News from around St. Marys.

DCVI students spooked at Haunted House

On the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 26, Drama teacher Paula Hurst-Foster’s students from Grade 9 to 12 hosted a haunted house, raising money for a local charity while giving some scares to their fellow students and staff. The students took a class on special effects makeup from instructors at Fanshawe College in preparation for the…

Dignitaries cut ribbon on reconstructed downtown

By Dan Rankin Some rain last Thursday, Oct. 20 wasn’t enough to dampen the mood of St. Marys Town Council and downtown business owners, as they took a break from celebrating under tents and umbrellas to officially cut the ribbon on the newly reconstructed downtown. In his speech before the ceremonial ribbon-cutting, Mayor Al Strathdee…

OPP investigating robbery at M&M Variety

Perth County Ontario Provincial Police officers are investigating a robbery that took place on Wednesday, October 26 in St. Marys. Shortly before 9:42 pm a male suspect entered the M & M Variety Store located on Water Street South in St. Marys. Once inside the store the male suspect threatened the clerk and then proceeded…

Rotary UN Representative Coming to St. Marys Oct. 24

On Oct. 24, the Rotary Club of St. Marys will present notable speaker Doug Vincent. Vincent is a Charter Member and Past President of the Woodstock-Oxford Rotary Club, with 31 years perfect attendance. As a third generation graduate of his family’s successful farm equipment business, he is now an international advisor to family business corporations,…