Kirkton dairy 4H club

What an amazing year for all the 4Hers in the Kirkton Dairy club!   They should be so proud of themselves with all they have accomplished this year.  Their major project this year was helping to fund and build a new pavilion at the Kirkton Community Centre.  The club asked the Kirkton Woodham Optimist club…

Dunny’s Atom AE Rock win Blenheim tourney

Just two weeks after winning the International Silver Stick Regional Finals, the Dunny’s Atom AE Rock hockey team were at it again this past weekend in Blenheim. In the Golden Acres Tournament in Blenheim, the Rock cruised through the three-game round robin, defeating their opposition by a combined score of 26-1. In the tournament finals…

Lorentz brings home silvermedal from Worlds

2017 competition held in Orlando, Fla. By Pat Payton (Special to the Independent) ORLANDO, Fla. – A silver medal at the Worlds! That’s what 11-year-old Jalyne Lorentz brought home from the 2017 World Karate and Kickboxing championships here recently at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International. A member of the Stonetown Karate Centre, Jalyne captured silver…

The Front Porch Christmas Special

In the tradition of all great variety style shows, the cast and crew of St. Marys’ own Front Porch Show decided that a ‘Christmas Special,’ was in order after a wildly successful, innaugural run this past summer. Three months in the making, host and creater, John Stevens challenged his team at every step of the…

Dow AgroSciences plant closes

By Stewart Grant It took three months for the impact of the mega-merger between Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (“DuPont”) to hit the Dow AgroSciences facility just south of St. Marys. Employees reporting to work on Monday, December 4th at Dow AgroSciences on Cobble Hills Road learned that…