Thorne mourns the loss of its mayor: Mayor Clarence Frederick Pasch passed way peacefully in the Pontiac Community Hospital in Shawville on April 3 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 60 years. Along with his duties as mayor of Thorne, Clarence was a dedicated community worker and an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. In 1985 he was elected mayor and held that office until the time of his death. PWDC marking the river: The first step in developing the Ottawa River is to make it safe for boaters.
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