Heritage Photo: Grade 5 St. Joseph’s Elementary School

Here’s the Grade 5 school picture that was taken in 1952-53 at St. Joseph’s Elementary School in Barry’s Bay.  If you see a mistake and you can make a correction, please let us know. FRONT ROW: Dietmar Selemeyer, Vernon Cousineau, Leo Lepinskie, Sydney Coulas, Anthony Bleskie, Edward Zilney, Kenny Lorbetskie, …

Rescue drama on Siberia Road

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) personnel from Pembroke visited Barry’s Bay during the week of December 10 following reports of an orphaned bear cub, but were unable to locate the animal at that time. Most bears in our area are in hibernation by now so the cub’s mother …

Heritage Photo: St. Joseph’s School 1952-53 Grade Four

This picture was taken during the school year 1952-53 and it’s the Grade Four class.  Please let the readership know if you spot an error and can make a correction. FRONT ROW: Bobby Crawford, Arthur Peplinskie, Roy Kulas, Tony Yantha, Leonard Stoppa, Ronald Chippior, Jimmy Shulist, David Biernaskie, Kenneth Kovalskie, …

Heritage Photo: Moll’s Lodge

Photo submitted Here’s a postcard that was postmarked June or July 12th, 1948.  It’s a picture of Moll’s Lodge which was located on Wadsworth Lake.  I have actually been there but I no longer remember where on the lake it is.  I don’t think that it’s standing any more.  I …

Heritage Photo: Barry’s Bay baseball team

Photo: Bob Corrigan This is the local team that defeated Pembroke of North Renfrew to win the Renfrew County Championship c1959.  Mike Nicholson was only a bat boy at the time of this championship but he obviously was influenced by this team and went on to win the league’s Pitching …

Heritage photo: Christmas at the Kitts farm

Jackie Kitts and Arlene Yantha beside an old car  Prompted by recent articles in The Current about Barry’s Bay native Dr. Jack Kitts receiving the Order of Canada, Dennis Corrigan submitted these photos taken December 28 1974 at the Kitts family farm. From left: Dennis Corrigan, Bobby Kitts, Jimmy Kitts, …

Heritage photo: St. Joseph’s School 1952 Grade Two

Photo: Submitted Here is the Grade Two class from St. Joseph’s school in Barry’s Bay in 1952/53.  Please advise us of any corrections in the names that appear below. FRONT ROW: Terry Lehovich; Sylvester Yantha; Alfie Yantha; Jerome Coulas; Michael Murray; Bronas Chapeskie; Andrew Kulas; Robert Lehovitch; Clifford Dombroskie; Neil …

St. Casimir’s Church, Round Lake

Photo: Submitted The first Catholic Church at Round Lake, not counting the one at Tramore, was in operation by 1925 and was named St. Bronislawa. It was built on land donated by Stephen and Josephine Laginski in 1922. However, this small church was replaced by a much-needed larger one that …

Valley Heritage: CNR Dayliner service 1959

Photo submitted A reader of The Current has submitted this newspaper clipping from the Eganville Leader of March 6, 1959. The photo caption reads: More than 60 residents of Barry’s Bay crowded into the CNR’s new dayliner Sunday afternoon when it arrived from Ottawa to prepare for the first run …

Valley heritage: Madawaska Valley island farm

Photos: Submitted The two postcard pictures are obviously one and the same view of the island farm although one is more of a close-up.  On the back of one postcard, it says “Published by Alex Wilson Publications Ltd., Dryden, Ontario” and “Sponsored by the Madawaska Valley Tourist Association”. The photograph …