Community News from St. Marys and area.

Town hires new Events Co-ordinator

The following press release was issued by Town CAO Brent Kittmer: ”I am happy to announce that Andrea Macko has accepted the position of Events Co-ordinator for the Town of St. Marys.. Andrea may be a familiar face to some of you, whether through her reporting at the Journal Argus, her volunteer work with the…

Remembrance seminar at the St. Marys Museum

During this week of Remembrance, it is worthwhile thinking about life a century ago in Canada and in St. Marys. The upcoming seminar, Thursday evening, November 16, at the St. Marys Museum – Voices from 1917 – aims to provide a bit of the flavour of that significant year. 1917 was filled with events that…

Heroically Stepping up to Fight Evil

Two brave Texans stopped Church Shooter By Stewart Grant Every November, we take time to remember and acknowledge the ultimate sacrifices made by our nation’s brave soldiers who died fighting for our freedom. When called upon in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and throughout our nation’s ongoing peacekeeping efforts, our armed…

Audited financials highlight responsible use of funds

Perth South Council Meeting Recap By Stewart Grant Chartered Professional Accounting firm Vodden, Bender & Seebach attended Perth South Council on Tuesday morning to present the completed audited financial statements for the municipality’s 2016 fiscal year. Key financial indicators, expressed for each of the past five years, demonstrated positive trends for Perth South. Net financial…

Thorndale 160th Celebration

On July 29th Thorndale celebrated its 160th anniversary in true Thorndale style! The event was organized by I Love Thorndale but was made possible only by the generous contributions and work of every community group and many of the local businesses. There were events and activities for all ages. The day started at the Farmers…

Get ready for Eclipse Mania

79% Magnitude Eclipse set for St. Marys, August 21st By Stewart Grant If you haven’t heard about the great North American total solar eclipse yet, believe me, you will. For the first time in approximately 100 years (since June 8, 1918), a total solar eclipse will cross the entire continental United States from coast to…

Multicultural Festival on Saturday

Admission by donation The second annual Multicultural Festival will be held on Saturday at Milt Dunnell Field. The Festival is sponsored by the Multicultural Association of Perth Huron. The event will include live music, ethnic food, face painting, a bouncy castle and many other activities. It will also be an opportunity to celebrate Canada 150.…