crete.

50 YEARS AGO Thurs­day, July 24, 1969

• W. A. ( Bud) MacK­in­non of Alexan­dria, was the win­ner of a brand new Barracuda con­vert­ible sports car while at­tend­ing the Cal­gary Stam­pede.

• All use of hoses for wa­ter­ing lawns and gar­dens in Alexan­dria is pro­hib­ited un­til fur­ther no­tice the PUC ad­vises.

• Gil­bert Sabourin of Alexan­dria has opened a butcher shop lo­cated im­me­di­ately north of the new liquor store on Main St. S., and will re­tail only meats, as well as spe­cial­iz­ing in cus­tom cut­ting and wrap­ping.

• The Glen­garry lo­cal of the On­tario Farm­ers’ Union has a new slate of of­fi­cers: Mike Oete­laar is county direc­tor; Mrs. He­lena McCuaig, lady direc­tor and John Peters is pres­i­dent.

• Ron­ald Mac­don­ald took the Class “A” golf ti­tle on Sun­day in a fi­nal game against “Bud” Mutch­ler.

• McCrim­mon has in­creased its lead to 11 points over Maxville in the Glen­garry Soc­cer League with two more wins this past week.

40 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, July 18, 1979

• In­duc­tion of former sports greats into the Glen­garry Sports Hall of Fame at the first an­nual in­duc­tion din­ner were: Stan­ley G. McDonald of Maxville and Wellie Bar­rett of Wil­liamstown. Re­ceiv­ing post­hu­mous in­duc­tion into the hall were Rod­er­ick R. MacLennan, Alexan­der Mac­Don­ald and Rev. Charles F. Gau­thier.

• Linda Ann Les­sard grad­u­ated from Lau­ren­tian Univer­sity in Sud­bury re­cently with a Bach­e­lor of Arts de­gree in psychology. Linda’s brother Bruce re­cently re­ceived his diploma from St. Lawrence Col­lege. They are the daugh­ter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Les­sard of Alexan­dria.

• Ross C. McIn­tosh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gor­don McIn­tosh of Maxville has re­cently grad­u­ated with the de­gree of Mas­ter of Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion from Queen’s Univer­sity.

• Paul Hur­tubise has been ap­pointed prin­ci­pal of Har­mony Glen School for Train­able Re­tarded Chil­dren by the Stor­mont, Dun­das and Glen­garry County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion.

30 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, July 19, 1989

• Con­struc­tion work­ers low­ered the boom on the Alexan­dria Ho­tel last Thurs­day. The town land­mark, pur­chased by Alexan­dria Drug Mart owner Sam Sul­tan last year, is be­ing de­mol­ished to make room for ex­pan­sions to his phar­macy. On­look­ers watched the build­ing even­tu­ally tum­ble to the ground over the length of about two hours.

• Af­ter 26 years, one of Glen­garry’s largest in­de­pen­dently owned busi­nesses has been sold. Roy’s Garage (Green Val­ley) Ltd. is now Roy’s Pon­tiac Buick Cadil­lac Inc.

• The first an­nual Mac­Don­ald fam­ily golf tour­na­ment was held Satur­day at the Glen­garry Golf and Coun­try Club, Alexan­dria. The day be­gan with over 65 peo­ple tee­ing off at 11a. m. Some were still golf­ing un­til af­ter 7pm. The tour­na­ment was fol­lowed by a de­li­cious sup­per, awards and a dance.

• A gang of Alexan­dria kids made the trek up to Ottawa Wed­nes­day to meet the stars of CBC Tele­vi­sion’s chil­dren’s pro­gram Un­der the Um­brella Tree. They attended a tap­ing of the show at the CBC stu­dios.

• The Lung As­so­ci­a­tion of the five East­ern On­tario coun­ties do­nated a Med­i­caid Aerosol Com­pres­sor to the Glen­garry Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal The de­vice, en­ables pa­tients with a breath­ing prob­lem to en­joy a more ac­tive life­style.

• Alexan­dria’s Bobby Brown was a dou­ble gold medal win­ner at the On­tario Games for the Phys­i­cally Dis­abled in Ottawa over the week­end. The 13- year- old Alexan­der School student took first place in the dis­cus throw with a 13.52 me­tre heave and was tops in the javelin event, with an 11.46 me­tre toss.

• Lag­gan se­nior ladies twoyear reign as Ma­cLach­lan Cup champs came to an end Satur­day night in Lochiel when Dun­ve­gan reeled off their third straight tour­na­ment win- 2- 0 - to cap­ture the cham­pi­onship game.

20 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, July 21, 1999

• The Kenyon Agricultur­al So­ci­ety’s High­land Games Com­mit­tee Thurs­day un­veiled a Mil­len­nium Pa­trons Pro­gram to raise work­ing cap­i­tal and help pay for im­prove­ments to the sprawl­ing fair­grounds on the west­ern edge of Maxville, the host vil­lage for the Games.

• Peo­ple who swim at Alexan­dria Is­land Park this sum­mer do so at their own risk. Af­ter years of host­ing swim pro­grams and post­ing life­guards at the pop­u­lar wa­ter­front park, North Glen­garry Town­ship has ap­par­ently washed its hands of both in 1999.

10 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, July 22, 2009

Coun­ties Coun­cil has ap­proved a $1-mil­lion do­na­tion to the St. Lawrence River In­sti­tute of En­vi­ron­men­tal Sciences, but not be­fore en­coun­ter­ing some op­po­si­tion to the move. Some con­di­tions of the grant, which will be paid in 10 an­nual in­stall­ments of $100,000 be­gin­ning this year, elicited votes of dis­ap­proval from North Glen­garry mayor Grant Crack, his South Stor­mont coun­ter­part Bryan McGil­lis and South Glen­garry deputy-mayor John War­den, but the mo­tion to be­stow the do­na­tion still passed by a wide (8-3) mar­gin, the re­sult of an open vote.

Re­de­vel­op­ment of the de­com­mis­sioned ser­vice cen­tre along the 401 east of Bainsville should be get­ting un­der­way within a few months, ac­cord­ing to a spokesper­son from the Min­istry of Trans­porta­tion’s Pol­icy Branch.

A Glen Ne­vis teenager has found her call­ing, as she and her gen­tle seven-year-old geld­ing have found suc­cess on the dres­sage cir­cuit. Al­li­son Lalonde, aged 14, and Royal Dal­ton made their na­tional-level de­but this spring at the Ottawa Spring Dres­sage Clas­sic, and de­spite rainy con­di­tions, the pair came away with first and third rankings in their com­pe­ti­tions and were rec­og­nized as Re­serve Cham­pion in their di­vi­sion.

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