News from around St. Marys.

Vet. Purchasing Midgets charge all the way to first

Fastball team had five-game winning streak in July By Pat Payton The Veterinary Purchasing Midget girls had a very busy and successful month of July. Going into Tuesday’s road game in Byron this week, Rob and Kelly Wiffen’s squad had posted a solid record of 7-2-1 for July, moving the St. Marys team all the…

Part 2 of a hockey chat with Terry Crisp . . .

Former NHL player, coach discusses a variety of league topics By Pat Payton Sports reporter Pat Payton interviews Terry Crisp every year when he and his wife Sheila come back to town to spend the summer months. Crisp is on a short list of just 14 men who have played on a Stanley Cup winner…

New Hamburg golfer wins Invitation in a playoff

Chad Swartzentruber birdies No. 16 to claim top honours Saturday By Pat Payton There was some ‘high drama’ Saturday at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. A sudden-death playoff was needed to decide the overall winner of the 2018 Coca-Cola Classic Men’s Invitation after three golfers fired even-par 72s. The par 3 No. 16 hole…

1st St. Marys Scouts report on camp trip

By Holly Wouters After a full year of Scouting and months of preparation, 1st St. Marys Scouts set off on a journey.  A week long camp at the Halliburton Scout Reserve with 11 youth (ages 11-14) and 3 leaders, the troop linked with 1st Mitchell Scouts for a total of 20 youth and 5 leaders. …

Stay active this autumn with Town recreation programs

Like it or not, autumn is coming – on Monday, July 23, crews began painting the ice on the Blue Rink in the Pyramid Recreation Centre. The Town also published an online preview of its Fall & Winter Recreation & Leisure Program Guide at www.townofstmarys.com/townguide. The online version is now displayed with a page-turning software…

OPP investigating damage at Canadian Tire

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Perth County Detachment were contacted shortly before 2:00 p.m., on July 18, 2018 following a mischief incident at the Canadian Tire store in the Town of St. Marys. The mischief occurred during the early morning hours of July 18, 2018 and was discovered by store staff. During the…

2018 ‘Battle of Gowanbrae’ winners established

By Pat Payton The 2018 version of the ‘Battle of Gowanbrae’ was held this past weekend, and four new champions were established at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. Altogether, there were 60 players in six men’s and ladies groups competing in the two-day tournament. Merlin Malinowski and Jamie Hodgins are the men’s champions. With…

Watt off to PGA National golf course in Florida

By Pat Payton PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – It’s one of those experiences that few Junior-age golfers ever get. This weekend, Sam Watt, of St. Marys, will play here at the prestigious PGA National Resort and Spa in an International Junior Optimists’ golf tournament for boys 16 to 18. The 16-year-old Watt qualified last year…