News from around St. Marys.

Three Lincolns headed to Top Prospects games

By Pat Payton WATERLOO – The Independent has learned that three members of the St. Marys Lincolns will play in the two GOJHL Top Prospects Games slated for Thursday, Dec. 27 at the Waterloo Rec. Memorial Complex. The Future Stars game features the best 16-year-olds in the GOJHL, and Lincs’ forwards Carter Schoonderwoerd and Quinton…

The Life of an Active Volunteer

By Christopher Swarthout In 2007, I was lucky enough to join a great group of people called the St. Marys Kinsmen Club. I do believe it was a life-long friend of mine, Ryan Harris, who approached me to “come out to a meeting to see if you like it.”  Well, I happened to love it.…

Close vote for cannabis stores

Not only did people vote but many had strong comments whether or not they wanted cannabis store(s) in town. Some voted with a ‘please” for the Yes vote and we had some “no way” on the No side. But in the end 87 people voted with 52% voting ‘No” and 48% voting “Yes”. It will…

Busy night at PRC Monday for SMMHA teams

Hubbard Bantam girls extend first-place lead in LLFHL By Pat Payton It was a very busy night at the PRC on Monday (Dec. 10) as St. Marys minor hockey teams hosted a total of six games. SMMHA teams won two, tied two and lost two. The two winning teams were the Hubbard Pharmacy Bantam ‘B’…

Annual Salvation Army Toy Drive

The Salvation Army Toy Drive took place at Canadian Tire on Saturday, December 8th. Many generous people helped fill the police cruiser 5 times with brand new toys and gifts. Pictured, from left, are Nick Keating (Community Resource Officer) and Detective James Jardine. Nancy Bickell photos

Junior Salukis split pair of H-P home games

By Pat Payton The St. Marys DCVI Junior boys basketball team earned its way into the wins column column last Wednesday, after splitting a pair of hard-fought Huron-Perth League home games. In their game in the morning, a strong second-half effort sparked Jr. Salukis (1-2) to a 32-20 victory over F.E. Madill Mustangs from Wingham.…

Mazur named player-of-the-month for November

By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns’ St. Marys Buick GMC player-of-the-month for November is forward Joe Mazur. The 17-year-old Sudbury native had four goals and six assists for a 10-point month. Overall, the big centre sits tied for second in Lincs’ scoring with a team-leading 10 goals and 19 points in 26 games. Mazur also…