History stories of Aylmer & Elgin County

2008 – Fun Run Flashback

October 12, 2018

10 years ago – 2008 · Calling themselves Tight and Bright, Class 0827 at Ontario Police College were colourful and enthusiastic participants in the annual Tornado Fun Run, Oct. 1. More than 800 participants braved chilling wind and threatening skies to raise about $15,000 for EESS’s “Lights On” campaign to illuminate the school’s athletic field,…

Farm Archives

March 12, 2018

Have you read the farm edition this week? There’s a full page of special archival farm photos and content, as well as a couple of Ron Allen’s timeless Oh! Oh! cartoons, like the one pictured here. Pick up a copy of the farm edition in stores before March  14, or call the Aylmer Express and…

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),…