Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


TUESDAY, Jan. 5/16

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu. -EESS hosts: Boys BBall v PCI

-Thu –Malahide, Bayham Councils, 7:30 pm

-Fri: -Eastlink Ch. 10: London Knights host: Flint; 7:30 pm

-Sat. -Aylmer Spitfires host: Mt. Brydges, 7:30 pm

 

 

AYLMER ROBBERY, ASSAULT

 

(Information from Chief Andre Reymer) – A 68-year-old man confronted and was assaulted by an intruder in his Alexander Drive home when he returned there about 9:30 am on Monday, December 28. Police said the two struggled before the homeowner was struck and pushed to the ground. The intruder then fled and took with him an “undisclosed” amount of property. The victim was taken by ambulance to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital for treatment of lacerations to his face and a broken orbital bone but was later released. The suspect is believed to be a white man in his early 20s, between five foot eight inches and five foot 10 inches tall, with a thin build, short dark hair, and wearing a dark blue jacket.

This is a sketch provided by Aylmer Police of the suspect wanted in last week's robbery/assault case. (Contributed)

This is a sketch provided by Aylmer Police of the suspect wanted in last week’s robbery/assault case. (Contributed)

 

 

AYLMER DRIVERS: NEW CROSSWALK RULE 

 

(Information from Police Chief Andre Reymer) – As of 2016, a new traffic law requires drivers to wait until a pedestrian completely crosses lighted pedestrian crossovers and school crossovers until they proceed. In Aylmer the new law applies to the crossings at John & Chestnut, John & South, and Talbot & Raglan. All other intersections and traffic lights don’t apply.

 

 

ELGIN COLD ALERT

 

The Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Joyce Lock, issued a COLD WEATHER ALERT in Elgin late yesterday afternoon following Environment Canada’s forecast low temperatures reaching -15 degrees C overnight Monday; it remains in effect until this morning.

 

 

EESS SPORTS MON.:

 

-GIRLS HOCKEY – EESS (3-1) 4 Coll. Ave. 0

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Lecuyer, Barbara of Toronto passed away December 19 in her 70th year. Predeceased by husbands Herb Vleeming 1965 and Raymond Lecuyer 1992. Survivors: five children including Darlene (Vleeming) Roloson (Charlie), Herb Vleeming  (Sandie) etc.. Daughter of the late Fred and Bernice Gibson. The service was held December 28th. Arrangements with the Trull Funeral Home, Toronto.

 

-Millinger, Bernie of Aylmer passed away December 16 in his 65th year. Survivors: wife Rhonda (Hiepleh) Millinger; three children including Brad (Jennifer) of Aylmer etc.. He was born in Germany. The funeral service was held December 21; arrangements with the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Jaumol, Ronald “Ron” Gustaaf of London passed away on December 25 at the age of 67 years. Survivors: three children including Angela Jaumol and Mariann Jaumol, both of Port Bruce etc.. A service will be held at a later date; arrangements with Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg.

 

-Lorch-Bonnie Lyn (Turnbull) of St. Thomas passed away December 21 in her 72nd year.  Survivors: husband  Bud Lorch etc.. She worked for the City of St. Thomas at Valleyview Home for many years. The service was held on December 28  at Williams Funeral Home St.Thomas.

 

-Burnham, Donald of Aylmer passed away December 23 in his 78th year. Survivors: wife Beverley (Paddon) Burnham and one daughter etc.. Don worked at Ford Talbotville for over 30 years and operated Burnham’s Greenhouse on Chestnut Street. A service will be held at the Kebbel Funeral Home Saturday, January 9 at 10 am.

 

-Horton, James Arnold of Mission City, British Columbia passed away December 26 in his 75th year. Survivors: sister Ruth-Anne Kavanagh(Bill) of Aylmer etc.. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Friday at 1 pm.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– December 16, 2015, Station #2, Dingle Street, Medical Assist

– December 16, 2015, Station #3 #2 and #4, Century Line, MVC

– December 21, 2015, Station #1, John Wise Line, Medical Assist

– December 22, 2015, Station #2, Carter Road, Medical Assist

– December 25, 2015, Station #4, Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist

– December 26, 2015, Station #4, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– December 27, 2015, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– December 27, 2015, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– December 27, 2015, Station #4, Whittaker Road, Medical Assist

– December 28, 2015, Station #3, Ron McNeil Line, Alarm Malfunction

– December 29, 2015, Station #4, Lyons Line, Burn Complaint

– December 30, 2015, Station #3, Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist

– December 31, 2015, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– December 31, 2015, Station #1, Nova Scotia Line, Medical Assist

– January 3, 2015, Station #1, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

 

 

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MONDAY, Jan. 4/2016

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu. -EESS hosts: Boys BBall v PCI

-Thu – Malahide, Bayham Councils, 7:30 pm

-Fri: Eastlink Ch. 10: London Knights host: Flint; 7:30 pm

-Sat. -Aylmer Spitfires host: Mt. Brydges, 7:30 pm

 

 

AYLMER CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL

 

(Information from Rod Tapp, Aylmer’s Director of Operations) – “The Town will continue to provide a Drop-off Depot for residents to dispose of their Christmas Trees at the Parks and Recreation Parking Lot at 8 Parkview Heights. Trees may be dropped off between December 26 and January 11. All decorations need to be removed. Trees left at the curb will not be picked up.”

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

(Information from Chief Randy White)

-Jan 3 – Both stations responded to an accident on Coyle Rd.; single vehicle with minor injuries

-Jan 3 -Straffordville Station responded to a vehicle fire on Howey Line.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Kasza, Steve of RR2, Aylmer passed away December 29 in his 76th year. Survivors: wife Cathy (Iller) Kasza; two children – Linda Kasza (Don Harry) and Karen Kasza (Al Smith), both  of Aylmer etc.. He was born in Hungary and was a tobacco farmer. The funeral was held Saturday. Arrangements with the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Neusteter, Herman of Aylmer passed away Friday in his 64th year. Survivors: wife Elizabeth (Friesen) Neusteter; ten children and 31 grandchildren etc.. He was born in Mexico and worked for North Star Windows for many years. The funeral service will be held at the Old Colony Mennonite Church, Aylmer today at 2 pm. Arrangements with the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Hall, Terry Levi of Aylmer passed away Friday in his 71st year. Survivors: wife Sylvia (Teeple) Hall; two children etc. Terry worked for the Toronto Police Force, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Golden Helmets Mortorcycle Team and finished his career as homicide inspector in the Criminal Investigations Branch. He was a member of the Aylmer Shrine Club and Malahide Masonic Lodge. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm with the funeral service at St. Paul’s United Church on Tuesday at 11 am.

  

-Page, Elwood of St. Thomas passed away December 28 in his 67th year. Survivors: two children etc.. Visitation only today from 7-9 pm at the Kebbel Funeral Home. 

 

 

SPITFIRES WIN FOUR; NIP DORCHESTER

 

AYLMER – The Aylmer Spitfires won all four games played over the holidays in SOJHL C hockey, including a 2-0 thriller over first place Dorchester. On December 26 at home, the Spits added an empty net goal in the closing minutes to pin Dorchester with only their fourth loss this year – Dorchester had outscored Aylmer 21-6 in their three previous wins over the Spits. Cody Underhill scored both goals for the winners.

The next day, the Spitfires travelled to Pt. Stanley and secured an 8-4 win with Robert Shaw scoring twice and singles going to Jesse Tottle, Josh Lockhart, Jake Morin, Luke Bettencourt, James Collins and Derek Folkard. Saturday the Spits scored in the first minute of the second overtime to upset second place Exeter 2-1 here. Underhill and Morin were the scorers. Then Sunday in North Middlesex, Luke Regier and Jesiah Sweetland each connected twice in a 7-3 triumph. Other goalscorers were Bettencourt, Tottle, and Ryan VanRoestel. The Spits have 21 wins and 10 losses. This week they visit Lucan Wednesday and host Mt. Brydges Saturday.

AYLMER 7 N.MSEX 3

Period 1

Aylmer – Luke Bettencourt (Luke Regier, Brent Tuchner) 4:31

Aylmer – Jesse Tottle (Ryan Van Roestel) 4:39

North Middlesex – Josh Miller (Mack O Keefe, Greg Apps) 6:13

North Middlesex – Matt Gough (Aaron Ross, Brian McLean) 8:28

Aylmer – Jesiah Sweetland (Brett Dzyngel, Josh Lockhart) 14:30

Period 2

Aylmer – Ryan Van Roestel (ROBERT SHAW, Jesse Tottle) 2:08

North Middlesex – Drew Beckett (unassisted) 6:49

Aylmer – Luke Regier (unassisted) 16:00

Aylmer – Jesiah Sweetland (Brent Tuchner, Luke Bettencourt) 18:38

Period 3

Aylmer – Luke Regier (unassisted) 11:49

 

 

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THURSDAY, Dec. 24/15

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CHRISTMAS CARE SETUP

 

Volunteers stand ready to prepare boxes for the Christmas Care delivery program this morning in the Immanuel school gym. (kb)

Volunteers stand ready to prepare grocery boxes for the Christmas Care delivery program this morning in the Immanuel school gym. (kb)

 

OPTIMIST CLUB TOY DELIVERIES

 

Members of the Aylmer Optimist Club, left to right, John Waite, Graydon Carrothers and Ted Williamson, load boxes for delivery of Christmas toys this morning outside the club. (kb)

Members of the Aylmer Optimist Club, left to right, John Waite, Graydon Mills and Ted Williamson, load boxes for delivery of Christmas toys this morning outside the club. (kb)

 

 

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TUESDAY, Dec. 22/15

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish again until Jan. 4

*MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY 2016

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Library: Santa reading stories; 11 am

-Free Tim Hortons Skate at EECC; 11:30 am to 1:30

 

-Wed -Free Tim Hortons Skate at EECC; 1:15 pm to 3:15

-Wed -Christmas Care/Optimist Club Toy deliveries

-Thu -Free Tim Hortons Skate at EECC; 9 am – 10:30

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host: Dorchester, 7:30 pm

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Oellinger, Maria of R.R.# 2 St. Thomas passed away Saturday in her 60th year. Wife of the late Eric Oellinger (2013). She was born in Austria. She and her husband relocated to Aylmer in 2010. A celebration of Maria’s life will be announced for a later date; arrangements with the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Peters, George Dyck of Aylmer passed away Sunday in his 65th year. Survivors: wife Sara (Dyck) Peters; six children etc..  He was born in Mexico. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at The Reinland Mennonite Fellowship Church on Wednesday at 2 pm.

 

 

DAVENPORT IN UN EVENT

 

(From the TVDSB site) – “Thames Valley Schools were joined by an estimated 15,000 students from almost 300 schools in 72 countries taking part in the 20th anniversary Time project event, sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).The project’s United the Nations competition gives students 24 hours to answer questions researched and submitted by their counterparts in other participating countries across the globe. Thames Valley schools have been participating since 1996 and this year classes discussed issues such as the plight of refugees, the right to access clean water and the topics around cyber safety and digital citizenship.”

 

(Information from Davenport teacher Jillian Fleurie) – “I stumbled across the Unite the Nations project in a discussion with another educator. The project ties into the Grade 6 social studies curriculum. It gives students a chance to develop questions about their own country and ask kids around the world to answer them. Once a bank of questions are developed from each country, a competition test is taken by participating countries. This year 14 countries participated. On November 27th, all the participating schools raced to complete the test. Davenport did not finish in the top five, but the kids had fun and learned a lot about cultures around the world.”

 

 

EEC COMPLEX NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

 

(Contributed) – The East Elgin Community Complex will host their 12th annual Family New Year’s Eve Party on Thursday December 31st from 6 pm to 9 pm. Face painting, crafts, carnival games, inflatables, Dotsy the Clown and Val the Snake Lady are featured. Also there will be a performance by local family band Vogeljoy. As well there is public skating. Cost of this event is just $10 per family. Sponsors are the Kinsmen Club of Aylmer and EastLink.

 

 

CHRISTMAS EVE CLOSING TIMES:

 

-Town Hall – Noon

-Library – 1pm

-Bank of Montreal – 3 pm

-Tim Hortons – 3 pm

-Valu Mart – 5pm

-IDA – 5 pm

-Canadian Tire – 5 pm

-Spicers – 6 pm

-Liquor, Beer Stores – 6 pm

-McDonalds – 6 pm

 

 

NEW YEAR’S DAY LEVEE

 

The annual Aylmer Legion New Year’s Day Levee will be held from 1-3 pm on Friday, January 1st. Clam Chowder and Moose Milk will be served. A Dress Code is in effect.

 

 

AYLMER CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL

 

(Information from Rod Tapp, Aylmer’s Director of Operations) – “The Town will continue to provide a Drop-off Depot for residents to dispose of their Christmas Trees at the Parks and Recreation Parking Lot at 8 Parkview Heights. Trees may be dropped off between December 26 and January 11. All decorations need to be removed. Trees left at the curb will not be picked up.”

 

 

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MONDAY, Dec. 21/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Free Tim Hortons Skating at EECC; 10 am-12

-Aylmer Library: 6:30 pm -Pajama party to read ‘The Polar Express’

 

-Tue -Aylmer Library: Santa reading stories; 11 am

-Tue -Free Tim Hortons Skate at EECC; 11:30 am to 1:30

-Wed -Free Tim Hortons Skate at EECC; 1:15 pm to 3:15

-Wed -Christmas Care/Optimist Club Toy deliveries

-Thu -Free Tim Hortons Skate at EECC; 9 am – 10:30

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host: Dorchester, 7:30 pm

 

 

NEW EEC COMPLEX GM

 

(James Allen, who began his duties as the new GM of the EEC Complex on Friday, provides this background information) – “I was born and raised in Mississauga. I have been in Guelph for 14 years. I was responsible for the twin pad arena as well as the Athletic Centre, two Gyms, (Basketball and Volleyball) and the fitness centre and two pools. My in laws lived in Aylmer so I have been coming here regularly over twenty years although they have recently moved to Ingersoll. I still have a sister in law with her husband and two kids living in town. I have a wife and two children, a step son who is 25 and lives in Calgary and a daughter 15 who lives with us in Guelph. I am an animal lover and have two labs and two cats. I love all sports and played hockey and lacrosse as well as golf.”

 

 

SPITS LOSE BOTH GAMES

 

AYLMER – The Aylmer Spitfires lost both weekend matches in SOJHL C hockey. Friday they were beaten 6-1 by first place Dorchester; Saturday they were edged 3-2 here by Mt. Brydges. Friday, Dorchester counted three power plays goals and Aylmer went 0 for 9 on the power play. Jesiah Sweetland earned the only goal for the Spits. Saturday, Mt. Brydges scored in the final five minutes to post the win. Aylmer goalscorers were Jesse Tottle and Cody Underhill. The Spitfires have 17 wins and 10 losses; last year at this point they had registered only 5 victories. Their only tilt this week is Saturday at home to Dorchester.

MT BRYDGES 3 AYLMER 2

Period 1

Aylmer – Jesse Tottle (ROBERT SHAW, Cody Underhill) 13:54

Mt.Brydges – Antoine Brochu (Jack Underhill, Christian Petrozza) 15:14

Period 2

Mt.Brydges – Mike Vandenelzen (Alex Cox, Lucas Wilson) 1:34

Aylmer – Cody Underhill (short handed) (Derek Folkard) 15:09

Period 3

Mt.Brydges – Cameron Dewan (Reed Horvat, David Vergeer) 15:23

 

 

BAYHAM SUPPORTS OUTDOOR RINK

 

Bayham Council at their regular meeting Thursday agreed to sponsor, in conjunction with Elgin Healthy Communities Partners, an outdoor skating rink at the Pt. Burwell Tennis Courts this winter.

 

 

ASSUMPTION CANNED GOODS DRIVE

 

Assumption students, left to right, Zoe, Myrka, Peytan and Spencer are pictured with the canned goods collected by their school this year.

Assumption students, left to right, Zoe, Myrka, Peytan and Spencer are pictured with the canned goods collected by their school this year. (kb)

 

 

AYLMER CHRISTMAS CARE GOES WED.

 

(Aylmer Christmas Care boxes are being packed and delivered Wednesday beginning at 9 am at Immanuel Christian School. This year they expect deliveries to 350 families which is just down slightly from other years. They could use the public’s help to deliver – volunteers, in pairs, should be at the school at 1 pm. Information on the history and setup of the program is provided by Carolyn Buis, Aylmer Christmas Care Co-Ordinator:)

“In 1990 we moved to Immanuel Christian School and packed around 200 boxes. The setting up of the assembly line of groceries, the bagging of the apples, oranges, cookies, and sweet potatoes and the packing of baby food takes time. The arrival of the fresh produces, turkeys and hams and the donated goods that have been collected by schools, business and parades etc. all needs to be co-ordinated.

The wrapping of the boxes occurs on the evening before we pack. It is very impressive in the morning to see the rows of wrapped boxes. The deliveries start as soon as the packing is completed. For Straffordville, Vienna and Port Burwell the boxes and the toys from the Optimists are picked up by members of the Lions Clubs and the Legion and then are distributed or picked up at the respective places. The length of time of delivery depends on the number of community members who show up to do this part of the project.

We follow Canada’s Food Guide to provide and encourage balanced and healthy eating ie. cereal, butter, cheese, canned milk, canned fruit and veggies, fresh lettuce, carrots, apples, oranges, canned meat, fresh turkey or ham depending on family size. Special treats of a package of cookies, candies and hot chocolate, jello and dessert topping are added. The donated/collected goods are also added to the boxes. These will vary in quantity and variety from year to year, but usually consist of dry and canned pasta and sauces (lots of kraft dinner and Mr. Noodle), dry and canned soups, tuna, canned fruit and veggies and stove top stuffing and cranberry sauces etc.

We have approximately 75 volunteers ranging in age from 7 years to 80 years old. We stand amazed every year at the number of volunteers.”

 

 

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FRIDAY, Dec. 18/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-ACT Presents: Christmas Talent Show/Play; OTHall Theatre; (see ad)

-Eastlink Ch. 10: London Knights v Guelph

-Last school day before Christmas

 

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host: Mt. Brydges, 7:30 pm

 

-Mon -Free Tim Hortons Skating at EECC; 10 am-12

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Wales, Donald Burns of Chartwell Home, Aylmer passed away Thursday in his 89th year. Husband of the late Eleanor (Dix) Wales. Survivors: two children including Mark Wales (Eleanor Renaud) of Aylmer etc.. Don was a Vice President of Imperial Tobacco after 37 years of service. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm, where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 am.

 

-Saylor, Gerald Blaine of St. Thomas passed away Thursday in his 91st year. Husband of the late Phyllis (Tuthill) Saylor (2012). Survivors: three children including Diane Kelsey (Kelvin) of Aylmer etc.. He was born in Pennsylvania and was a general contractor. A family gathering will be held at a later date.

 

 

DAVENPORT CANNED GOODS DONATION

 

These Grade 6 students at Davenport helped load their school's canned goods donations to Corner Cupboard this morning. Pictured are: left to right, Emily Peters, Griffon Foster, Nolan ParkerMote, Alanna Britton, Mikaela Moyer, Moira Haldenby, Nolan Wiebe, Lupita Wolfe, Gavin Fisher, Leah Collard, Hayden Kebbel and Johannah Walker. (kb)

These Grade 6 students at Davenport helped load their school’s canned goods donations to Corner Cupboard this morning. Pictured are: left to right, Emily Peters, Griffon Foster, Nolan Parker-Mote, Alanna Britton, Mikaela Moyer, Moira Haldenby, Nolan Wiebe, Lupita Wolfe, Gavin Fisher, Leah Collard, Hayden Kebbel and Johannah Walker. (kb)

 

 

SPITS OVERCOME 4 GOAL DEFICIT

 

AYLMER – The Aylmer Spitfires netted four unanswered goals in the third period to overcome a 6-2 deficit and then connected in overtime to upend Thamesford 7-6 in SOJHL C hockey Wednesday night here. The Spits outshot Thamesford, who had won the first two meetings between the teams, by 60-39. Luke Bettencourt led Aylmer with a consecutive hat-trick in the third period; Jesiah Sweetland had two markers, including the overtime winner, and singles went to Dustin Dunlop and Luke Regier. The Spitfires’ record is now 17 wins, 8 losses. Their next game is hosting Dorchester Saturday.

Period 1

Aylmer – Luke Regier (Josh Lockhart) 2:52

Thamesford – Dakota Hill (Michael Nutt, Liam Billings) 8:34

Thamesford – Ben Ameti (unassisted) 15:58

Thamesford – Brandon Thompson (Michael Nutt, Stavros Mandrapilias) 18:23

Period 2

Thamesford – Stavros Mandrapilias (short handed) (Matthew Smallman) 8:23

Aylmer – Jesiah Sweetland (Calvin Catherwood (APM)) 10:01

Thamesford – Michael Nutt (power play) (unassisted) 12:30

Thamesford – Liam Billings (Ben Ameti) 19:04

Period 3

Aylmer – Dustin Dunlop (Cody Underhill, Jesiah Sweetland) 4:51

Aylmer – Luke Bettencourt (unassisted) 6:51

Aylmer – Luke Bettencourt (power play) (Jesse Tottle, Ryan Vandenbroek) 8:14

Aylmer – Luke Bettencourt (power play) (Jesse Tottle, Josh Houston) 13:03

Overtime

Aylmer – Jesiah Sweetland (unassisted) 2:05

 

 

McGREGOR CANNED FOOD DRIVE

 

Grade 4 students with Mrs. Marath contributed to the canned food drive at McGregor this year. Pictured, front to back, are: Rhyan Hewsban, Annelse Borm, ReAnn Smith, Liam Neusteter, Morgan Bell, Emma Nute, Hailey Funk, Hunter Prokop, Adam Fehr, Auistin Harder, Brian Ferris, Brian Redekop, Joey Arends, Rachel Ross, Adrianna Borm and Bryden Middaugh( kb)

Grade 4 students with Mrs. Marath contributed to the canned food drive at McGregor this year. Pictured, front to back, are: Rhyan Hewbank, Annelse Borm, ReAnn Smith, Liam Neusteter, Morgan Bell, Emma Nute, Hailey Funk, Hunter Prokop, Adam Fehr, Austin Harder, Brian Ferris, Brian Redekop, Joey Arends, Rachel Ross, Adrianna Borm and Bryden Middaugh (kb)

AYLMER LIBRARY CHRISTMAS STORIES

 

The Aylmer Library will sponsor two Christmas readings next week. On Monday at 6:30 will be a pajama party to read ‘The Polar Express’. On Tuesday at 11 am Santa will be present to read stories.

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

(Information from Police Chief Andre Reymer) – Aylmer Police recently conducted three RIDE checks at various locations and found no impaired drivers. On December 7, 100 drivers were stopped between 9 and 10 pm., on December 8 from 11 pm to 1 am 80 vehicles were stopped and on December 10, between 6 and 10 pm, 460 drivers were stopped.

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Work began this week on the demolition of the former Dempsey Chrysler building on John St. north (kb)

Work began this week on the demolition of the former Dempsey Chrysler building on John St. north (kb)

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16/15

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish THURSDAY

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Spitfires host: Thamesford, 8:15 pm

 

-Thu -Bayham, Malahide Councils, 7pm

-Fri -ACT Presents: Christmas Talent Show/Play; OTHall Theatre; (see ad)

-Fri -Eastlink Ch. 10: London Knights v Guelph

-Fri -Last school day before Christmas

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host: Mt. Brydges, 7:30 pm

 

 

ANOTHER MALAHIDE BREAK IN

 

(From Elgin OPP) – Elgin OPP are investigating another area break and enter which occurred yesterday between 8 am and 5:30 pm at a residence on Crossley Hunter Line just west of Whittaker Road in Malahide. The suspect(s) entered the home by kicking in the front door while the homeowners were at work and took the following items; two televisions, a Blu-ray player, a DVD player, a combination television and DVD player and an oil heater; total value over $2000.

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.:

 

-GIRLS VBALL – SR – EESS (2-1) 3 Glencoe 1; JR – EESS (2-1) 3 Glencoe 1

-BOYS BBALL – SR -EESS (4-0) 64 Glencoe 34

-GIRLS HOCKEY – EESS (2-1) 4 Huron Park 0

-BOYS HOCKEY – EESS (4-0) 5 PCI 2

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Bossuyt, Julien passed away at Terrace Lodge, Aylmer today in his 82nd year. Survivors: wife Marjorie (Kirk) Bossuyt; children – Neil Bossuyt (Lynn), Blair Bossuyt (Jackie), Julie Nooren (Rob) and Craig Bossuyt (Julie) and daughter-in-law Wendy Bossuyt, all of the Aylmer area etc.. He was born in Belgium and came to Canada in 1949 and was a tobacco farmer for many years east of Port Bruce. He was a former member of Malahide Fire Dept. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows RC Church on Saturday at 11 am.

 

-Smith, Alan Charles of Tillsonburg passed away Monday aged 58. Survivors: wife Vickie (Thomas) Smith; four children including Rebecca Simons (Rob) of Straffordville; mother-in-law Irene Thomas of Aylmer etc.. Visitation at Ostranders Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held there on Friday at 11 am.

 

-McBride, Phyllis F. of Tillsonburg passed away October 31 aged 89. Wife of the Late Robert “Clare” McBride (2008). Survivors: two children including Randy McBride (Darlene) of Port Burwell etc.. Visitation will be held at Ostranders Funeral Home Tillsonburg on December 22 from 11 am -12 with a service there to follow at 12.

 

-Tribe, Bernadean of St. Thomas passed away today in her 85th year. Wife of the late Vincent Tribe (1991) etc.. The funeral service will be held at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Saturday at 1:30 pm. with visitation one hour prior.

 

 

FREE HOLIDAY PUBLIC SKATING AT EECC

 

Sponsored by Tim Hortons, there will be free public skating again at the EEC Complex this holiday. Times before Christmas are: Monday -10 am to 12 pm; Tuesday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm; Wednesday  -1:15 pm to 3:15 pm; and Thursday -9 am to 10:30 am.

 

After Christmas: Sunday -1 pm to 2:30 pm; Monday -10 am to 12 pm; Tuesday -11:30 am to 1:30 pm and Wednesday -1:15 pm to 3:15 pm.

 

 

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TUESDAY, Dec. 15/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS hosts: Girls VBall v Glencoe; Boys Hockey v PCI

 

-Wed -Aylmer Spitfires host: Thamesford, 8:15 pm

-Thu -Bayham, Malahide Councils, 7pm

-Fri -ACT Presents: Christmas Talent Show/Play; OTHall Theatre; (see ad)

 

 

EESS SPORTS MON.:

 

-GIRLS HOCKEY – EESS (1-1) 4 WCI 0

 

 

LIBRARY DECISION DEFERRED

 

With two councillors absent, Aylmer Council at its meeting last night voted to defer discussion on a staff report outlining financial options for proceeding with the expansion of the library until their meeting in January.

 

 

CHRIST-MUST LIST 3 –COR. C-BOARD RENT

 

Greg and Avril Currie are still organizing donations to help finance the cost of the rent of the building that houses the Aylmer Corner Cupboard (behind Aylmer Flooring on John St. north). Said Greg: “Monthly Frugal Families Meals is alive and well. In the last twelve months $4000 was donated.” The donation boxes are located at: Campbell’s Office Supplies, Tim Horton’s North and Studer’s Variety.

 

 

SPRINGFIELD BAPTISTS SPONSOR FAMILY

 

(Information on the sponsorship of a family from Iraq, who arrived recently, by Springfield Baptist Church is from church pastor John Twinem)

“We got involved because there was a need; a young man from our church had been in Jordan ministering to refugees and about 1 1/2 years after he returned he received an email in July 2014 from one of the families who were desperate to get out. They had been in Jordan since 2009.

We began to research the refugee sponsorship process and after we had sufficient information regarding what a sponsorship entails, costs, orientation issues, etc., we discussed it as a church family last November and got unanimous agreement. From then on it was applications, paperwork, skype calls with refugee personnel in Jordan, consultation with North Park Church in London, their Sponsorship Agreement Holders who were also sponsoring, and waiting. We received the yes answer in late October and news that they were scheduled for a November 26 arrival. We met them at Pearson Airport and as we walked out, the mother took the scarf off her head, set it on a chair and walked away from it, saying “For the first time, I am free”.

The family is from Baghdad and had to flee to Jordan in 2009 when two separate terrorist groups and members of the Iraqi national police targeted them as a result of their father’s work. They left the day after bullets were fired through the walls of their house in a night time attack. They-went to ‘moderate’ Jordan and the kids were allowed to go to school for a while, but Jordan treats the refugees very badly and only allows them to stay in the country because of the U.S. aid provided for their care. The daughter was called a prostitute and worse by teachers for not wearing the hijab; the kids got a steady in-class diet of “ISIS is good” and “kill the dirty Jews” from their school teachers and when they spoke out the children were not allowed to go back to school after grade 11. The father was grabbed by the Jordanian secret police and subjected to a 6 hour interrogation because he volunteered at a church there that serves refugees; the police threatened to take his kids from him and put them back in ISIS territory.

A farm family from our church has provided one of their houses just north of Tillsonburg – a car, furniture and clothes, as well as food items have been provided by the church family. There are five in the family – the ages of the children are 21, 19 and 10. The 10 year old had his first day of school yesterday at Southridge in Tillsonburg, the father and the oldest son are starting to work today for another farmer from the church. The two oldest plan to do university studies, their English is already good. The mother taught herself from a dictionary. They want to stay in this area; we were somewhat surprised knowing that their past lives had been urban. They are intensely grateful to the country and they want to become contributing, productive citizens.”

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

The Palmer Bandshell Park is once again well decoration for Christmas. (kb)

The Palmer Bandshell Park is once again well decorated for Christmas. (kb)

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL MONDAY

 

Among decisions by Aylmer Council at their regular meeting last night:

-The Environment Committee, now at the end of their four year mandate, asked Council for direction on their future. Council decided to keep the eight member committee and revise its mandate at a future date.

 

-Despite a request by Co. Laur to not be involved in the Doors Open program this year, Council decided to support Malahide and Bayham and again participate in Doors Open. Dep.-Mayor Mary French said: “It’s a good tool for economic development and tourism”.

 

 

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MONDAY, Dec. 14/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council, 6:30 pm

-OV Naturalists, Vienna CC, 7 pm (see Tue. report)

-EESS hosts: Girls Hockey v WCI

 

-Tue -EESS hosts: Girls VBall v Glencoe; Boys Hockey v PCI

-Wed -Aylmer Spitfires host: Thamesford, 8:15 pm

-Thu -Bayham, Malahide Councils, 7pm

-Fri -ACT Presents: Christmas Talent Show/Play; OTHall Theatre; (see ad)

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Morris, Dell of Avon passed away Friday in his 86th year. Husband of Sharon (Ostrander) Spore. Survivors: three children and two stepchildren etc.. He was born in Crampton and worked for the County of Elgin Roads Dept. for a number of years. There will be a private family service; arrangements with Kebbels Funeral Home.

 

-Thiessen, Maria of Aylmer passed away Sunday in her 69th year. Survivors: husband Frank Thiessen; five children including Mary Thiessen (David) of Mount Salem, Tina Klassen (David) of Springfield, and Terry Thiessen (Carrie) of Aylmer etc.. She was born in Mexico. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church (Summers Corners) on Thursday at 1 pm.

 

 

SPITS EDGE EXETER IN OT

 

EXETER – Aylmer Spitfires scored a power play goal in overtime to nip Exeter 5-4 in SOJHL hockey here last night. Saturday the Spits were upended 7-2 by Lucan at home. Yesterday Aylmer was outshot 49-25 and surrendered three power play goals including the tying marker with 15 seconds left in the game but got the winning goal by Luke Bettencourt early in the extra frame. Other Aylmer goalscorers were Cody Underhill with two, Jesiah Sweetland and Josh Houston.

Saturday, the Spitfires fell behind 5-0 despite outshooting Lucan 39-24 and couldn’t get untracked. Aylmer goalgetters were Bettencourt and Jesiah Sweetland. There were 12 misconducts issued in the match – six to each team. The Spits’ record is now 16 wins and 8 losses. This week they have 3 games – at home Wednesday to Thamesford, Friday in Dorchester and Saturday hosting Mt Brydges.

 

AYLMER 5 EXETER 4

Period 1

Aylmer – Cody Underhill (unassisted) 0:56

Aylmer – Jesiah Sweetland (Ryan Van Roestel, Dustin Dunlop) 17:29

Period 2

Exeter – Matt Clarke (power play) (Max Naus, Tyler Coleman) 2:07

Exeter – Sam Vokes (power play) (Jon Baker, Brett Dalton) 3:32

Aylmer – Cody Underhill (short handed) (Luke Bettencourt) 18:17

Period 3

Aylmer – Josh Houston (power play) (Brett Dzyngel) 11:27

Exeter – Sam Vokes (Jake Alkins, Brett Dalton) 12:21

Exeter – Matt Clarke (power play) (Brett Dalton, Tyler Kettler) 19:44

Overtime

Aylmer – Luke Bettencourt (power play) (unassisted) 2:47

 

 

MALAHIDE, BAYHAM CRIMES

 

(From Elgin OPP) – Elgin OPP are currently investigating recent break-ins at residences in Malahide and Bayham. A break and enter occurred in Malahide sometime between December 6th and December 12th at a pack barn on Carter Line just south of Chalet Line. The suspects entered the barn by prying open a rear barn door and then proceeded to steal 24 bails of dried tobacco which is valued at approximately $28 000.

 

Police are also investigating a break and enter to a Bayham residence which occurred around suppertime on the 11th of December on Gray Street near Plank Rd. Eden. The break in occurred while the homeowners were at a school function with their children. The thief entered the residence through a patio door and stole a small grey steal safe containing personal documents and valuables totalling approximately $1200.

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Members and friends of the Aylmer band, Moore Ave Underground, performed Christmas songs at the Aylmer Library Open House Friday. (kb)

Members and friends of the Aylmer band, Moore Ave Underground, performed Christmas songs at the Aylmer Library Open House Friday. (kb)

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– December 7, 2015, Station #2 ,3, Glencolin Line, Medical Assist

– December 8, 2015, Station #1, , #2, Dexter Line, MVC

– December 8, 2015, Station #2, Dingle Street, Medical Assist

– December 11, 2015, Station #1, John Wise Line, Medical Assist

– December 13, 2015, Station #2, Carter Road, Medical Assist

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

-Dec 8, Station 1 Port Burwell, medical assist in Pt. Burwell

 

-Dec 12, Station 1 Port Burwell, medical assist in Vienna.

 

 

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FRIDAY, Dec. 11/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Library Open House/Inet Speaker; 10 am-4pm (see Thu. story)

-Fri/Sat -Cram the Cruiser; Elgin Feeds; (see Mon. report)

-Eastlink ch. 10: London Knights v Owen Sound; 7:30 pm

 

-Sat -Straffordville Christmas Parade, 10:30 am

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host: Lucan, 7:30 pm

 

-Mon -Aylmer Council, 6:30 pm

-Mon -OV Naturalists, Vienna CC, 7 pm (see Tue. report)

 

 

OUTDOOR ICE RINK FOR AYLMER?

 

At Monday’s Aylmer Council meeting, Co, Arthur Oslach introduced a motion to have Aylmer partner with Elgin St.Thomas Public Health and the Elgin St. Thomas Healthy Communities Partners to offer an outdoor ice rink here. Each municipality in Elgin is being invited to participate. In 2014, St. Thomas and Southwold built rinks with support from these groups.The Healthy Communities Partnership would be responsible for the cost of building the rink, up to $2000, and the training of volunteers. Liability insurance along with the cost of water and lighting used would be the responsibility of the Town. The rinks would not be ready until the Family Day weekend in 2016. Council decided to refer the matter to Staff to review. 

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

(From Police Chief Andre Reymer) – A 54 year old St Thomas woman was charged with failing to yield after her car, travelling north on Wellington St. and turning east on to Talbot St. west last Thursday at 7:30 pm, struck an eastbound van – there was major damage to her car.

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL AGENDA FOR MONDAY

 

Among agenda items for this Monday’s meeting of Aylmer Council:

-a request by Co. Laur not to participate, despite a request from Malahide and Bayham Councils, in Doors Open next year

-a discussion on a Library Options report prepared by staff

 

 

EESS SPORTS THU.:

 

-GIRLS VBALL – SR – EESS (1-1) 3 AVSS 0; JR – EESS (1-1) 3 AVSS 0

-BOYS HOCKEY – EESS (3-0) 4 WESS 1

-BOYS BBALL – SR – EESS (3-0) 76 AVSS 48

 

 

AYLMER POLICING SURVEY

 

The Aylmer Police Community Survey which was dropped off to households recently is issued every three years. It is due back – either by mail or by leaving it at the Police station – next Friday. In the six question survey which was distributed randomly to 1000 businesses and households, residents are asked about police priorities, how well police are performing their duties and where policing emphasis should be placed in the future.

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

A small group listened to Officer Mike of the Police College speak on internet security and credit card fraud at the Aylmer Library this morning. (kb)

A small group listened to Officer Mike Souliere of the Ontario Police College speak on Internet Security and Credit Card fraud at the Aylmer Library this morning. (kb)

 

 

LIBRARIES LAUNCH NEW CATALOGUE

 

(Contributed) – St. Thomas Public Library and Elgin County Library announce that the Sierra Library Services Platform will be launched at both libraries effective December 16th. Users at both libraries will now have a new and dynamic tool to access and request loans for library materials in all formats. Enhanced features of the new system include better mobile display and the ability to integrate collections, databases and programs under one search. A formal launch event will take place at 9:30 am on Friday at St. Thomas Public Library.

 

 

AYLMER BOOK:

 

NEW – “Low German Mennonites of Aylmer” . On sale for $8 at Pinecroft, Campbells, Mennomex etc.

“Low German Mennonites of Aylmer”. On sale for $8 at Pinecroft, Campbells, Mennomex etc.

 

 

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