History stories of Aylmer & Elgin County

2008 – Firefighters save 7-day-old infant

January 18, 2018

Jan. 2, 2008 · 10 Years Ago – It’s a parent’s worst nightmare and an experience Terri Steele of Springfield will never forget – her 7-day-old baby daughter Mackenzie, choking and going limp on her lap despite all her ministrations. But, she has no doubt the immediate response and actions of Springfield volunteer firefighters saved…

1982 – Tobogganing at Optimist Park

January 18, 2018

36 years ago • 1982 · Abe Martens, front of the toboggan, and Bill Forsdike of Aylmer chase a dog down the hill, enjoying the results of a recent snowfall in Optimist Park during the school Christmas vacation. Many school children appeared to enjoy last week’s snow, tobogganing, building snowmen and snow forts.

Eagles Win Oxford-Elgin Bowl

December 4, 2017

November, 1982 – The East Elgin Sceondary School senior Eagles won the match, beating Tillsonburg Gemini 45-14. Ten bus loads of Eagles fans went to the game at Annandale High School in Tillsonburg, despite the cold, wet weather. EESS senior football team members are, front row from left: John Lamers, Jerry Kerkhove, Charlie Roloson (captain),…