Today in the Dauphin Herald – Aug 1 – 1912

1912 Aug 1 – Struck by Lightning

During the thunderstorm on Saturday last one of the large generators in the electric light plant was stuck by lightning and badly damaged. The injury put the generator out of commission for several days and considerably weakened the power of the plant. An expect was brought from Winnipeg and is engaged repairing the damage, which amounts to several hundred dollars.

1912 Aug 1 – Fork River

Mr. and Mrs. Terry, of Dauphin, returned home after spending a few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Bailey.
F. Chase, of Dauphin, and Mr. Barber, of the Northern Elevator Co., were here looking for a site for an elevator.
Mrs. Samuel Bailey started on her trip to Forest, Ontario, and intends spending about two months with relations and friends.
Frank Hafenbrak shipped a fine Berkshire sow pig to Theo Miles, of Kamsack, last week.
The heavy rain of the 23rd spoiled the picnic at the lake. Only a few water sports were indulged in. The ladies have a heavy bill of damages against the clerk of the weather for soiled hats.
Mrs. Wm. Allan, of Grandview, returned home after spending a few dates with Mrs. A. Hunt and friends.
Courtney Wilson returned from a week’s vacation at Brandon and seems to have enjoyed the trip.
Herman Godkin has returned after a two month’s stay in Saskatchewan.
Clarence Willis and family, of Dauphin, are visitors at the home of D. Kennedy.
The party who, after taking a cider bath, went over and put corkwood on the sidewalk at dark on West Main street, which caused a ball fall, should be more careful in the future. Fun is fun in the right place but we don’t want these freaks too often unless someone is looking for trouble.
A. Hunt and Wm. Northam are in Dauphin on business this week.
On Saturday Rv. J. Page, D.D., travelling missionary for the Anglican Church, visited Winnipegosis and returned and spent some time with Wm. King, Warden and H.H. Scrase. Mr. Briggs then drove the doctor to Mr. L.C. Bailey’s after which he left with service there and at Sifton. Baptismal service was held in All Saints’, Fork River, by Dr. Page Sunday evening. There was a large turnout and the full service was much appreciated.

Today in the Dauphin Herald – Jul 10 – 1913

1913 Jul 10 – Greek Church Burned

The Greek Catholic Church at Fishing River, near Fork River, was struck by lightning during an electric storm sat week and was burned to the ground. There was no insurance on the building.

1913 Jul 10 – Ethelbert

K.F. Slipetz, sec.-treasurer is visiting Winnipeg this week and taking in the exhibition.
Fine rains of late and crops looking good.
Road work is progressing throughout the municipality. We all want good roads.
Wild strawberries are coming in small quantities. The crop will be a light one this season, although the late rains have improved the berries some.
Ethelbert is preparing for a big celebration on the 18th inst. There will be races and other sports and we invite all our neighbours to come and have a good time.

1913 Jul 10 – Fork River

R. Bell is taking a vacation with his friends at Dauphin.
Miss Weatherhead, teacher of Mossey River School is spending her holidays at her home in Dauphin.
Mr. Noble, Methodist stunt who has had charge of the circuit during the last 12 months, left to take up his summer’s work at Mafeking mission.
Miss C. Grant, teacher of Pine View School, is spending her holidays at Foxwarren.
Mr. Comber was a visitor to the Lake Town on business last week.
Miss. M. Nixon is spending her summer holidays with her sister, Mrs. A. Rowe.
Mrs. D. McLean and Mrs. A.J. Snelgrove are taking a month’s holiday’s visiting friends at Regina.
Mrs. J. Rice, of North Lake district, was in town on important business lately.
James Johnston and family, who have been spending the winter at the government hatchery on Snake Island, have returned to the farm for a time.
July 1st was warm and bright, just the day for a holiday and quite a number took advantage of it. Where were all those teams loaded with old-timers and their wives going? Why, to help Mrs. Wm. Northam to celebrate her 62nd birthday to be sure. On arriving at her beautiful place on the banks of the Fork River our hostess conducted us to a pretty grove beside the house, where tables were laid for dinner. The tables were decorated with flowers and were well loaded with turkey, chicken and other good things to temp the inner man. Dinner over, the afternoon was spent in talking over old times and other pleasant themes. Mrs. Northam was the recipient of many ??? ??? ??? ??? the good wishes of all conveyed to her. After supper all left for home having had a very pleasant time. We trust this will only be one of such pleasant gatherings.
A severe electric storm passed over this district last week. The Greek Catholic Church at Fishing Rive was destroyed by lightning and the brick chimney on the Armstrong Trading Co.’s store here was badly shaken up and it will have to be rebuilt. The water is higher than it has been for years.
James Campbell and W. Foley, of Winnipegosis, are starting to summer fallow the Snelgrove farm lately purby F.P. Grenon, of the A.T. Co.

Today in the Dauphin Herald – Jun 15 – 1911

1911 Jun 15 – Died From Injuries

Anthony Lefia, a Galician, had both his legs taken off by a box car passing over them in the railway yards here on Sunday morning last. How the accident happened will remain a mystery as the unfortunate man could not speak the English language and was unable to make any explanation. It is suppose that he was attempting to steal a ride when he fell under the moving wheels.

He was taken to the hospital immediately after the accident and everything possible was done for him but Dr. Harrington, who had charge of the case, held out little hope for recovery and as anticipated he passed away early Wednesday morning.

Lefia had been out from Austria but a few months and leaves a wife and family in that country.

1911 Jun 15 – Struck by Lightning

Jas. Bedard, who had been employed on the Burrows’ lumber drive at Grandview, was returning from driving a number of men to the camp on Wednesday last, when he was caught in a thunderstorm and struck by lightning. The electric fluid struck him on the back of the head and ran down his back and side, severely burning him. When discovered Bedrad was unconscious and was immediately taken to Grandview and afterwards brought to the hospital here, where he received treatment and is now on a fair way to recovery.

Bedard is well-known in Dauphin, having been connected with Clark Bros. livery stable the greater part of last year.

1911 Jun 15 – Fork River

Miss M. Nixon; teacher of Pine View School is taking a trip to Winnipeg on business.
It has been raining everyday for about a week and the roads are bad, yet Mr. A. Hunt is smiling, twin girls.
Mr. C. Clark is visiting Dauphin this week.
W. Williams is busy making the sawdust fly. The mill is in full swing under the management of Pat Powers, of Missouri.
The Rural Dean, Rev. S. Wiley, of St. Paul’s Church, Dauphin, will hold a service in All Saints’ Church, Fork River, on Sunday, June 18th, at 3 o’clock and at Winnipegosis in the evening at 7:30.
A. Hodgeson is visiting among his numerous friends at the Fork. He says mosquitoes are a nuisance.
E.H. Walker, school inspector of Dauphin, is here visiting the schools.
Mr. McLeod of Winnipeg is busy buying fat cattle for shipment.
The ladies of All Saints W.A. held a meeting at the rectory recently, considerable business was arranged for the coming years work.