Looking Back...

From the August 16, 1978 edition of The Kincardine Independent
  • More than 1,000 people turned out for the Kincardine Rotary Club’s sixth annual Lobster Boil. President Don Arscott said that about 500 lobster dinners and 600 fish and chip dinners were served at the event, which was held at the Community Centre. Though Arscott said the dinner was a success, he said the club would have liked to have sold another or 200 or 300 lobsters.
  • Driverless vehicles caused $1,700 in damages. A parked and unattended vehicle was left in gear at the Texaco gas station and rolled forward to strike the wall of a nearby motel room. The same day, a car at Zehrs rolled forward and struck another vehicle causing damage.
  • Larry Grossman, Ontario Minster of Consumer and Commercial Relations  was scheduled to arrive in Kincardine Friday morning. Grossman will host a public meeting followed by a question and answer period.
  • A brother-sister team saved the life of a man at Huron Ridge Beach. Following a late night swim, a man re-entered the water unbeknownst to his companions. When it became clear that he was in serious trouble, Paul Pearce entered the water and pulled him to shore. He was not breathing, so 17-year-old Jackie Pearce administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
  • Damage  from a barn fire was estimated at $115,000. The fire, at the farm of Brian Ireland, destroyed the main structure of the building, but members of the Teeswater and Culross Fire Department were able to save the milk parlour and milking house. Also lost: 100 acres of newly cut hay, 175 pigs and 15 calves.
  • Kincardine’s Richard Lee placed well in the Canadian Legion Games. Lee was fifth overall in the 800m race, which was held at a meet in Etobicoke.
  • The Kincardine Kinsmen midgets advanced along the WOAA playoff trail last week by eliminating Walkerton two games to one. After winning Game 1, 14-0, Walkerton earned a 8-7 win the following night. In the third and deciding game, Kincardine came through with a 3-1 win. Kincardine will now play Port Elgin in the WOAA semi-finals.