‘Gay Cheese’ book a slice of small-town life

By Stewart Grant As the fourth-generation publisher of the St. Marys Journal-Argus, Lorne Eedy is undeniably ‘in the know’ when it comes to understanding small town life. This includes having a true appreciation for the array of characters that comprise our southwestern Ontario community, and for the retelling or reshaping of unique stories that remain…

St. Marys Public Library hires new CEO

Sarah Andrews to start in new role on July 6, 2020 The St. Marys Public Library has a new Chief Executive Officer. On Wednesday, June 17, 2020 the Library Board announced the hiring of Sarah Andrews as CEO of Library Services. Andrews’ new role with the Library will commence on Monday, July 6, 2020. Andrews…

Hazel Taylor wins DCVI’s Graduating Athlete Award

Saluki athlete played on five school teams, praised for her leadership By Pat Payton Teacher/coach Annette Wrigley describes Hazel Taylor as a “special” athlete for several reasons. “When they leave the school, you know they are going to be missed on many different levels,” Wrigley said on-line last Thursday night while announcing that Taylor is…

MVP, sportsmanship award winners for 2019-20

Last Thursday’s Virtual Awards Ceremony organized by teacher/coach Annette Wrigley By Pat Payton The following are the most valuable players and sportsmanship award winners on St. Marys DCVI school sports teams for the 2019-20 season. Some of the spring sports were not completed this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic that forced schools to close…

Thomson’s long baseball career started in Stratford

Today, he’s a bench coach with the Major League’s Philadelphia Phillies By Pat Payton Rob Thomson’s road to a long Major League baseball career went through Stratford. As a baseball player in his early 20s, playing for the Stratford Hillers organization and living in the Festival City had a big impact on Thomson. It had…

Celebrate Canada Day in St. Marys!

Wednesday, July 1 is Canada Day and despite social distancing, our town will still celebrate! The festivities have already started, as entries to the Virtually Delicious baking contest are on Facebook, ready for your votes. Artists of all ages can participate in the traditional colouring contest, found on page 19 of this paper. Drawn by…