Solid effort propels Juggernauts past Celtics 3-0

Harrison Ritchie scores twice, Evan Doupe shines in net for St. Marys By Pat Payton Both offensively and defensively, it was one of the best 90-minute efforts of the WOSL season to date for the St. Marys Juggernauts. Last Tuesday night at the DCVI pitch, Juggernauts put it all together in a 3-0 Second Division…

Almost 100 golfers take part in Mixed Invitation

Warrens claim ‘C’ Division title Saturday at St. Marys G&CC  Almost 100 golfers competed in sunny conditions, with a little breeze, in the annual Mixed Invitation on Saturday at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. The format was the Modified Chapman system. The Chapman system is the name of a two-person team competition for golfers…

St. Marys athletes perform well at Legion meet

District track and field event held recently in Kincardine; 21 represent Branch 236 By Pat Payton KINCARDINE – A large contingent of St. Marys athletes performed well in the Legion’s District ‘C’ track and field meet here Saturday, June 22. Harold Switzer is the St. Marys Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 236, track and field chairman.…

Fifteen teams compete in Mixed Pairs tournament

Fifteen teams competed in ideal weather conditions in the McDonald’s Independent Grocer Mixed Pairs tournament last Thursday at the Parks Lawn Bowling Club. First place went to the duo of Everett Zwiers, of Lambeth, and Marilyn Lancaster, of London, with a final tally of three wins, plus 45. Second place went to the entry of…

Joy Brigade Returns to Perth County

The steampunk inspired musical show Joy Brigade, fronted by town councillor Rob Edney will be bringing their one of a kind show to Stratford and St. Marys this weekend. Saturday the 6th will see the time-travelling musicians hit the stage at The Hub in Stratford at 9:00pm. Doors open at 8:00 and there are still…

Catching up with Darcy John

By Lauren Eedy With the annual St. Marys Heritage Festival quickly approaching, Lauren Eedy of the Independent spoke with the festival’s musical headliner, Darcy John Scheuermann, about the success of his past year and his impending return home to take the stage again. Darcy John hit #1 last year on independent radio in Canada with…

Status change for Holy Name

Holy Name of Mary Church will no longer be a stand-alone parish. As of July 2, Holy Name will be transitioned into a Family of Parishes with St. Joseph’s Church and Immaculate Conception, both in Stratford. Fr. Richard Bester will be the administrator of Holy Name, while remaining the pastor of the two churches in…

2019 Front Porch Show launches July 7

By Pat Morden It all started with the beautiful Victorian front porch at 96 Robinson in St. Marys, Ontario. In 2017, the home’s owner, John Stevens, decided it would be the perfect place for a talk show and mounted his first one for an audience of 30. “It grew and grew,” he says. “By our…