News from around St. Marys.

PRC Online Programs a hit with community members

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The COVID-19 pandemic has kept Town of St. Marys lifeguards, child care staff, Guest Services attendants, Library staff, and Canteen staff out of work…nearly 100 employees in total, according to the report filed with Town Council this week by Director of Community Services Stephanie Ische. Despite the smaller…

Wow! 1,000 issues

By Frank Doyle Even I am impressed! If anyone had told you twenty years ago that in the year 2020 the St. Marys Independent would be the lone local newspaper, you would have had few believers. So how did we get here? Here is some background and facts to help explain this achievement. Growing up…

Ava Bettger continues Rotary Exchange in Bolivia

At this time, I am more than seven months through my Rotary exchange, having departed from Toronto airport at 8:00 a.m. on August 14. After connecting through Panama, I arrived at Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz, Bolivia at 10:30 p.m. that night, greeted by my first host family, who welcomed me with a…

Lincs looking for new assistant coach for 2020-21

MVP Kyle Curtin headed for Jr. ‘A’ League in Alberta? By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns are advertising for a new assistant coach. Cole Stewart recently informed the Lincs that he is leaving the team after one season with the GOJHL club. Stewart, a former Mitchell Jr. ‘C’ Hawks’ coach, was in charge of the…

Thomson finishes university career on high note

Goaltender named Falcons’ MVP, and to All-Conference team in NCHA By Pat Payton MEQUON, Wis. – It was a great way for goaltender Breanna Thomson, of St. Marys, to finish off her university hockey career with the Falcons here at Concordia University. Thomson, 21, recently completed her Senior year at the Wisconsin school and was…