News from around St. Marys.

The players’ perspective, great potential in 2018-19

Lincolns holding Alumni game this Saturday at 6 p.m. By Pat Payton The management and coaching staff believe the St. Marys Lincolns have great potential this 2018-19 season. And the players are also convinced they can make some noise and turn this proud, long-standing Jr. ‘B’ franchise into a winner again. “We’re a young team,…

Tyson Baker signs ‘40-40’ professional contract

Thorndale area native could officiate in 40 NHL games this season By Pat Payton He describes it as “absolutely a dream come true.” Last week, the Independent learned that linesman Tyson Baker recently signed a ‘40-40’ officiating contract through the National Hockey League. The contract means the former Lincoln and Stratford Culliton will officiate in…

Senior Ryder Cup team competes at Provincials

PORT ELGIN – On a beautiful Friday, Sept. 14 at Saugeen Golf Club, near Port Elgin, the 16 best club teams in the province competed for the 2018 Senior Ryder Cup championship. Back in May, the SRC activities began with 112 club teams playing in 28 four-club team divisions. After playing four matches at each…

Candidates’ night Oct. 3rd

Do you have a question to ask? St. Marys Independent in co-operation with the Town is holding a candidates night on Wednesday, October 3rd at the PRC. The meeting starts at 7 pm and will be moderated by Rev. Pirie Mitchell. If you have a question or two that you would like asked, forward it…

Town announces advanced voting date

Those eager to cast a ballot in the 2018 municipal and school board election can now mark their calendars – the Town of St. Marys will offer advanced voting on Saturday, October 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Community Hall at the Pyramid Recreation Centre. Before heading to the polls, voters should…

Comets, Get Crackin’ win Ladies Slow Pitch titles

Year-end playoff tournament held this past Saturday By Pat Payton The Comets and Get Crackin’ are this year’s division champions in the St. Marys Ladies Slow Pitch League. A total of 11 teams–six in the ‘A’ Division and five in the ‘B’ Division–competed in the one-day, year-end playoff tournament. The ‘A’ Division games were held…

St. Marys woman enjoys Canada Senior Games

St. Marys woman enjoys Canada Senior Games By Pat Payton SAINT JOHN, N.B. – A St. Marys woman had a “wonderful experience” here last month, competing in the Canada 55 Senior Games. Jean Hutton competed in two swimming events. She placed fourth in the 100-metre prediction swim, and didn’t place in the 200-metre prediction swim.…