10 Years ago
Zeller’s closes to make way for Walmart
The Review, June 13, 2012 – HAWKESBURY – Although the community knew it was going to happen, it was still a bit of a shock to watch as the familiar Zeller’s sign was removed from the store’s long-time location on Cameron Street on June 7. After weeks of sales advertising that “everything must go’, the store is finally resigning to its fate – to be turned into a Walmart.
25 Years Ago
Four WWF stars treated at HGH after highway crash
The Review, June 18, 1997 – HAWKESBURY – Four celebrity wrestlers from the World Wresting Federation were treated at Hawkesbury General Hospital, after being hurt on Sunday in a single-car accident near Pointe Fortune on Highway 40. The wrestlers – Sydney ‘Psycho Sid’ Eudy, Charles ‘Flash Funk’ Scaggs, Philip Lafon, and Dwight Furnas – were in a Lincoln Continental that was heading from Montréal to Ottawa when the driver lost control of the car while adjusting the sunroof. Furnas suffered the most serious injury, with an apparent broken shoulder blade.
50 Years Ago
Two killed in head-on Highway 34 crash
The Review, June 14, 1972 – VANKLEEK HILL – Two Vankleek Hill residents died in a head on collision on Highway 34 about two kilometres north of Vankleek Hill. Rejean Morin, 33, and Dolores Sauve were in a 1965 Pontiac that collided with a 1965 Chevrolet containing three people. Yvon and Lise Lalonde and Danielle Filion, occupants of the second car were seriously injured in the accident.
75 Years Ago
Record cattle entries for Lachute Fair
The Review, June 12, 1947 – LACHUTE – The Lachute Spring Fair this week promises to be an outstanding event. Dairy cattle entries have broken previous records, with 191 head of Ayrshires, 125 Holsteins, 20 Canadian and 25 head of Dairy Shorthorns. In sheep, there are 207 head entered and 100 swine. There are 165 heavy horses and well over 100 light horses. A catalogue listing the entries will be available at the commencement of the fair.
100 Years Ago
Mystery of disappearing bridegroom solved
The Review, June 16, 1922 – GLEN SANDFIELD – The mystery of what happened to John McKinnon, a young and well-to-do farmer who disappeared nine weeks ago – the day before he was to be married – has been solved. In a letter to his friend Harry Gordon, McKinnon gave a detailed explanation of the real cause of his sudden disappearance. The letter, which is dated in the Nipissing District, is now in the hands of the authorities, In Glen Sandfield, the girl he was to have wed sits weeping and waiting for him to come home, however McKinnon states in the letter that he will not be returning.
125 Years Ago
Diphtheria health resolutions must be enforced
The Review, June 18, 1897 – VANKLEEK HILL – It is to be hoped that the resolutions adopted at the meeting of the Board of Health on Wednesday will be rigidly enforced. Simply placing a placard on the door of a house in which there is diphtheria is not a sufficient safeguard, especially if the door of the house on which the placard is placed is kept open and the placard obscured. The Board of Health is our health protector and we expect and demand protection – its power is unlimited.