Renfrew County's largest paid circulation newspaper 
Renfrew County's largest paid circulation newspaper 

Meet The Staff

Gerald Tracey is publisher of the Eganville Leader. He entered the business in 1973, joining his older brother, Ron, who retired after 51 years in the business, in 2007. Gerald and his wife, Wanda, a retired teacher and both graduates of Opeongo High School, have two grown children, Brady, and Katrina.
Outside his duties at the Leader, Gerald is involved in community projects and has spearheaded several community fundraising projects. He is president of the Eganville and Area Long Term Care Corporation, which is responsible for Fairfields, a non­profit assisted living residence for seniors.

Terry Fleurie was born and raised in Eganville into the Fleurie Hardware business. Terry joined the reporting staff at the Leader in 1997. He and wife, Karen, a teacher at Eganville District Public School, have two young children, Noah and Isabella. He also has two grown children from a previous marriage,
Jordan and Nicole. Away from the office, Terry enjoys spending time with his family, curling, running the minor ball program in the community and watching sporting events. Terry and Karen are graduates of Opeongo High School.

Debbi Christinck was born in Chile and raised in Colombia. She joined the reporting staff in 1993. The daughter of Roy and Joyce Wyatt, she married Ralph Christinck of Golden Lake in 1989. The couple have three children: Elisa, Robert and Sammy. Away from the office, Debbi’s interests include scrap booking, knitting and travel. Active in her church, she is also

involved in activities with her children such as the Eganville Figure Skating Club and the Golden Lake Swim Club. She is chair of the local Terry Fox Run each September.

Judy Handke is the senior graphic artist at the Leader. Born in the South Algona Ward of Bonnechere Valley Township, she also graduated from Opeongo High School. Judy joined the staff in 1990. Married to Brian Handke, the couple have two sons, Hal and Hayden. Judy enjoys fishing, travelling and reading.​

Rosemary Donohue is a native of the Cobden area who joined the Leader staff in 2002 as the bookkeeper. A graduate of Opeongo High School, she is married to John Donohue of Douglas where they reside. They have three children: Elizabeth, Caitlyn and Ryan. In her spare time Rosemary enjoys
spending time with her husband and children and taking them to their extra­curricular activities.

Caroll Kutschke is a native of Mattawa and is married to Wayne Kutschke of Golden Lake. The couple have two grown children, Wayne Jr. and Wendy. The Kutschkes live on the shores of Lake Dore ­­ the world’s largest freshwater lake without an island ­­ where they enjoy boating and swimming

Ray Menard has been with the Leader for 29 years. He looks after the small commercial printing department and is also involved in the weekly mailing and delivery of the newspaper. Everyone knows Ray as Blackie, a nick­name he earned soon after running black ink on the presses. A native of Eganville, Ray enjoys getting up before the break of dawn and touring the local countryside before arriving at work.