Snowblower stolen from Downie Central

During the overnight hours of January 11, 2018, an unknown suspect(s) entered the property at Downie Central Public School in the Township of Perth South. A locked shed on the school property was entered and the school’s snow blower was removed. Both the lock and shed door were damaged. The stolen snow blower is described…

ANAF Bantams down 2-1 to Jr. Rockets

OMHA PLAYOFFS By Pat Payton STRATHROY – The ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams faced a must-win situation on Wednesday night at home after losing 3-2 in overtime here Tuesday (Jan. 16) in the pivotal third game of their best-of-five OMHA playoff series with Strathroy Jr. Rockets. It was the third straight one-goal decision in the series, and…

Masters Provincial curling

Barrie skip Gayle McKenna delivers a shot during round-robin play against the Brantford rink last weekend at the St. Marys Curling Club. A Galt-based entry defeated the Barrie team in the women’s final of the 2018 Masters Provincial championships. Dale Curtis’s Galt team now advances to the nationals in Surrey and White Rock, B.C. the…

G&CC Atoms reach semi-finals in Sarnia

St. Marys team posts 4-1 record on weekend MINOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton SARNIA – St. Marys Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms certainly proved that they were one of the best teams in the ‘A’ Division at the International Silver Stick tournament here last weekend. In fact, one more goal in the semi-finals and…

Frayne Bantams finalists in Niagara Silver Stick

Dunny’s Atoms advance to semi-finals MINOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton NIAGARA – Three St. Marys minor hockey teams represented the association very well in International Silver Stick competitions last weekend. The Frayne Custom Cabinets Bantams and Dunny’s Source for Sports Atoms combined to play 11 games at the annual Pelham International A-E event. Brent Rae’s…

Firefighter Peewees complete sweep of Cougars

St. Marys wins opening-round series 3-0 MINOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton Mt. Brydges Cougars put up a good fight, but the Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees managed to complete a three-game sweep of their best-of-five OMHA playoff series Monday night at the PRC. A 3-1 victory over the Cougars moves Dwain Smith’s Firefighters to the next round…

Independent Newspaper now available by Subscription

By Stewart Grant Following a successful two-week test of rural and out-of-town delivery through Canada Post, we are now ready to offer a regular subscription service to readers. This is the first time in our 18 years of operation that the newspaper has been available for purchase through subscription. Free door-to-door delivery will continue for…

Homecoming 2020

By Chet Greason Although the actual event won’t be held for another two years, planning has already begun for the 2020 St. Marys Homecoming celebration. Beginning July 2, 2020, Homecoming is an opportunity for those who grew up or once lived in St. Marys to return home to their roots and reconnect with family and…