News from around St. Marys.

Scheele runs 9:09 in Finland

By Pat Payton TAMPERE, Finland – Marcel Scheele posted a time of nine minutes, nine seconds in a Men’s 3,000-metre Steeplechase heat race here last Thursday. However, the 18-year-old St. Marys native needed to hit the 9:02 mark, and didn’t qualify for Sunday’s Steeplechase final here at the 2018 IAAF World U-20 track and field…

Veterinary Purchasing Midgets on a hot streak

Team near top of Huron-Pertha Fastball League standings By Pat Payton The Veterinary Purchasing Midget girls have been a very busy team this month! In a five-day stretch in early July, Rob and Kelly Wiffen’s squad won three games and tied another–putting them near the top of the Huron-Perth Fastball League standings. The team started…

Full field for 25th annual Hospital tournament

Hole-in-one by Greg Thompson one of the day’s highlights By Pat Payton Last Thursday’s St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation golf tournament proved to be a special event for several reasons. Firstly, it was the 25th year the Hospital fundraiser has been held and it featured a full field of 144 golfers at St. Marys Golf…

Hitchcock, Vigneux off to Canada Summer Games

Special Olympics athletes heading to Antigonish, Nova Scotia later this month By Pat Payton ANTIGONISH, N.S. – Mike Hitchcock hopes to celebrate his 27th birthday on Aug. 3 with a medal here at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada (SOC) Summer Games. Hitchcock and fellow St. Marys resident Mae Vigneux are members of Team Ontario, who…

Melodies at the Museum Summer Concert series

The very popular Melodies at the Museum is back for another season starting the first Wednesday and continueing every Wednesday in August. This year should be extra special because the performers will be using the new arts stage at Cadzow. Admission is by donation only. If there is inclement weather the event will be held…

Homecoming 2020

The time to get “the thinking caps on” is here because the new Homecoming 2020 committee are looking for ideas. As most people know, Homecoming in St. Marys is held every ten years. Since the last one was 2010, the next one will be 2020. There has been a small committee formed to get the…

Oxford District W.I. Garden Party blossomed

Oxford District Women’s Institute made two presentations of funds raised from their May 6th event “Garden Party for a Cause”. A total of $6,000 was raised for the Children’s Hospital of Southwestern Ontario and was divided between two organizations within. Penny Harman, Philanthropy Associate from the Children’s Health Foundation, was presented a cheque for $3,000…

Stratford Avon Shrine Club donation

The Stratford Avon Shrine Club recently made a donation to the St. Marys Fire Department. They donated a water gel burn kit to be used on fire victims in an emergency situation to give them some instant relief. The 3 Shriners pictured in the front, from left, are Ron McKnight, Doug Richardson and Bill Porter.…

Exciting year for Hall with Museum expansion

Grand opening planned for spring or summer of 2019 By Pat Payton At the recent Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum induction weekend, Chairman of the Board, Adam Stephens, described 2018 as an “extremely exciting year” for the CBHFM. One of the biggest reasons for his enthusiasm is the new expansion of the Hall’s Museum,…