News from around St. Marys.

Twelve teams compete in Bull Memorial tourney

Ontario president on hand for 130th anniversary celebrations Saturday By Pat Payton Twelve teams competed in the annual Gerald W. Bull Memorial men’s pairs lawn bowling tournament this past Saturday at the Parks Lawn Bowling Club. The men’s pairs event has been held for over 20 years, St. Marys president Larry McLellan told the Independent.…

New Accessible Dock at Wildwood Conservation Area

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) is pleased to announce that a new accessible dock has been installed at Wildwood Conservation Area.  “This new EZ Launch® system provides a very stable, safe way to enter and exit your kayak or canoe at Wildwood Reservoir,” said Paul Switzer, Superintendent, Wildwood Conservation Area. “People of all ages…

Making designs on Homecoming/Heritage

Logo for July 2020 town-wide celebration revealed Here’s the first look at a logo that will become very recognizable over the next year! The once-in-a-decade Homecoming is joining forces with the Stonetown Heritage Festival in 2020 for a massive, town-wide celebration of all things St. Marys. The theme is, appropriately, “Hindsight is 2020” and it’s…

Have a Child Starting Kindergarten? Don’t Forget about their Booster Shots!

 The Perth District Health Unit is reminding parents of children starting school this fall that their child is due for their next routine immunizations. Between 4 and 6 years of age, children should receive vaccines that protect against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, polio (Tdap-IPV),  measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox (MMRV). Parents of children between the ages of…

Team Ewing pulls out exciting win and WOBA title

Team Robson turns in valiant effort in front of big home-town crowd Sunday By Pat Payton What a game for the hometown fans Sunday at Rotary Field! Two St. Marys Rockies teams–Team Ewing and Team Robson–met for the WOBA Mosquito baseball Series 2 championship and a big crowd was on hand. And the two teams…

Tie-breaker leaves Midget-Juniors out of semi-finals

But St. Marys fastball team still has outstanding 2019 season By Pat Payton DELAWARE – It was not the finish to the 2019 season the Vet. Purchasing Midget-Juniors were hoping for here this past weekend. But it was still an outstanding season for Rob and Kelly Wiffen’s squad, who lost just two Huron Perth Fastball…

Sue Hannon wins gold in Masters track and field

St. Marys resident finishes first in 60-64 high jump event in Toronto By Pat Payton TORONTO – It wasn’t a personal best, but it was good enough to give Sue Hannon, of St. Marys, the gold medal in high jump. The event was the North America, Central America and Caribbean Region of World Masters Athletic…