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OPP respond to barricaded man in Clifford home

CLIFFORD – On Aug. 26 at approximately 3:22 p.m., Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police...

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Local committee seeks house in Harriston for refugee family

HARRISTON — While members of the Minto Refugee Settlement Committee have done their fair share of...

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Norwell freshened up for fall classes

PALMERSTON — Even though it’s still summer holidays, Norwell District Secondary School has been a...

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Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece responds to Ombudsman’s developmental services investigation

QUEEN'S PARK – On Aug. 24 Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece, who serves as opposition critic to...

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Dinkelmann Grappling to open new location next month

PALMERSTON – Dinkelmann Grappling Arts is moving on up. Actually just a little bit east up the...

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Palmerston Lions water feature officially opens next weekend

PALMERSTON – The Palmerston Lions Heritage Park new water feature’s dedication and official opening...

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Severe thunderstorm warning for northern Wellington County

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of...

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Business Flight Program helping local businesses reach new heights

HARRISTON — With everything the Town of Minto has to offer, more and more business owners are...

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DEDICATION

DEDICATION – The Palmerston Lions Club dedicated the new water feature in Lions Heritage Park on Saturday morning. Dubbed Heritage Falls, the project was completed in memory of Palmerston Lions Eph, Ilene and Eric Gray. Pictured completing the official ribbon cutting, from left: Lions Park chair Bob Emmerson, Minto Mayor and Wellington County Warden George Bridge, Ray McKinnon, Lions president Ed Podniewicz and granddaughter Autumn Lancaster, Gary Gray and Lion Dave Wils

PALMERSTON ROYALTY

PALMERSTON ROYALTY — Participating in this year’s Palmerston Ambassador of the Fair competition Aug. 24 at the Palmerston and District Community Centre were (back row, from left): Tucker Campbell, sponsored by Peace Chapter No. 52 Order of the Eastern Star; newly crowned ambassador Calysta Kaye, sponsored by the Optimist Club of Minto; 2015-16 ambassador of the fair Amber Johnson; Katie Miller, sponsored by High Performance DJ Services; (front row, from left) Frien

Just missed

Peter Douros (back) watches as Todd Tremblay’s putt on the sixth hole at Mount Forest Golf Club comes up just short during Saturday’s Golf For Kids Sake Golf Tournament in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Northern Wellington.

PIECE OF HISTORY

PIECE OF HISTORY – Owner Michael Hendrick unveils the new Local Heritage Marker for The Old Post as Town of Minto Mayor George Bridge and committee members look on. The marker is the first presented by the Cultural Roundtable Local Heritage Marker Committee.

ON THE GRID

ON THE GRID — Hydro One frontline managers Scott Eveland and Drew Labadie address members of the media and IPM committee on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Hydro One workers were busy installing the electrical grid for the 2016 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo set for Sept. 20 to 24 in the Town of Minto.

PRODIGY

Howick Township’s Caleb Petersen, 15, claimed the U16 national title at the Canadian Youth Chess Championship in Windsor on July 5-8, and will now go for the world U16 title at the World Chess Federation youth championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on Sept. 20-Oct. 4.

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