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Midget Marlins finish the season golden at CNE tournament

TORONTO – The Palmerston Marlins Ladies Softball team finished their season strong, as they played undefeated Aug. 23 and 24 at Toronto’s CNE Midget Softball Tournament to bring home their third gold title of the season.

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Schill to reign as Palmerston ambassador

PALMERSTON – For the second year in a row, the Palmerston Fair has a Schill for its ambassador.

International Plowing Match coming to Minto in 2016 – Volunteer recruitment barbecue on Aug. 27

HARRISTON – Mark your calendars, as Minto has been chosen as the 2016 site of the International Plowing Match & Rural Expo from Sept. 20-24. The event will be hosted south of Harriston on Wellington County Rd. 109 on Anne and Earl Schneider’s farm. Plowing matches have been part of Ontario’s agricultural history for well [...]

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Harriston Legion celebrates 75th anniversary

By Mike Wilson Special to the Express HARRISTON – The Harriston Legion celebrated its 75th anniversary on Saturday with the unveiling of the first banner in its new program to honour Harriston’s veterans. A banner dedicated to the late Tuffy MacDougall – whom most refer to as “Mr. Legion” – was an easy choice to [...]

Forty-five and counting

It was 1969, only two years after the legendary Summer of Love when hundreds of thousands of young hippies converged on Haight-Ashbury. Promoters arranged a lineup of some of the biggest names in rock and roll to perform at a three-day concert in rural New York – Janis Joplin; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Joe Cocker; Grateful [...]


Harry Bates Harry Bates of Innisfil passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at the age of 84. Husband of the late Mary Bates. Father of Brian Bates and his wife Donna of Pickering, Donna Weller of Toronto, and Harvey Bates and his wife Sharon of Innisfil, and [...]

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Palmerston Novice Marlins win national silver medal in B.C.

SPECIAL TO THE EXPRESS SURREY, B.C. – On Aug. 6-10, the Palmerston Marlins Novice girls team was one of the eight teams representing Ontario at the 2014 Girls U14 Canadian National Fast Pitch Championships in Surrey, British Columbia. Twenty-one other teams from across the country participated, including squads from British Columbia, Quebec, P.E.I., Manitoba and [...]

Sox split first tests of ISC Worlds tournament

KITCHENER – The International Softball Congress 2014 Men’s World Fastball Tournament is underway in Kitchener, and the Wellington Sox are right in the thick of it.

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Minto farmer set for national plowing contest

CLIFFORD – Carman Weppler is ready to take that next crucial step in his distinguished plowing career, as the Clifford area farmer is set to compete in the Canadian Plowing Championships Aug. 14-16 in Thorndale, Ontario.

Minto Express Obituary August 6, 2014

John Grotenhuis Mr. Johan “John” Christiaan Grotenhuis of Harriston passed away at Guelph General Hospital on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Wilhelmina (Willy) Grotenhuis for 58 years. Dear father of Everett Grotenhuis and his wife Dorothy of RR 3 Palmerston, Betty Bannerman and her husband Jeff of Listowel, [...]

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