News from around St. Marys.

Great day for the Salukis at Huron-Perth meet

Ethan Aarts wins Junior boys cross-country race at Clinton By Pat Payton CLINTON – Ten top-10 individual finishes and six top-three finishes in the team category! It was quite a day for the St. Marys DCVI team at the annual Huron-Perth cross-country running championships here last Thursday at St. Anne’s Catholic Secondary School. Leading the…

A Guide to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

By Sheri McDonald Walking into Hogsmeade at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the first time was surreal. To see the cobblestone, the shops and Hogwarts towering in the background evoked an emotional response from this Potterhead. It was quite literally watching my literary imaginings come to life in front of me. Since that…

Thorndale Fire Station Open House

By Nancy Abra Approximately 300 area residents took advantage of an Open House and fire prevention education afternoon at the new Thorndale Fire Station last Sunday, October 14th. This great opportunity to see and tour this new station as well as talk to the volunteer firefighters who serve them. Since their move to this location…

Lincolns earn road win in St. Thomas

By Stewart Grant Three weeks ago, the St. Thomas Stars came into the Lincolns’ home rink and left with a 4-1 victory. Last Sunday, the ever-improving St. Marys squad returned the favour and skated off with a convincing 6-2 victory at the Joe Thornton Community Centre. Cal Horvat opened the scoring for St. Thomas just…

Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees off to a strong start

Hodkinson line returns intact; six players back from last season By Pat Payton Coach Dwain Smith says his 2018-19 Firefighter Peewees have loads of speed, skill and hockey knowledge. “Every one of our kids can skate and handle the puck,” Smith said in a recent interview with the Independent. “I’m amazed at their hockey sense,…

Twenty-four teams competing in A-E tourney

Dunny’s Atoms, HBC Peewees and Frayne Bantams taking part this weekend By Pat Payton St. Marys Minor Hockey Association is again hosting an Additional-Entry boys hockey tournament. The 24-team A-E event goes this weekend, Oct. 19-21, at the Pyramid Rec. Centre and teams are coming from as far away as Huntsville, Penetang and Pelham. The…