St. Marys Minor Ball clinics

St. Marys coach Derek Boonstra explains the proper grip for throwing a hardball to a bunch of “Rookie” level ball players last Friday. The 14th consecutive year of St. Marys Minor Ball free indoor clinics began last Friday in the gym at St. Marys DCVI. The clinics are led by local coach Derek Boonstra and…

Local businesses out in full force at Canadian Dairy Xpo in Stratford April 6-7

Handing out scrambled eggs, pancakes and peameal bacon for a complimentary breakfast Tuesday morning were, respectively, from left, former Stratford Agricultural Society board member Bill Shivas, Perth–Wellington MP John Nater and Perth–Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece. Pictured, from left, are Sebringville-based Nuhn Industries co-owners Dennis and Ian Nuhn. They were showing off their lagoon crawler, pictured,…

Sour Gripes

SECOND THOUGHTS I cannot claim to be a fan of provincial Liberal stewardship through the past few years (is it a dozen yet?). I was however ready to give credit to Katherine Wynne or her finance minister Charles Sousa for listening to seniors and reversing part of their budget that would take the $100 yearly…

Weekend Smiles

There was a boy who worked in the produce section of the market. A man came in and asked to buy half a head of lettuce. The boy told him that they only sold whole heads of lettuce, but the man replied that he did not need a whole head, but only a half head.…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing to say thank you to the St. Marys Kinettes for the amazing amount of food they collected during their annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Westover Inn on Saturday, March 26. Six cart loads is a lot of food and we were more than happy to receive it. They also…

Kirkton Murder Mystery Dinner

The Kirkton Ag Society hosted a sold out Murder Mystery Dinner in support of the Kirkton Fall Fair on April 1 at the Kirkton Woodham Community Centre. An actor from Murder For Hire, who provided the entertainment for the evening, plays the victim while party guests search through the clues to figure out who did…