August 2009

Are you worried about the H1N1 virus?

20% (10 votes)
80% (40 votes)
Total votes: 50

Elvis lives!

Elvis Presley (Joe Murphy) pays a surprise visit to Malcolm Place residents Annabelle Schefter, left, and Pearl Stone last week during a karaoke sing-along at the retirement residence by local volunteers from Donna’s Karaoke. (Kristen Shane photo)

The soccer swing

Bennett Ford of the Kincardine Grey under-6 TimBts swings from the crossbar during his team's game against the Kincardine White TimBits Saturday morning. (Josh Howald photo)

A new sheriff in town

Kaufman returns to KDSS as principal

By Josh Howald

Deb Kaufman plans on working with the staff and student body to make Kincardine District Secondary School an even better place.

Her work actually began earlier this summer. As KDSS’ new principal, she has been in the school throughout the summer getting things in order for the official start of the new year – Sept. 8.

“I stopped by in June and quickly introduced myself to the staff,” she said Friday morning from her new office. “I’ve been working from home as well, trying to get acquainted with some of the data, policies and procedures. Since I’ve been back in (the school) I’ve had many teachers popping in. Everybody’s been very welcoming, very friendly.”

Looking Back

From the August 22, 1979 edition of the Kincardine Independent

*Ontario Treasurer Frank Miller was in town to cut the ribbon to officially open Phase I of the Bruce AgriPark. Miller congratulated Sam MacGregor and the other members of the consortium who made the agripark a reality. MacGregor, a Kincardine land developer, got the ball rolling on the greenhouse project about three years earlier.

*A 25-year-old Bervie woman was charged with arson after an apartment fire in Bervie. According to fire Chief John Wall, damage at the apartment was estimated at $2,000 – $4,000 and occurred when drapes were pulled from a patio door and set on fire. Little to no damage occurred at the United Church, next to the apartment building, when tablecloths were set on fire but burned themselves out.

Kincardine kids receive special delivery, rescued from an Indiana sidewalk

By Kristen Shane


Lucy and Alice Thorpe got a special delivery in their mailbox this month thanks to a few good Samaritans from small-town Indiana.


The envelope arrived in Kincardine Aug. 11. The return address sticker said it was from Dianne Ledvina of San Pierre, Indiana.


“I got the mail and I was excited because I saw there were pictures in it,” Alice, 10, recalled as she peered through the envelope’s clear plastic window.


Old town hall should be replaced

As the owner of a heritage home and a neighbour of Victoria Park, I would like to applaud Bryan Walden for his efforts in bringing a state-of-the-art Arts Centre to Kincardine, and to thank everyone in town or on council who has the foresight to realize that a facility such as this can only do good things for the community.


We are lovingly restoring our home (circa 1865) bit by bit, the best we can while remaining true to its style and architecture. We also admire the great lengths our neighbours take to keep their heritage properties in wonderful shape. A beautiful antique building adds value to its neighbourhood, and is definitely worth taking the trouble to preserve and maintain.


August 26, 2009


Dec. 31. 1920 – Aug. 4, 2009

Arthena Velma Bradley (née Elliott) passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, in her 89th year.


She was the dear wife of the late Hugh Bradley (1986), and daughter of the late Ben and Margaret (Hughes) Elliott, of the Southline, Kincardine Township.

Soccer season comes to an end

In May, over 400 children aged 3-12 took to the pitches in Kincardine, Ripley, and Tiverton for the minor soccer regular season. With more than 410 games the season ended with a year-end tournament in Kincardine last weekend, concluding with the awards presentations, a barbecue and championship games on Saturday.



Bulldogs at home tonight

The Kincardine Bulldogs will open the 2009 preseason schedule tonight (Wednesday) at the Davidson Centre.

The ‘Dogs will host the Wingham Ironmen for a 7:30 p.m. start. Kincardine should have a high content of local players in the line-up for both tonight’s game and Friday night’s contest. Kincardine is still in the market for a pair of goaltenders after losing Drew Pegrum and George Grammenopoulos.

Friday night, the Bulldogs will play host to the Mount Forest Patriots. That game will also start at 7:30 p.m. at the Davidson Centre. Kincardine will return to Mount Forest on Sunday for a 2 p.m. rematch against what should be a much improved Mount Forest team.