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Balanced scoring powers Lincs past Kings, 8-1

Saturday’s game in Strathroy postponed due to inclement weather By Pat Payton The St. Marys Lincolns stopped Komoka’s five-game road winning streak with a convincing 8-1 victory over the Kings last Friday night at the PRC. About 600 fans watched the GOJHL game on ‘Snipers Night.’ With the win, the Lincs (22-9-3-3) moved eight points…

BMO shutting down Thorndale branch

By Nancy Abra Last Wednesday evening, January 15th, the Bank of Montreal held a public meeting at Thorndale Community Centre regarding the closing of the BMO branch in Thorndale. Debbie Czaniecki, BMO Regional Vice-President for Kitchener-Waterloo-Stratford, along with 15 local and regional BMO staff were in attendance.  Czaniecki said the meeting was to help Thorndale…

Water Street North Development Denied

Mayor Al Strathdee returns to Council By Paul Dreossi, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At the first St. Marys Town Council meeting of the new year, Mayor Al Strathdee returned after his medical leave. He thanked everyone for their kindness, including Councillors and town staff for their efforts. He especially thanked Deputy Mayor Marg Luna for…

Lincoln Great Vanderspank added to Wall of Fame

Lincs obtain pair of 20-year-olds from St. Thomas at trade deadline By Pat Payton Prior to last Friday night’s St. Marys-London Jr. ‘B’ game, the Lincolns’ Alumni group honoured Paul Vanderspank, a former team captain who played five seasons in St. Marys (1972-77). The big left winger was captain when the Barry Hearn-coached Lincs won…