News from around St. Marys.

Kidney transplant a success

Casey Downing is home and doing well In the space of two years, St. Marys has seen two successful kidney transplants. In July 2014 Kathy Carradine donated her kidney for her brother David. Both incidentally are doing very well. The latest transplant happened on July 20th when 17 year-old Casey Downing received a kidney from…

OMAFRA Field Crop Report released July 27

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs released its latest Field Crop Report on July 27, commenting on the quality of a number of crops currently growing around the province, including corn, cereals, soybeans, forages, edible beans and canola. The report describes how dry weather has impacted fields around Ontario. “In areas which…

Lincolns Looking for Billets

By Stewart Grant The St. Marys Lincolns are looking within the community for interested billets for the upcoming season. Having a strong network of billet families within St. Marys gives the team the opportunity to attract and bring in talented hockey players from outside the local area. An ideal make-up of the team will consist…

Graffiti mischief, not a victimless crime

The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating incidents of graffiti that have taken place in St.Marys over the past few weeks. The incidents involved the application of large obscene symbols on St.Marys welcome signs on the East and West sides of town. The public is reminded that Graffiti is any writing, symbols…

Riding the rides at Kin Summerfest 2016

A few residents were lined up at the coupon booth, eager to be first on the rides at Milt Dunnell Field, last Friday afternoon shortly after the opening of the midway. Luc Wisman, left, and Aive Johnson were thoroughly entertained aboard the “Scrambler” last Friday afternoon during Kin Summerfest. Tim Neufeld, right, appears to have…

Fire Dept. and Lincs need help

Westover Place gets go-ahead In order to meet current requirements for fire prevention and education, Council voted on Tuesday to hire a Fire Prevention Officer to assist the Fire Chief in meeting compliance levels required by the Fire Prevention and Protection Act. This was originally approved in the spring of 2015 because of the amount…