News from around St. Marys.

Kristene McCurdy third woman to head SMMHA

St. Marys minor hockey holds its annual AGM recently By Pat Payton St. Marys Minor Hockey Association has its third woman president in its storied history, which now dates back over 60 years. Kristene McCurdy will head the association during the 2018-19 season. She was elected to the position at the SMMHA’s annual AGM (Annual…

Senior girls earn first victory of H-P season

Senior boys move in fourth place alone By Pat Payton The DCVI Senior girls soccer team posted their first win of the Huron-Perth League season last Tuesday on home turf. Five different Salukis scored goals in a convincing 5-0 victory over Mitchell Blue Devils. Becky Knarr (bicycle kick), Alli Struthers, defender Sarah Black, Emma Bryans…

Pitch, Hit, Run event held at Hall of Fame

Second round of competition scheduled for May 26 The opening round of the Scotts Pitch and Run skills competition for youngsters was held this past Saturday on the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum grounds. Boys and girls, aged 7-14, competed in three separate events: the players’ ability to throw strikes, a timed running…

Midgets field 14-member squad

By Pat Payton The St. Marys Midget-Junior girls are scheduled to play their first Huron-Perth Fastball League home game next Tuesday, May 22 against Milverton. The team, which is again sponsored by Veterinary Purchasing Co. in St. Marys, will play a 22-game regular schedule. Their home games are Tuesday nights at Teddy’s Field, starting at…

St Marys Station Gallery Opens A Beautiful New Exhibit

By Jennifer Thorpe “Flight,” the newest exhibit at St. Marys Station Gallery, opened Friday, May 11th with a reception that was standing-room only.  Curator Cameron Porteous welcomed the crowd and introduced the featured artists who are all residents of St. Marys.  Showcasing photographer Herman Veenendaal and bird carvers Ivan Facey and Ross and Barbara Scriver,…

Things to know if you run for Council

Coun. Jim Craigmile answers our questions During the last Municipal election there was only one “new” candidate elected as the other five councillors were incumbents. The new candidate was Jim Craigmile and we asked him the following questions to explain life as a councillor, which might be of assistance to anyone who might be considering…

Marcel Scheele off to Saint Mary’s in Halifax

DCVI distance runner gets track scholarship at Nova Scotia university By Pat Payton Marcel Scheele has spent the past four years competing as a St. Marys Saluki. Now, the DCVI distance runner is planning to spend the next four as a member of the Saint Mary’s Huskies track and field team. Scheele, last year’s OFSAA…

Lincs’ annual ‘Golf Day’ quickly approaching

Saturday, May 26 at St. Marys G&CC By Pat Payton St. Marys Jr. ‘B’ Lincolns ‘Golf Day’ is quickly approaching. The annual fundraising event is Saturday, May 26 at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. “We’re hoping to get the tournament as full as possible,” tourney convener Dan Murrell says. The tournament format is again…

Stonetown Karate members have been very busy

By Pat Payton Members of the Stonetown Karate Centre have been quite active lately, competing in area martial arts tournaments. Jalyne Lorentz kicked off a busy stretch for SKC athletes when she travelled to the Brampton Soccer Centre to compete in the Shiva Fighters Karate Cup 2018. It’s an international open tournament. The 11-year-old Lorentz…