News from around St. Marys.

Christmas comes early for Someone I Know

Hospital foundation unveils donor wall Wednesday, Dec. 20; gets go-ahead for expansion The members of the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation feel especially festive this year. The foundation’s first-ever capital campaign, Someone I Know, exceeded all expectations by surpassing its $5 million goal in early autumn. And just this week the foundation received approval from…

Kirkton dairy 4H club

What an amazing year for all the 4Hers in the Kirkton Dairy club!   They should be so proud of themselves with all they have accomplished this year.  Their major project this year was helping to fund and build a new pavilion at the Kirkton Community Centre.  The club asked the Kirkton Woodham Optimist club…

Dunny’s Atom AE Rock win Blenheim tourney

Just two weeks after winning the International Silver Stick Regional Finals, the Dunny’s Atom AE Rock hockey team were at it again this past weekend in Blenheim. In the Golden Acres Tournament in Blenheim, the Rock cruised through the three-game round robin, defeating their opposition by a combined score of 26-1. In the tournament finals…

Lorentz brings home silvermedal from Worlds

2017 competition held in Orlando, Fla. By Pat Payton (Special to the Independent) ORLANDO, Fla. – A silver medal at the Worlds! That’s what 11-year-old Jalyne Lorentz brought home from the 2017 World Karate and Kickboxing championships here recently at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International. A member of the Stonetown Karate Centre, Jalyne captured silver…

“Koats for Kids” at Stonetown Diner

Young kids coats needed The St. Marys Lions Club “Koats for Kids” is once more in full swing with coats still available. However, Marlene Forman, who cleans all the coats free of charge at Cascades Cleaners, said that there is a need for coats for younger children. The location for the pick-up of coats is…

U16 St. Marys Snipers win Mitchell Tournament

Congratulations to the U16 St. Marys Snipers who upset the heavily favoured Mitchell Stingers with a 5-4 overtime victory in the 34th Annual Mitchell Ringette Tournament this past weekend. After losing to Mitchell in the tournament opener by a 5-1 score, the U16 girls desperately wanted a re-match against their arch rivals. After two convincing…