News from around St. Marys.

“Nostalgic climb” earns trespass tickets

On Friday July 1, shortly before 3:00 am, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to the former Arthur Meighen Public School in St. Marys where people were reportedly trespassing on the property. Upon arriving at the old school, officers observed a number of individuals on the roof of the building. The four…

Outdoor Fire Ban

Fireworks on as scheduled In effect immediately, as of July 9, 2016, all open air fires are prohibited anywhere in Perth County. Open air fires are defined as any fire outside of a building and include bonfires, campfires, burn barrels, outdoor fireplaces/chimineas or any other fires set in open air. The only exceptions to the…

Minor Mosquitos drop pair during busy week

St. Marys Minor Mosquito pitcher Austin De Boer hurls in a pitch early in Tuesday’s game against Listowel #3. The St. Marys Minor Mosquitos had a busy week, with a pair of games against teams from Listowel and one against Goderich July 4, 5 and 6. The St. Marys team composed entirely of first-year Mosquitos…

Brightest Night celebration

The St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Brightest Night celebration on Friday night indeed lived up to its name, with more than 200 people gathering on the Grand Trunk Trail and trestle bridge in picture-perfect weather. The first-ever event was to celebrate the foundation’s capital campaign reaching $4 million of its $5 million goal, and to…

Little Falls year-end assembly

During the Little Falls Public School year-end awards assembly on Tuesday, LFPS teacher Kendra Martin, middle, took some time to recognize retiring principal Helen Brockman, left, asking staff and students to raise their hand if they’d ever been thanked, helped or hugged by Brockman. “Everyone knows Mrs. Brockman is the boss, but more so, she…

Grade 8 Graduation Awards 2016

Holy Name of Mary General Proficiency – Sylvia Masse Dan Storey Memorial (Valedictorian) – Sylvia Masse, Maggie Newcombe, Mason Simpson William Eckert Memoriam (Outstanding Community Service) – Grace Quinlan Missy Little Award (for perseverance) – Sawyer Burlingham OECTA Catholic Values – Julia Bouwman English – Jocelyn Waghorn French – Shayla Lane Science – Kevin Fink…

The magical “Viking” game of Kubb

By Spencer Seymour Kubb is a game that has started to gain worldwide popularity, hosting tournaments all over the world, and even inspiring a new league in St. Marys called the St. Marys Swedish Kubb League. Eau Claire, Wisconsin has declared itself the Kubb Capital of North America and every year hosts the U.S. Championship.…