80 Years Ago
Sept. 13 1939
As other industries were leaving small centres for large centres, Selby continued to thrive.
Its cheese factory was considered the latest and up-to-date while another industry, one that specializes in the making of snow fences, had just been established. Selby Distributors employed 22 agents that worked across the province.
The Anglican Church, located next to the cheese factory, was considered one of the most up-to-date facilities in the province.
30 Years Ago
Sept. 13 1989
In a record vote of 7-2, Napanee town council voted to support in principal the building of a $6.3 million recreational centre.
Brenda Andress, the town’s recreation director, was confident the town would be able to receive upwards of $1.2 million in grants to help cover the cost. The town’s recreation department was tasked with creating fundraising ideas to help cover the cost.
-An investigation was ongoing after a fire consumed 190 round bales of hay and 54 bales of straw at Milligan Farm in Napanee.
Children playing around the bales were alleged to have started the fire said Napanee OPP. No charges had been laid. Twenty firefighters were required to battle the blaze for five and a half hours, which caused $7,200 in damage.
-Odessa’s Mark Graham was one of 20 McDonald’s managers chosen to travel to the Soviet Union to help establish the first McDonalds in the country.
He was chosen from more than 600 managers across Canada to take part in the 17 day all expenses paid trip to Moscow. Graham was the manager at the Kingston location on Division Street.
-The North Fredericksburgh A’s were one win short of reaching the finals of the Ontario Intermediate ‘B’ provincials. They were eliminated by Kirkland Lake.