New Thorndale Fire Station opens

By Nancy Abra On Thursday, June 21st the new Thorndale Fire Station officially opened with speeches, ribbon cutting and facility tours. Stewart Findlater, Municipality of Thames Centre CAO, welcomed guests and dignitaries. He said this facility is long overdue and will serve the community of Thorndale well now and for the future. He added that…

Juggernauts continue strong start in WOSL

Four-game win streak improves team’s first-place record to 7-1 St. Marys Juggernauts have continued their hot start to the season in the Western Ontario Soccer League with four wins and a loss over the past three weeks–leaving them alone in first place in the Second Division. Juggernauts’ only blemish so far in 2018 is a…

Scheele bound for Finland and U-20 World meet

Will compete for Team Canada in Steeplechase next month By Pat Payton Marcel Scheele is bound for Tampere, Finland . . . where he will run for his country next month in the 2018 IAAF Under-20 track and field championships. The 18-year-old St. Marys DCVI student and star distance runner will compete in the Men’s…

More 2017-18 Major Award winners at DCVI

By Pat Payton There were several Major Awards handed out at DCVI on Wednesday, June 13 as the school held its annual athletic awards social. The following are short summaries on the 13 athletes who won these Major Awards. Athletes had to play on a minimum of three school sports teams to qualify for these…

IBL selects top 100 baseball players of all-time

By Pat Payton CAMBRIDGE – The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) unveiled its complete list of the Top 100 IBL Players of All-Time earlier this year. The 100 Greatest IBL Players is a centerpiece in honouring 100 years of IBL baseball. A Blue Ribbon panel comprised of distinguished members of the baseball community — including executives,…

London entry win tournament by retrogression

The London entry of Paul Noad, Matthew Awad, Brent Costigan and Peter Morrison captured the 2018 St. Marys Rotary Calub 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 Slade and Ian Boyd, both finished with 10-under-par scores of…

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…

The Independent introduces “Indy Office & Print”

Services expanded to include Print Services, Office Supplies, Graphic Design By Stewart Grant The St. Marys Independent is expanding. As a result of the closure of Office Solutions’ St. Marys location, the Independent has moved quickly to fill the void in the office supplies and print services market. “Indy Office & Print” will operate as…

Wheeling towards September 15th Ride for Epilepsy

Family event includes dirt bike instruction for kids 6-12 By Stewart Grant Those watching this year’s Canada Day Parade will notice a team of motorcycles supporting the “Ride for Epilepsy”, a family-oriented fundraising event planned for this September 15th in St. Marys. The chairman of the Ride for Epilepsy is Phil Coghlin, a member of…

The Front Porch Show returns for Season 2

The sophomore season of The Front Porch Show will be met with great expectations as it commences a 9 episode run this Sunday, July 1st in it’s new home at Cadzow Park. The same familiar cast will be appearing on set, with host John Stevens aided by co-host Don Van Galen and musical director Frank…