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Firearms stolen in break-in south of Sparta

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 · 0 Comments

Several Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to what was first thought as a break-in in progress at a residence near Quaker Road and Dexter Line on Wednesday afternoon, June 14. Some off ...

Belmont Foodland closing for good Aug. 5

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 · 0 Comments

Belmont’s only grocery store will close permanently on Saturday, Aug. 5. “My wife [Cindy] and I are the franchisees and we were notified by the company [Sobeys] that the Belmont store will be closing,” ...

Port Bruce swells with catfish seekers

Monday, June 12th, 2017 · 0 Comments

Port Bruce was the place to be on Sunday morning, June 11 for the 29th annual Aylmer Optimist Catfish Derby. A total of 203 children between the ages of 4 and 15 registered for the derby with 18 catfish being c ...

Taking part in the Journey

Sunday, June 11th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Lauren Koolen, 10, left, her mom Colleen Koolen and grandmother Dianne Bartley walked their fair share of laps along the East Elgin Secondary School track during the second annual Aylmer Kinsmen 1,000 Km Journe ...

Kids taking off during free airplane rides

Saturday, June 10th, 2017 · 0 Comments

Volunteer Carl Baghaw, left, helped Joey Luth, 11, right, buckle up while Joey's sister Kara, 9, waited with a smile before they took off in a Cessna Cardinal single engine aircraft piloted by Ian Basson during ...

Sounds of spring at Immanuel Christian

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 · 0 Comments

Dawson Banman, left, and Jonah Guenther were part of the trumpet contingent during the Immanuel Christian School Grade 7-8 Band Concert on Wednesday morning, June 7. The band played a selection of traditional a ...

Bike Rodeo at McGregor PS

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 · 0 Comments

Grade 1 pupil Ryan Fischer, left, received instructions from East Elgin Secondary School Grade 12 Leadership Class student Janessa Friesen during the annual Aylmer Optimist Club Bike Rodeo held at McGregor Publ ...

Dancing under the sky at EESS prom

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 · 0 Comments

Participants in the first East Elgin Secondary School prom ever held outside of and independent from EESS danced under the sky at Quai Du Vin Estate Winery north of Sparta, Saturday night, June 3. The winery is ...

Slurping spaghetti at EdisonFest

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 · 0 Comments

Gryphon Ketchabaw, 10, of Vienna chowed down on pasta as he joined 15 other youngsters in a spaghetti-eating contest, one of the games at Vienna's annual EdisonFest in Memorial Park on Saturday, June 3. On Sund ...

Coffee House exits with style

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 · 0 Comments

Anne-Marie Braun, left, and Emily Blatz as a duet performed Fight Song by singer/songwriter Rachel Platten during the last Coffee House of 2016-17 on Wednesday evening, May 31 at East Elgin Secondary School. ...