First-rate flowers

Janet Shewfelt, left, and Teresa Perfrement look up from admiring the flower arrangements at the Kincardine and District Horticultural Society’s Flower Show and Tea Sept. 11. Top money winners were, from first to third place: Linda Farrell, Shirley Thomas and Lois Hunter. (Kristen Shane photo)

Super turnout for SuperWalk

About 60 participants in Kincardine's SuperWalk for Parkinson's Sunday afternoon brought in $19,281. It's the most money the Kincardine walk has raised yet, topping last year's count by more than $100. Co-ordinator Norma Kempers says this year's turnout was also strong, with 10 to 15 more walkers registered than in years past. Although clouds loomed heavy overhead, the weather held up for these walkers heading out from Victoria Park to complete either the two-kilometre or five-kilometre route. (Kristen Shane photo)

Looking Back

From the Sept. 12, 1979 edition of the Kincardine Independent

*Kincardine town council filled the vacant position of treasurer and tax collector at a recent meeting. The town hired Gerald Morrison of Aurora, one of 11 applicants for the job. Although he had no municipal experience, finance committee chair Judy Sauder said he has qualifications in courses in business and government administration.

*Two maintenance workers at the Bruce Nuclear Power Development were injured in a flash fire in the Lummus Company Fabricating Shop. A Walkerton man and a Kincardine man were treated for second degree burns to the face and arms at University Hospital in London. The men were fabricating pipe and it is believed a spark from a torch ignited solvent used to degrease pipe. Both men were in good condition and expected to be released in a few days.

Be safe this weekend

The police will be in the air, on the ground and on the water this weekend watching for aggressive and impaired drivers.

The South-Bruce OPP announced in a press release Thursday morning that police will be using all available resources and personnel on the coming long weekend.

“We will be out in force this weekend on the highways, streets and waterways working to promote public safety,” said detachment commander Steve Porter. “Leave plenty of time to get to your destination, wear your seatbelt and if you’re drinking, don’t drive.”

Dog’s day out

Dogs jostle for a piece of a treat Linda Snyder of Kincardine feeds her pet, Ginger, front, at Saturday afternoon’s launch of the KinDOG Off-leash Dog Park, located along Bruce Avenue behind the soccer field and beside the cemetery. (Kristen Shane photo)

Pet appreciation

Julia Hallam, 9, of Kincardine plays with her chocolate lab Sydney at Saturday afternoon’s launch of the KinDOG Off-leash Dog Park. (Kristen Shane photo)

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.

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)

Looking Back

From the August 15, 1979 edition of the Kincardine Independent

*Two Sarnia people were quickly rescued after their 27-foot boat cabin cruiser sank in 50-feet of water off Douglas Point. The pair were just south of Douglas Point when their boat suddenly slowed and started to list in seven-foot waves. 10 minutes later, the boat was on the bottom. Luckily, their travelling companions were close by in a 26-foot cabin cruiser and were able to pull alongside the sinking craft and complete the rescue, made difficult by the waves. The two boats had left Port Elgin for Kincardine early in the day in beautiful weather, but that quickly changed about 10:30 a.m.

Tiverton Reunion Parade

Kelly Robertson, left, and Kenneth Young, seated on the Decade Dignitaries float, represent Tiverton residents born in the 1970s and 1950s, respectively. See this week's print edition of The Independent for more reunion photos.