News from around St. Marys.

March Madness… Here we go again!

St. Marys looks to repeat in FM96 Small Town Contest By Stewart Grant They didn’t make a rule saying we couldn’t win two years in a row, so let’s give it a go! FM96’s March Madness-themed contest is back for a second year. Last year, St. Marys defeated Arva, Lucan, Thorndale, Bayfield, Tillsonburg and then…

Hospital takes another program hit

St. Marys singled out St. Marys Memorial Hospital will have no laboratory services “until further notice”, according to a press release sent out by the HPHA. The press release says that this is due to recent laboratory staff retirements but ironically the only closure is St. Marys Memorial Hospital. This follows the December announcement that…

M&M Variety sold, closing by end of June

One of the longest and most well known businesses in St. Marys is coming to an end. Dick and Joan MacPherson have confirmed that they have sold their M&M Building to Stratford business woman Tracey Pritchard. The MacPhersons’ had the original variety store where the MacPherson Arts and Crafts business is now, having bought the…

Will you wear red, or green?

Scott McCutcheon and the team at Dunny’s Source for Sports are geared up for this Friday’s Canadiens vs. Lincolns Alumni Game at the PRC. Stop by Dunny’s this week to get your tickets for this entertaining event which will raise funds for the St. Marys Lincolns Hockey Club as they prepare for a big season…

Frayne Bantams fall in OMHA semi-final

By Stewart Grant and Pat Payton Sometimes, a hockey series can turn in an instant, or in this case…18 seconds. From the moment the series began, it was obvious that the St. Marys Rock and Ingersoll Express matched up well. These were two clubs who relied on skating and puck movement as opposed to physical…

Wellington Brewery men’s curling bonspiel

Hold your horses! Skip Ian Morton motions to his sweepers during the recent Wellington Brewery men’s bonspiel at the St. Marys Curling Club. The bonspiel consisted of two full draws. (Payton photo) Brady St. Louis, left, and Brandon Twining sweep a rock delivered by Eric Jones during the recent Wellington Brewery men’s bonspiel. The fourth…

Stonetown Karate Centre members post good results

By Pat Payton BURLINGTON – Members of the Stonetown Karate Centre posted good results at the 43rd annual Ontario Provincial martial arts competition held here recently. Leading the way was Jalyne Lorentz, who placed first in both kata (forms) and weapons in the 11-12 year-old Black Belt division. Isabelle Lariviere earned the other first for…

Sr. Salukis lose five-set heartbreaker in quarters

After finishing first in their pool at OFSAA ‘A’ volleyball championships By Pat Payton KENORA – St. Marys Salukis’ hopes of an OFSAA medal came to a heartbreaking end here last Tuesday when they lost a five-set marathon in the championship quarter-finals. Sixteen teams competed in the All-Ontario Senior girls ‘A’ volleyball championships Mar. 4-6.…

Wrigley bound for Nipissing

DCVI’s Thomas Wrigley plans to take Concurrent Education at Nipissing University in North Bay and play volleyball, starting next fall. Wrigley has been a member of the Stratford Cobras volleyball program for years.  (Contributed)