News from around St. Marys.

Mayor and Council sworn in

Mayor Al Strathdee and Councillors were sworn in at the Town Hall last Tuesday in front of family and friends. The Invocation was given by Rev. Gwen Ament and the national Anthem was sung by Rachel Strathdee. Warden Walter McKenzie was on hand to bring greetings from the County of Perth and Mayor Robert Wilhelm…

Firefighters sweep their way to Delhi tourney title

Five consecutive wins for St. Marys ‘BB’ team By Pat Payton DELHI – The Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees have a great record in tournaments this 2018-19 season. Dwain Smith’s squad has entered three tourneys to date, winning two of them and finishing second in the other. Firefighters’ latest tournament victory came in Delhi on the Nov.…

Gerard still curling at 90!

Gerard Poel is 90 years young and still curling. Poel, who has curled for over 40 years, is a member of the Monday Farmers League at the St. Marys Curling Club. When asked how long he’s going to continue to curl, he said with a smile: “I just take it one day at a time.”…

DCVI Intermediate boys win volleyball tourney

EXETER – On Thursday, Nov. 29, the DCVI Gr. 7-8 Intermediate boys volleyball team traveled to South Huron to participate in the South Region tournament. The boys started the day strong with an easy first set win, 25-9. The South Huron Grade 7s found their stride in the second set and pushed Salukis a little…

Legion Minor Midgets 3-2-1 in last six games

Rock team continues to strive for consistency By Pat Payton Like a lot of hockey coaches, Robb McIntosh is looking for consistency with his St. Marys Minor Midget team, sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 236. The Legion squad, comprised of all first-year Midgets, is a member of the Tri-County Minor Hockey League. “We’re…

Lincs’ scoring slump continues against Flyers

Losing streak also reaches five games after Leamington wins 5-2 Friday By Pat Payton Coach Trent McClement admits that his St. Marys Lincolns are mired in a goal-scoring slump. In their last five games–all losses–Lincs have scored just nine goals. Lincolns completed the November portion of their GOJHL schedule last Friday night at the PRC,…

Lincolns looking for new defencemen coach

Jake Weston requests trade, dealt to Exeter Jr. ‘C’ Hawks By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns are looking for a new defencemen coach after the Jr. ‘B’ team and assistant Jim Blais parted ways early last week. “We’re actively looking for a defensive coach with a strong background in that position,” Lincs’ Director of Hockey…

Kevin Hyatt retires

After an exemplary career as Cemetery Caretaker, Kevin Hyatt has retired after 31 years on the job. With a presentation from Mayor Al Strathdee at Council on Tuesday, and tributes from Brent Kittmer and Jed Brown, all agreed that St. Marys Cemetery has always been known as one of the best kept anywhere. Replacing Kevin…