News from around St. Marys.

Lincolns sign five more players

Training camp now just three weeks away By Pat Payton Hard to believe, but St. Marys Jr. ‘B’ Lincolns training camp is now just three weeks away. Lincs open their GOJHL main camp on Thursday, Aug. 16 at the PRC. The team has five pre-season games scheduled next month as well. Last week, the Independent…

Clark named to U SPORTS women’s all-star team

For upcoming Hockey Canada Summer Showcase in Calgary CALGARY – St. Marys native April Clark will soon be donning some new colours as she’s been named to the U SPORTS Women’s Hockey all-star team that will participate in Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase, here Aug. 2-12. For the third straight year, the U SPORTS CIS all-stars…

Part 1 of a hockey chat with Terry Crisp …

Former NHL player, coach discusses a variety of league topics By Pat Payton Sports reporter Pat Payton interviews Terry Crisp every summer when he and his wife Sheila come back to town to spend the summer months. Crisp, on a short list of just 14 men who have played on a Stanley Cup winner (Philadelphia…

Review of The Rocky Horror

Like most stage productions, musicals demand a certain decorum from the audience. One can hum familiar tunes (softly), tap one’s toes (discreetly), or sway (slightly) to the music, but overt shows of enthusiasm are generally not encouraged. Richard O’Brien’s The  Rocky Horror Show is not your usual stage production or musical, as anyone who has…

Cow Tests Positive for Rabies in Perth County

A calf located in Mornington Ward has tested positive for rabies. This is the sixth confirmed rabid bovine in Perth County since 2015. There were also two confirmed rabid skunks in this time frame. “This positive result continues to remind us that rabies is still present in Perth County”, says Kara Kestner, Public Health Inspector.…

St. Marys Lions Club Annual Car Show

On Saturday July 7 the St. Marys Lions Club held their annual Classic Car Show at Milt Dunnell Field with well over 100 participants displaying their beautiful vehicles.  The weather was splendid and the food provided by the St. Marys Lions Club was scrumptious. Many thanks go to our Classic Car Show Chair, Lion Evelyn…

Scheele runs 9:09 in Finland

By Pat Payton TAMPERE, Finland – Marcel Scheele posted a time of nine minutes, nine seconds in a Men’s 3,000-metre Steeplechase heat race here last Thursday. However, the 18-year-old St. Marys native needed to hit the 9:02 mark, and didn’t qualify for Sunday’s Steeplechase final here at the 2018 IAAF World U-20 track and field…

Veterinary Purchasing Midgets on a hot streak

Team near top of Huron-Pertha Fastball League standings By Pat Payton The Veterinary Purchasing Midget girls have been a very busy team this month! In a five-day stretch in early July, Rob and Kelly Wiffen’s squad won three games and tied another–putting them near the top of the Huron-Perth Fastball League standings. The team started…

Full field for 25th annual Hospital tournament

Hole-in-one by Greg Thompson one of the day’s highlights By Pat Payton Last Thursday’s St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation golf tournament proved to be a special event for several reasons. Firstly, it was the 25th year the Hospital fundraiser has been held and it featured a full field of 144 golfers at St. Marys Golf…