Rick and Susan Fairless, who also run the motorcycle shop Strokers, bought Big State a few years ago when they heard it was closing. Was an impulse buy from the heart, Susan says, by the brain. She laughs that it was a dumb thing to do, but the couple had too many fond memories of the place to let it shut its doors..
Notre Dame School has also been affected by the closure of the business as they had trainers from Hockey Impact for their hockey program. Rachel Chapman, whose son was in the program, was shocked to hear the news, but understands these things do happen.the end of the day, our family understands. It the connection and attachment level the kids had with the trainers that is the sad part, she said.
We have recently organized and completed a finding aid for the William Douglass Charline F. Gunselman Papers. This collection represents the activities of the Gunselman family while they served as missionaries in Manila, Philippines (1964 1972). She cross stitched sweatshirts for my father, and funny samplers for my Mom’s kitchen walls. Now that she’s gone, we all have a few different items that she made for us. I have a few of her samplers, some tatted handkerchiefs, and some of her hand embroidery, which I can show my own kids someday..
I think of the Whistle as a link to Corner Brook s industrial history, and perhaps also its social history because I d never have known Mr. H across the street worked on one of the machines had I not asked one warm July night, Why do you come out to look when you hear the Whistle? He had so many stories of the mill and the people who worked there with him. I began looking forward to hearing the Whistle blast in the middle of the night, even if it meant there were men and women down there working themselves like mad to contain a fire or another emergency, because it meant I could look forward to a good cup of tea and a good story or ten..
If citizens, even if displaced or poor, feel their rights are infringed they should be able to seek justice through the courts. Few seem to try. The system of justice has corroded. Other major contributors on the list this week, including those who have given $100 or more to the stadium fund, are Klumpp Chapel of the Hills, W. A. Reynolds Insurance Agency, 20 30 Ettes, Champ Four Corners, the Happy Hour, Lou LaBonte Shanghai Restaurant and Annex, Jacobs Distributing Co., Four Countries Building and Construction Trades, AFL CIO, local unions, and the Sierra Club..
Jones, who moved from Chico to Lincoln in 1991, is involved with numerous organizations here. He is currently a Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce director, a Downtown Lincoln Association officer and Native Sons of the Golden West Silver Star Parlor No. 63 president.