Oxford 4-H volunteer honoured

By Laura Green It took all 5 grandchildren and grandpa to plant the Oxford 4-H Volunteer Tribute Award for Grandma Katherine Grieve.  An American Sycamore tree was planted at the Embro Pond on Friday June 8- a P.A. Day for Thames Valley District. Katherine’s nominators and Shonna Ward from Oxford 4-H Association enjoyed the morning…

Stonetown Karate Centre members busy, successful

By Pat Payton Busy and successful. That’s how you could describe several martial arts enthusiasts at Stonetown Karate Centre. SKC members recently competed in three out-of-town events, bringing home good results from tournaments in Listowel, Waterloo and Ottawa. Two youngsters from the Karate Centre competed at the Midwestern Ontario Open tourney. Nathan Campbell was in…

London entry win tournament by retrogression

Rotary golf event held last Thursday at St. Marys G&CC The London entry of Paul Noad, Matthew Awad, Brent Costigan and Peter Morrison captured the 2018 St. Marys Rotary Club golf tournament last Thursday at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. The Noad team, along with the local team of Stewart Grant, Chris Connolly, Clive…

Offence on fire for Vet. Purchasing Midget girls

A total of 54 runs in last three fastball games By Pat Payton Their offence has been on fire! In the last three games, all convincing victories, the Veterinary Purchasing Midget-Junior girls team has scored a whopping 54 runs. Last Tuesday night at Teddy’s Field, Rob Wiffen’s squad swept a Huron-Perth Fastball League doubleheader–hammering Sweaburg…

Lincolns continue to build with young prospects

Team high on local defenceman Jack Lucas By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns are staying true to their word . . . and going young. At a players’ signing session on June 2, Lincs inked their first seven players for the 2018-19 GOJHL season. Forwards Griffin Wilson, Josh Martin and Mason Goldie are 17 years…

Scheele repeats as OFSAA Steeplechase winner

Overholt just misses a medal in hurdles By Pat Payton TORONTO – Marcel Scheele proved why he is one of the best Under-20 men’s Steeplechase runners in the country here this past weekend at the 2018 OFSAA track and field championships at York University. On Friday, the 18-year-old St. Marys DCVI student defended his Men’s…

Tri County Foodgrains Group Dedicates the Crop

On Sunday,  June 10, members of the Tricounty Foodgrains Group and other interested community members gathered on Sheila Greasons’s property to dedicate this year’s crop of potatoes, onions and squash.  Seed was donated by the Hitching Post in St. Marys and planting of the vegetables has taken place. The Tricounty Foodgrains is a joint project…

Pat Payton honoured with OMHA Media Award

By Stewart Grant The Ontario Minor Hockey Association’s prestigious George H. Carver Media Award recognizes the invaluable coverage of minor hockey provided by local media outlets. This past week, the 2018 Media Award was presented to St. Marys’ own Pat Payton at the OMHA’s year-end gala event. Times like these provide a great opportunity to…