Margaret Sorensen It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Margaret Ann Sorensen (nee Campbell) suddenly on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound at the age of 63. Dear mother of Tammy Lynn (Fetter) Murr and Dawn Marie Fetter both of Palmerston. Stepmother of Shona Fetter. Loving [...]
HARRISTON – The lights, camera and action were back in the Town of Minto this past weekend as a film crew visited several local spots to shoot The White Samurai.
MOUNT FOREST – Residents in rural Wellington who have complex medical conditions will soon be receiving better health care.
HARRISTON – The Harriston Legion held its annual Remembrance Day dinner on Nov.11, honouring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and those who lived to return home to tell the tale.
Six veterans were in attendance – Cliff Johnston, Norm Brown, Laurens Beukema, Glenn Tomlin, Hank Lammers and Ken Fisk – and were thanked by Legion 296 for not only being in attendance, but for having served their country.
“It was awfully cold out there (at the cenotaph in Harriston) today,” said Legion president Terry Fisk. “We were only out there for 10 or 15 minutes, and I think that is the least we can do considering these men were out in all sorts of conditions for many months or years at a time.”
After a delicious roast beef dinner done by SLP Catering, those in attendance had the pleasure of hearing a presentation from Harriston resident John Herbst.
Herbst, who retired from Norwell after 33 years of teaching in 2012, was part of a group from Norwell who visited Vimy Ridge in April 2012. He presented a slideshow and shared many great stories of the sights the group got to see.
CLIFFORD – Mayor George Bridge of the Town of Minto sent out a request for all citizens who volunteer for their communities to attend the sixth annual Town of Minto Volunteer Appreciation Dinner to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Community Hall in Clifford.
Mike Maynard had tables and chairs set for hundreds and the staff from the Town of Minto prepared and were ready to serve pulled pork, brown beans, and colourful coleslaw with slab cakes decorated with the colours of autumn for dessert along with apples and apple cider.
MINTO – The Norwell Redmen Varsity Hockey Club has begun the District 10 season.
The team is part of a 12-team league including teams from Wellington and Dufferin County high schools.
In addition to the 12-game regular season, the Redmen will play in four tournaments between now and early February.
This year’s team features a solid combination of returning players and a good crop of rookies who hope to improve as the season progresses.
The team is preparing to host the 20th annual Redmen Invitational Tournament on Nov. 27-28. The tournament will feature 18 teams from across Southwestern Ontario and will give local fans a great chance to see some excellent high school hockey.
EXETER – The Minto peewee rep Mad Dogs travelled to Exeter on Nov. 9-10 to participate in the Bill Batton Tournament.
The team played three games on Saturday – the first against rival Lucan. After skating to a 2-2 tie against Lucan, they met up with Ridgetown after lunch and the hometown South Huron Sabres for an evening matchup.
The Mad Dogs’ strong offensive playing style turned out to be the difference as they roared to victory over both to end the first day with two wins and a tie, and sat in first place amongst the teams attending. Minto would next face off against North Middlesex the following morning.
The Mad Dogs would win 4-2, putting them in first place overall and into the finals against Lucan later that day.
Their never-quit attitude helped Minto overcome giving up two goals early in the first frame. After trading goals in the second they headed into the third period down 3-1.
HARRISTON – The Minto business community welcomed a new member on Tuesday with the grand opening of Minto Ag Ltd. near Harriston.
Located at 6470 8th Line, Minto Ag Ltd. opened its doors to the public with an open house on Oct. 8, celebrating the business after breaking ground nearly a year ago. Owner Murray Wideman said the planning on the building came together well.
“The contractors did excellent, they’re a very good bunch,” Wideman said.
With over 16,000 sq. ft. to display new farm equipment, Wideman said Minto Ag Ltd. will supply products from a number of smaller lines, but will focus as a dealer of Deutz-Fahr, Kverneland and Great Plains equipment.
“Deutz, Kverneland and Great Plains is by far going to be our mainstay,” he said.
PIKE LAKE – The Women of Wellington Saugeen Area learned the importance of focusing on their top ten recently, thanks to professional motivational speaker Sunjay Nath.
Nath was the guest speaker at the Oct. 10 meeting of WOWSA, held at the Pike Lake Golf Centre. Nath’s speech focused on his 10-80-10 principle; an idea that says no matter the individual or organization, there is a positive minority, a negative minority, and a majority that can be swayed in either direction. With more than 19 years of experience as a motivational speaker, Nath said his 10-80-10 principle was developed after boiling down every self-help and leadership concept down to 12 core messages.
“When I wrote out all the messages, I asked which one resonates with me the most,” he said. “In its core, 10-80-10 is about focusing on your strengths, so I went from there and then started developing it.”
Nath said the 10-80-10 principle was originally developed with individuals in mind, but it was expanded to organizations as an easier way to explain the concept.
Nath even employed 10-80-10 principle for his own benefit as a way to lose weight, focusing on his strengths and cutting out his bad eating habits.
DRAYTON – On Saturday night, the Mapleton-Minto 81’s showed the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks that they are a very different team from last year.
Healthy and coming off of an 11-0 shellacking of the Lucknow Lancers the night before, the 81’s rallied from a 2-0 deficit to trump the reigning WOAA Senior ‘AA’ league champions 5-3 at PMD Drayton Arena. The last time the two teams met was in the first round of the 2013 playoffs, when Saugeen Shores swept Mapleton-Minto in four straight games.
“The guys played really well,” said 81’s coach Ryan Fisk. “We got down two early and the guys stayed composed; the power play clicked in. We’ve got some really good young, offensive hockey players this year, and a lot of local guys which has been a big boost.”