News from around St. Marys.

Wow! 1,000 issues

By Frank Doyle Even I am impressed! If anyone had told you twenty years ago that in the year 2020 the St. Marys Independent would be the lone local newspaper, you would have had few believers. So how did we get here? Here is some background and facts to help explain this achievement. Growing up…

Ava Bettger continues Rotary Exchange in Bolivia

At this time, I am more than seven months through my Rotary exchange, having departed from Toronto airport at 8:00 a.m. on August 14. After connecting through Panama, I arrived at Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz, Bolivia at 10:30 p.m. that night, greeted by my first host family, who welcomed me with a…

Lincs looking for new assistant coach for 2020-21

MVP Kyle Curtin headed for Jr. ‘A’ League in Alberta? By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns are advertising for a new assistant coach. Cole Stewart recently informed the Lincs that he is leaving the team after one season with the GOJHL club. Stewart, a former Mitchell Jr. ‘C’ Hawks’ coach, was in charge of the…

Thomson finishes university career on high note

Goaltender named Falcons’ MVP, and to All-Conference team in NCHA By Pat Payton MEQUON, Wis. – It was a great way for goaltender Breanna Thomson, of St. Marys, to finish off her university hockey career with the Falcons here at Concordia University. Thomson, 21, recently completed her Senior year at the Wisconsin school and was…

Council tops off funding for new Mobility bus

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter St. Marys Town Council has approved a one-time funding request of $10,000 to support the purchase of a new accessible mini-bus for St. Marys and Area Mobility Service. Last month, St. Marys Mobility was notified by the South West LHIN that its request for one-time funding for a…