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Rookie of the Year

Blair Butchart (left) was presented with the Western Jr. C rookie of the year award by league convener Steve Coulter (right) prior to game one of the Mount Forest Patriots' series against the Hanover Barons on Feb. 3.

Flag Raising

On hand for the Crime Stoppers flag raising ceremony were, from left: Sarah Bowers-Peter, program co-ordinator for CSGW; Ray Tout, CSGW board chair; Councillor Sherry Burke, Town of Wellington North; Inspector Scott Lawson, Wellington County OPP; Wellington North Fire Chief Dave Guilbault, and; Lisa Hern, Wellington North councillor and CSGW board member.


INSURANCE CLAIM – Brock Zinken (right) and Andrew Coburn celebrate Zinken’s late third-period insurance tally to give the Mapleton-Minto 81’s a 3-1 lead over the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks on Nov. 28 in Palmerston. The chippy WOAA Senior ‘AA’ affair would end by the same score.

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FACILITY FACELIFT – NDSS principal Paul Richard proudly displays Norwell’s new $25,000 fitness centre last week, which was funded through the Upper Grand District School Board’s Specialist High Skills Major program – grant money that allows students to experience a wide range of customized learning opportunities through more practical, hands-on means. Approximately $40,000 has been invested into revamping various areas of Norwell for the 2015-16 school year.


FANCY FOOTWEAR – Town of Minto Mayor George Bridge and Classic Rock 94.5FM’s Phil Main joined Heels for Hospitals chairperson Hope Reidt at Knapp’s Shoes on Oct. 2 for their complimentary pair of heels courtesy of the Listowel business. Bridge and Main will once again be guest walkers at the seventh annual Wightman Telecom Heels for Hospitals event on Oct. 17, a fundraiser that directs all proceeds to the CKNX Radiothon.

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SUPPORTING LOCAL HEALTH CARE – The 11th annual Mary Lynne Forrest Golf Tournament, which took place on July 15 at Pike Lake Golf Centre, raised $52,000 in support of the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation (LMHF) and the Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation (PDHF). The LMHF received $7,000 to pay the balance of last year’s pledge by the MLF tournament to purchase nurse on-call portable phones for the hospital. The PDHF received $45,000 to be used towards the purchase of a point of care ul


FOND FAREWELL - Bud and Phyllis Greenley and staff say farewell after 13 years in business on Aug. 30 at Greenley’s Restaurant in Clifford. Pictured left to right is Shaun Greenley, Ali and Troy with Max Greenley, Rhiannon Speers, Gina Beggs-Mineault, Pam Green, Hetty Thorpe, and Bud and Phyllis. Absent from the photo is Jen Atchison, Trevor Goode, Melody Foran and Sheerah McLean.

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