It is with great sadness the family of Jean Martens announce her sudden passing on Saturday, Aug. 23, 1997. She was born in Fort William, Ont. on June 7, 1921. She attended school in Fort William, and worked at the Canada Car there during the war. She was united in […]

To the editor: While on the bus back to Winnipeg, my daughter, Stephanie, woke up and asked the question, “How much longer before we get there?” I said, “We’re halfway there.” She said, “Well then, I’ll count to see how long before we get there.” Well, she stopped counting at […]

Dear sir: Quick reaction by a group of residents, fishermen and passers-by averted what could have turned into a major fire on Clearwater Lake on Thursday, Aug. 7 around 2 p.m. We live on the lake at Sunny Cove, about three miles up the lake from the government dock. Our […]

Mrs. Marguerite Lichtenstein passed away peacefully at Pioneer Ridge Home for the Aged on Aug. 19, 1997 after a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 3, 1922 in Moose Jaw, Sask., she grew up in Fort Frances and married Richard Lichtenstein on June 1, 1946. Following this, they moved to Atikokan, where […]

Katherine (Katie) Bliss, 76, of Mine Centre, Ont., passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. Katie was born May 15, 1921 in Insinger, Sask. to the late Nickolas and Mary Serediuk. She was united in marriage on Sept. 11, 1946 to David […]

Doug Kelly, 52, of Sabaskong First Nation, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Friday, Aug. 15, 1997. He was born Jan. 23, 1945 in Sabaskong First Nation to the late Jim and Marion Kelly. Doug had lived all of his life in Sabaskong, […]

Adrienne McCulloch, 65, of Barwick, Ont., passed away unexpectedly Aug. 9, 1997 while visiting in Grand Prairie, Alta. Adrienne was a member of the Stratton United Church, where she helped with Sunday School when able. Adrienne had a positive outlook on life. She struggled for many years with bad health, […]

Dear editor, In comment to the article in last Wednesday’s paper, “Emo Speedway now forced to reduce driver payouts,” Sonny Ferris is complaining about low attendance in the stands and about the lack of interest surrounding the Emo Speedway. Well, at one time, racing was a fair sport in which […]

Dear editor: From the article “Transit service here ready to roll” (July 16), it stated, “Meanwhile, Coun. Sharon Tibbs wanted to dispel rumours that council planned to cancel the handi-van service here.” Also quoting Coun. Deane Cunningham in same article, it stated, “The new service will have a 90-day trial […]

Dear sir: I’m writing in regard to the column by Mike Behan, “Moving With Mike,” in the July 16 issue of the Fort Frances Times. Last Tuesday, July 22, I decided to try the “Dial-A-Ride Van.” I found it certainly wasn’t what I need. Here’s why: I informed the driver […]

Dear sir: The following is part of a letter the Mid District High School Committee sent to the Minister of Environment and Energy. Dear Hon. Sterling, We are responding to your letter dated May 30, 1997. We are disappointed that once again the system has failed us. We realize, as […]

Dear sir: We would like to congratulate the directors, committees, volunteers, and press personnel of the 1997 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship on a job well done. Being part of the tournament made us realize the many hours of hard work these people committed themselves to in order to make […]