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, […]

All along we’ve been told to be patient. To wait and see. To avoid making wild speculations until all the numbers are in. Preliminary numbers, even when prepared by people who are supposed to know what they’re doing, were brushed aside by shocked town councils, which weren’t eager to let […]

Margaret Robertson, 81, of 901 Shevlin Ave. Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 1997 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances. Margaret was born March 9, 1916 in Fort Frances to the late Wellington and Edith bishop. In January, 1938, she was united in marriage to Percy Robertson. […]

Dorothy Kathleen Beninger, 84, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997. She was born Sept. 12, 1912 in Emo, Ont. to the late Walter and Edith Radbourne. Mrs. Beninger lived most of her life in Emo. […]

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, […]

Tracy Thomas Joseph Spencer, 53, of 477 Hill Rd., R.R. #1, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Man. He was born June 17, 1944 on Calumet Island, Que. to George and Kathleen Spencer. Tracy enjoyed fishing and hunting, and having […]

Alaskan politicians are fuming these days over the recent blockade of one of their ferries by angry B.C. fishermen, arguing these vessels have the right of “innocent passage” through Canadian waters. The brouhaha, of course, wasted little time reaching Washington, D.C., where Congress passed a resolution deploring the actions taken […]

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 […]

In loving memory of Allison Brown, who passed away in Dryden, Ont. on Saturday, July 5, 1997. Allison Leigh was born Nov. 24, 1977 in London, Ont., the beloved daughter of Janice and David Brown; sister of Ryan Brown; and granddaughter of Alice and Leo Brown of Fort Frances, Ont., […]

Alma Haw, 84, of Apt. #2, Morley Meadowside Manor, Stratton, Ont., passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997 at the Rainy River hospital. Alma was born Oct. 25, 1912 in North Branch, Ont. to the late Tom and Lillian Brannan. Alma was raised and attended school […]

Lillian Summers, 77, of 524 Third St. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 1997 in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital (Port Arthur), Thunder Bay, Ont. Lillian was born Jan. 5, 1920 in Stratton, Ont. to the late John and Lillie Doupe. She was raised in Rainy River District […]