Charlie Willis visits after 50 years

By Louise Long and Ken Willis

A former resident of Wardsville, in the person of Charlie Willis, made a visit to town this past Thursday and spent a couple of hours reminiscing with relatives.  Charlie lived here as a young boy when his father was postmaster, moving later to Chathem, Leamington and Mt. Clemens Michigan. He hadn’t been to Wardsville in over 50 years.

The sympathy of the community is extended to Willson and Stocking families in the death on August 12 of Eugene Willson. Eugene was a life-long member of the community as a farmer at RR 1 Wardsville, woodworker, baseball enthusiast, founding member of Emmanuel Christian Church in Newbury and a volunteer in many organizations.

Art and Louise Long, along with daughters Jan and Bev, travelled to Chatham on Saturday where they met with John Smith and daughters Alexis, who were visting from Germany.  While there, they enjoyed a meal together.

Rick Sommer hosting volunteer party

An accident, on Wellington Street South, late Saturday evening, sent the operator of an ATV to hospital with undisclosed injuries.  The name of the injured party isn’t known. Police and fire crews were on scene for several hours.

A volunteer barbeque was held on Sunday afternoon at the “Made on Earth” gallery near Woodgreen for all those who had helped paint barn quilt blocks for the Wardsville bicentennial celebrations.

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