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October 25 barn fire near Kenilworth being investigated as an arson

KENILWORTH - Tuesday night's barn fire on Sideroad 7 West near Concession 7 outside of Kenilworth is...



Wellington North council hopes to meet with government ministers to address issues

KENILWORTH - Wellington North council wants to address two specific issues with provincial...



Endowment fund created in memory of Janice Bye

GREY-BRUCE – With the support of Rob, Alex and Sam, the Janice Bye Memorial Fund has been created in...



Wellington North council urges businesses to delay hanging Christmas decorations

KENILWORTH - Wellington North council is calling on local businesses to delay hanging Christmas...

Food stop

Linda Dewer stops to talk and try out some of the food from Mount Forest Foodland owner Mike Armstrong at last Saturday’s Bubbles, Suds and Moonshine event, which was a fundraiser for Mount Forest Homecoming 2017.

New executive installed

The Mount Forest District Chamber of Commerce installed their new executive for the upcoming year at their annual general meeting on Oct. 18. The new executive consists of, from left: Drew Nelson, secretary; Shawn McLeod, director; David Sharpe, president; Roslyn Fortier, director; and David Ford, past president.

Expected growth

Wellington North mayor Andy Lennox talked to Mount Forest District Chamber of Commerce members last week about the township's expected growth over the next 25 years.

Barn fire

Firefighters watch as they spray the contents of the barn with water during a barn fire on Oct. 25 near Kenilworth.

Big winner

Adam Kiers of Mount Forest recently won $334,932.50 in the June 3 LOTTO MAX draw. The 35-year-old purchased the ticket from Colpepper's in Arthur.

Paid in full

The Mount Forest Lions Club presented the Ontario Miss Mid West Pageant and #GetInTouchForHutch with a cheque for $700 at their Oct. 19 celebrity bingo night. The funds will be used to purchase a Buddy Bench, which will hopefully be placed at Wellington Heights Secondary School. Pictured, from left: Lion Vern Job; Lion Christine Pfeiffer; Barbara MacArthur, president of the Ontario Miss Midwest Pageant; Myrna Hutchison, #GetInTouchForHutch committee member; Lion Jim Andress; and Jason Scholten,

Open for business

The Wooden Spoon Bakery and Café held its grand opening celebration last Friday with a ribbon cutting, complimentary cupcakes and a raffle for gift certificates. On hand for the ceremonial ribbon cutting were, from left: April Marshall, tourism, marking and promotion manager for the Township of Wellington North; Kailey Donaldson, Wooden Spoon employee; Steph Becker, owner and her husband Ben Becker; and Drew Nelson, Mount Forest and District Chamber of Commerce representative.

Celebrating 25 years

The Woodland Springs Women’s Institute celebrated their 25th anniversary last Saturday, and as a part of the celebration the group honoured six of their members in recognition of their contributions to the Women’s Institute. Pictured, from left: Myrna Penney, Brenda Harris, Maxine Innes-Holbrough, Marg Mitchell and Marian Howes. Absent from the photo is Nancy Donald.

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