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81’s take apart Lancers

LUCKNOW – The Mapleton-Minto 81’s improved to 2-0-0-0 on the young 2015-16 WOAA Senior ‘AA’ campaign...



Minto obituary October 14, 2015

Patrick Smith



81’s double up Muskies to open 2015-16 season

SHELBURNE – The Mapleton-Minto 81’s got off to the start they were looking for in 2015-16, as the...



Minto Express October 7, 2015 obit

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Minto Express Obituary August 19, 2015

Kenneth Norman Melville

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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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LOCAL ROYALTY – Taking part in this year’s Palmerston Fair Ambassador competition were (back row, from left) outgoing ambassador Jocelyn Schill, contestant Kaylee Schill, contestant Kenzie Norman, (middle row) junior runner-up Carmen Ward, junior contestants Sam Ireland and Ella Habermehl, outgoing junior ambassador Rebecca Dick, (front row, from left) newly crowned 2015-16 Palmerston Ambassador Amber Johnson and junior ambassador Hannah DesJardine.


SWEET SILVER – The Palmerston Bantam Marlins earned a berth in the Eastern Canadian Championships later this month, after taking silver at the provincial finals in Ktichener on Aug. 9. Pictured, back row: Coach Mark Matheson, Vanessa Samms, Kayla McEachern, Holly Jackson, coach Ken Iles, Ally Iles, Natalie Eccles, Reghanne Howes, coach Dave McEachern. Front row: Erica Culp, Sam Rupert, Jess Johnston, Erin Schill, Carly Holland, Julis Mantler, bat girl Sara Rupert.


NATURE’S WRATH – Emergency personnel, hydro crews, news teams and local volunteers descended on Teviotdale Monday, Aug. 3 after a tornado touched down in the small community Sunday evening. The tornado caused significant damage to several vehicles and structures – including this residence - in the Town of Minto and Wellington North Township. No injuries were reported.

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