Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


MONDAY, June 25/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Thursday-Sunday – Aylmer’s 125th Weekend Celebration

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Hill, Sharon; of  St.Thomas,  on Saturday,  in her 60th year. Survivors include: children Chris Hill of St.Thomas and the late Cher-Anne Wilcox (2012);  granddaughter Emilee;  mother Audrey and Bob Habkirk ;  sister  Jobbie Peloquin and husband Scott; all of Aylmer etc.  Visitation at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Friday, at 11:00 am.

 

-Guttman, H.E. Donald ,  of St, Thomas, on Sunday,  in his 85th year. Survivors include: wife Kathleen “Kay” (Reszitnyk) Guttman; daughter Deborah of Aylmer  etc. He served 21 years as an instructor at the Ontario Police College and was a member of Col. Talbot Branch #81 of the Royal Canadian Legion, etc. Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Kebbels Funeral Home, Aylmer. The funeral Service will be held at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday,  1 p.m.

 

 

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR 125TH

 

Souvenir programs listing the schedule for Aylmer’s 125th Celebration Weekend – June 28-July 1st – are now available, free, at various locations including: Aylmer Library, the Perc, the Town Hall, Durkees, Studers, Aylmer Video, various restaurants etc.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

 

– June 19, 2012 – Station #2, Talbot Line, MVC 

(*Hacienda and Talbot, 2 vehicles, no injuries)

– June 20, 2012 – Station #1,  Nova Scotia Line, Medical Assist

– June 21, 2012 – Station #1, Lakeview Drive, medical Assist

– June 23, 2012 – Station # 4 assisted by Station #2,  Lyons Line, MVC

(* no injuries, one car in ditch)

– June 23, 2012 – Station # 1 , #2, 52184 Nova Scotia Line, MVC

(* car hit tree, no injuries)

– June 24, 2012 – Station #4,  Mapleton Line, Medical Assist

– June 24, 2012 – Station # 1, 52184 Nova Scotia Line, Controlled Burn

 – June 24, 2012 – Station # 1, 4919 Jones Road, Power Lines Down

 

 

125TH DANCES’ TICKETS

 

Tickets for two major events during Aylmer’s 125th Celebration weekend, June 28-July 1st, are now on sale. The Town Dance/Buffet with the Sahara Swing Band on the Saturday night at the Complex is $20 each and tickets can be purchased at Aylmer Video, Studers, Campbells II, and The Prime Ingredient.  The Dinner/Dance with a DJ at the German Canadian Club on the Friday night, hosted by the Saxonia and Optimist Clubs, is $30 each and tickets can be obtained from Presidents Bill Ungar 639-1869 and Peter Axelson.

 

 

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL

 

Friday –  Sweaburg 7 Pt. Burwell 2

Tonight – Straffordville hosts Hickson

Thursday – Pt. Burwell hosts Woodstock

 

 

AYLMER LIBRARY HAS AYLMER HISTORY 

 

The Aylmer Library is hosting a large display of history materials relating to Aylmer this week as part of Aylmer’s 125th celebration weekend June 28-July 1st.

 

 

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FRIDAY, June 22/12

 

THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish today

(Aylmer’s 125th coming soon!)

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THURSDAY, June 21/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

- TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Oxford C. ; 8:30

- EESS Exams begin

-Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 Councils

 

-Fri. -TriCounty Fastball: Sweaburg at Pt. Burwell, 8pm

-Fri-Sat: - Relay For Life; at EESS; Opening 7 pm

-Fri. – Museum Lunch; Anglican Church;  11:30 ‘til 1pm; $10

-Sat. – Gospel in Bandshell Park; 7-8:30 pm

-Sat. – Belmont Fun Day, 10 am

-Sun. – Jazz at 103 Sydenham; Don Durkee, Tom Starks  etc; 1-3 pm

 

 

HEAT ALERT STILL FOR ELGIN

 

(From Elgin-St.Thomas Health Unit) – “The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued a Heat Alert for Elgin County. Based on the predicted forecast by Environment Canada temperatures are expected to climb into the upper thirties on Tuesday and likely will persist through Thursday. The elevated humidity levels combined with the high temperatures will create humidex values of 40° Celsius and higher.

 

 

RELAY FOR LIFE IS FRIDAY

 

The annual Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held this Friday night at EESS. Opening ceremonies are at 7pm – the Survivor’s Lap begins at 7:15. Many groups will be tenting for the night. There will be a silent auction and live entertainment ie. Amazing Cropdusters, Traci Kennedy, John Wilson, Scott Brunelle.

 

 

ROOFER FALLS IN PT. BURWELL

 

(From Elgin OPP) – A 45 Year old Hamilton man was airlifted to London’s Victoria hospital in serious condition after falling off the roof of a two storey house in Port Burwell yesterday around 11 am. The private contractor was re-shingling a roof at a Wellingston Street residence when he fell. He was not wearing a safety harness.  Other workers were present but were not on the roof at the time of the incident. Police continue to investigate along with the Ministry of Labour.


 

OBITUARIES:

 

“JODY FALKENHAM MANAGED IGA”

-Falkenham, Joel Deryk “Jody”,  of Aylmer, on Thursday,  in his 44th year. Survivors include: parents  Joel and Betty (DeRyk) Falkenham; siblings Tracy Morse and husband John, Christine Hamilton and Ken Millington,  brother-in-law Dick Campbell, all of Aylmer etc.  Jody managed the Aylmer I.G.A. for a number of years. A Private family funeral service will be held.

 

-Smith, Corrie, of Aylmer,  on Wednesday, in her 72nd year. Survivors include: husband Chuck Smith, children Shirley Goddeeris(Wayne) and Brenda Crooker(Tom) of Aylmer etc.. Predeceased by her husband “George” Michael Angyal. A service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, St. Thomas on Saturday, at 2:00 pm. Cremation has taken place.

 

 

AYLMER’S 125TH HAS COMMUNITY MEALS 

 

-Thur. (June 28) – Supper –  5-7:30 pm – Christian Reformed Church (Old fashioned games to follow)

-Fri. – Breakfast – EMMC Church hosts – at Fairgrounds, 7 am-10

-Sat. – Breakfast – MCS hosts – at Fairgrounds 7am-10 (Mennonite Auction to follow)

-Sat. – Lunch – Shriners host – llam-2pm – at ICS Parking Lot

-Sun. – Breakfast – K of C  monthly event – 9 to 1pm – Columbus Club

-Sun. – Supper – Annual Legion BBQ – 3pm-7

ALSO = Aylmer’s 125th is looking for someone ie. preferably a young person/teen – with a birthday on July 1st or January 1st – who could read a short historical address at our Opening on June 28th. Please email – theaylmernews@hotmail.com

 

FACELIFT FOR 125TH!

 

Sparta artist Candy McManiman was busy this morning touching up a painting of Aylmer Canners founder Thomas Nairn on the west side of the McTaggart etc. Insurance building on Talbot west just in time for next weekend's 125th gala. McTaggarts are paying for the work for the mural which had been damaged by vandals months ago. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL

 

Wed – Innerkip 3 Pt. Burwell 1 (1-8)

Mon – Burgessville 12 Straffordville 8 (4-4)

 

 

AYLMER HISTORY BOOK ON SALE:

 

"Historic Buildings of Aylmer" published in conjunction with Aylmer's 125th celebrations is on sale for $15 at Campbells, Studers, Pinecroft, Clovermead, Downtown Convenience, etc.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, June 20/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Vogeljoy Karaoke Concert at OTH Theatre; Free ; 6:30 pm

-St.Thomas Blood Donor Clinic; Timken Centre; 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

-Thu. – TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Oxford C.; 8:30

-Thu. – EESS Exams begin

-Fri-Sat: - Relay For Life; at EESS; Opening 7 pm

-Fri. – Museum Lunch; Anglican Church;  11:30 ‘til 1pm; $10

-Sat. – Gospel in Bandshell Park; 7-8:30 pm

-Sat. – Belmont Fun Day, 10 am

-Sun. – Jazz at 103 Sydenham; Don Durkee, Tom Starks  etc; 1-3 pm

 

 

HEAT ALERT STILL FOR ELGIN

 

(From Elgin-St.Thomas Health Unit) – “The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued a Heat Alert for Elgin County. Based on the predicted forecast by Environment Canada temperatures are expected to climb into the upper thirties on Tuesday and likely will persist through Thursday. The elevated humidity levels combined with the high temperatures will create humidex values of 40° Celsius and higher. The alert will be in effect beginning Tuesday and will continue through Thursday.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Hunink (Scholtens), Agnes , of Aylmer,  on Tuesday, in her 90th year.  Survivors include:  daughters Henrietta Hofstee (John), Patty Mannen (Tom) etc.  Visitation at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at Aylmer Christian Reformed Church Friday at 11:00 am.

 

-Durdle, Douglas,  of Aylmer, on Wednesday, in his 88th year. Survivors include: wife Leta (Robbins) Durdle and the late Dorothy Durdle.   He worked for the railroad for over 40 years  and served in the Royal Canadian Navy in WWII. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, at 11:00 am at the Orwell Cemetery.

 

 

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR 125TH

 

Souvenir programs listing the schedule for Aylmer’s 125th Celebration Weekend – June 28-July 1st – are now available, free, at various locations including: Aylmer Library, the Perc, the Town Hall, Durkees, Studers, Aylmer Video, various restaurants etc.

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER

 

- Tues: – Aylmer FC (4-1-2) 1 Railway City 0

(FC = 3rd of 10 teams, 1st – West Elgin 7-0-1)

-Aylmer Rampage (4th – 4-2-1)

 

 

SAFETY DAY AT McGREGOR

 

The annual Elgin Safety Council Day was held at McGregor Public School today. Spokpserson Jim Legg said they visit 7 area schools on a yearly rotating schedule. Participants included the YMCA, Aylmer Fire Dept., Aylmer Police Dept. etc. with sessions on various aspects of safety for children. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL DECISIONS MONDAY

 

-Re-Petition/Delegation by local landlords re-Aylmer bylaw that landlords will be billed for water, sewage charges that tenants don’t pay – Council received the communication

-Request by Mary Jane Lampman for her to proceed with organizing a Friday Farmers’ Market – Council agrees in principal with the proposal.

-Council Accepted:  resignation of Lori Cowx from and appointment of Brett Hueston to town Environmental Committee

 

 

DECORATE HOME, BUSINESS FOR 125th!

 

Carl Milmine of South St. west has added this greeting for Aylmer's 125th Celebration weekend on his fence - he has the same sign on his side fence. (kb) (CLICK)

 

Aylmer’s 125th Celebration Committee encourages residents to decorate their homes with flags, signs, ribbons etc. and businesses to set out window displays as part of the Celebration weekend on June 28-July 1st. (The Town is actually selling decorative 125th metal signs for $10 at the Town Hall)

 

 

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TUESDAY, June 19/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Southwest Soccer: Aylmer FC hosts Railway City; 7 pm; EESS

 

-Wed. -Vogeljoy Karaoke Concert at OTH Theatre; Free ; 6:30 pm

-Thu. – TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Oxford C.; 8:30

-Thu. – EESS Exams begin

-Fri-Sat: Relay For Life; at EESS; Opening 7 pm

-Fri. – Museum Lunch; Anglican Church;  11:30 ‘til 1pm; $10

-Sat – Gospel in Bandshell Park; 7-8:30 pm

-Sat. – Belmont Fun Day, 10 am

-Sun – Jazz at103 Sydenham; Don Durkee, Tom Starks  etc; 1-3 pm

 

 

HEAT ALERT FOR ELGIN

 

(From Elgin-St.Thomas Health Unit) – “The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued a Heat Alert for Elgin County. Based on the predicted forecast by Environment Canada temperatures are expected to climb into the upper thirties on Tuesday and likely will persist through Thursday. The elevated humidity levels combined with the high temperatures will create humidex values of 40° Celsius and higher. The alert will be in effect beginning Tuesday and will continue through Thursday.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Thiessen  Anna,  of Aylmer, on Monday,  in her 57th year. Survivors include: children Angie Loewen and husband Jake, Nick Thiessen, Adam Thiessen and William Thiessen (Jody Archer) etc.  She was born in Mexico.  Visitation at H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Old Colony Mennonite Church,  Aylmer on Thursday  at 2:00 pm

 

 

BUY 125TH DANCE TICKET BY JUNE 20th

 

Tickets for two major events during Aylmer’s 125th Celebration weekend, June 28-July 1st, are now on sale. The Town Dance/Buffet with the Sahara Swing Band on the Saturday night at the Complex is $20 each and tickets can be purchased at Aylmer Video, Studers, Campbells II, and The Prime Ingredient. The committee needs to know their numbers by June 20. The Dinner/Dance with a DJ at the German Canadian Club on the Friday night, hosted by the Saxonia and Optimist Clubs, is $30 each and tickets can be obtained from Presidents Bill Ungar and Peter Axelson.

 

 

JULIE ROCHUS TO NAC IN OTTAWA

 

(Julie Rochus of Richmond was chosen to participate in the Young Artists Program at the National Centre for the Arts in Ottawa this summer – Contributed:)
“The Young Artists Program offers outstanding private instruction and chamber music coaching with additional career-related sessions and career mentoring as well as performance opportunities including public chamber music concerts, public masterclasses, closed works-in-progress sessions and recitals. It goes for 3 weeks in June. In August she will be starting a Master’s Program in Music Performance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne Campus.  She has been awarded a full tuition scholarship there.”

 

 

EESS ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

 

The Athletes of the Year were announced at East Elgin’s Athletic Banquet last Thursday. They are: Junior – Tyler Vandermeer and Danielle Vansevenant and Senior –  Spencer Roloson and Holly Scherer.

 

 

CANADA DAY AT EEC COMPLEX

 

(Contributed) – “On Sunday, July 1, (rain date: Monday, July 2), bring the family to Celebrate Canada Day from 5:00pm-9:00pm at the East Elgin Community Complex.  There is something for everyone; ranging from inflatables, carnival games, cotton candy, mini golf, buggy rides, photo booth,  to crafts and activities. All ages are guaranteed a great time. New this year – children can enter our colouring contest for a chance to win a Bike and bike accessories;  as well come and enjoy our new inflatable joust for all ages! Relax and enjoy a hamburger while taking in the live entertainment sponsored by McTaggart, Armstrong, Dewar & Owen Insurance Brokers.

Bring your skates for FREE public skating from 5:00pm-6:30pm -rentals are available for just $2 per pair, hockey and figure skates are available in a variety of sizes. At 7:00pm join local dignitaries for the official Canada Day Celebration and cake cutting ceremony. Special Guest RCMP Constable Aaron Buchner will be attending. Stay for an incredible fireworks display starting at dusk and sponsored by the Kinsmen Club of Aylmer, donations will be collected at the entrance.”

 

 

MUSIC AT BANDSHELL FOR AYLMER’s 125th 

 

-Thurs: (June 28) 4 pm – 4:30/5 – 5:30 – Derrick Drover Band

-Thurs: 6 pm – 9 – “East Elgin Music Society”

-Frid: 8 pm  - 9:30 – Traci Kennedy

-Sat: Noon – 2  – Jammin In the Cabin

-Sat:  4 pm –  Kayla Malskitis, Sarah Twinem

-Sun: 12: pm -1 – Neil Whyte – Aylmer Baptist Church

 

 

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MONDAY, June 18/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Aylmer Council 7 pm

 

-Wed. -Vogeljoy Karaoke Concert at OTH Theatre; Free; 6:30 pm

-Fri-Sat: Relay For Life; at EESS; Opening 7 pm

-Sat – Gospel in Bandshell Park; 7-8:30 pm

-Sun – Jazz at103 Sydenham; Don Durkee, Tom Starks  etc; 1-3 pm

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

“LARRY ROSZELL OWNED ROSZELL’s FURNISHINGS”

-Roszell, Larry Wayne Roszell,  of Aylmer,  on Wednesday, in his 72nd year. Survivors include: wife Marlyn; children Tracey and husband Dann Bates and Dave Roszell and Julie etc.  Larry was the owner of Roszell’s Furnishings in Aylmer for 28 years. He was a member of the Aylmer Kinsmen Club. The funeral was on Saturday. Arrangements through Kebbels Funeral Home, Aylmer.

 

-Prokop, Deborah Diane – R.R. 5 St. Thomas, on Friday, in her 57th year. Survivors include: partner  Robert “Bob“ Bishop; son Michael James Prokop (Michelle) of Aylmer etc.. She operated Pleasant Valley Trout Farm with her partner Bob. Service at Williams Funeral Home, St.Thomas today  at 1:00 pm.

 

-Miles, Patrick Edward Miles, of Springfield, on Friday, in his 58th year. Survivors include: daughter Ashley Miles of Springfield etc. He was a lifelong resident of the Springfield area. Visitation at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer 7-9 pm Monday where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday  at 11:00 am.

 

-Chadwick, Melville Gerald,  of Elgin Manor, on Saturday, in his 95th year. Survivors include: daughter Bonnie Stevens and husband Peter of Aylmer etc..  He was a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy in WW11. Cremation has taken place. A family service will be held later.

 

-Miller,  George – Of Vienna,  on Saturday, aged 72 years. Survivors include: wife Alice (Jennings) Miller; children David Miller of Vienna, Edward Miller (Brenda) of Aylmer etc. Visitation at Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Monday, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, at 1:00 p.m.

 

-Ethelston, John , of Red Oaks Trailer Park, on Sunday, in his 85th year.  Survivors include:  wife Joanne (Nash) Ethelston;  son John Douglas Ethelston and wife Susan of Goderich; sister-in-law Maxine Borremans of Aylmer etc. He was born in Malahide township. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday,  at 11:00 am.

 

 

 AYLMER COUNCIL TODAY

 

Agenda items include:

-Delegation/Petition presentation by Aylmer Taxpayers Advisory group

-Delegation by Mary Jane Lampman re- going ahead with a Farmer’s Market

-Delegation/Petition presentation by Landlords group

 

 

A READER WRITES:

 

“Today (at Aylmer Council) Landlords and Tenants are uniting (with a petition) against (Aylmer) By-Law 13-12 that states Landlords will be billed for water and sewage charges that the Tenants don’t pay. (Susan Dekraker)

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

 

– June 11, 2012 – Station #1, Station #2, Calton Line, MVC

(*East of Springfield Rd. one person in a motorcycle accident, minor injuries)

– June 13, 2012 – Station #2,  Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– June 15, 2012 – Station #2,  Dingle Street, Medical Assist

– June 16, 2012 – Station #2,  Dingle Street, Medical Assist

– June 16, 2012 – Station #1, #2, #3 and #4,  Colen Street, Fire 

(*A bon fire in the rear yard area, no damage, Port Bruce)

 

 

AYLMER BAPTISTS ADD SOLAR PANELS

 

(From Cam Watts of Aylmer Baptist Church – the Church yesterday had a dedication ceremony for their new roof solar panels) – “ The Ontario Power Authority developed a program called Microfit to encourage the use of space in fields and the roofs of public buildings to generate electricity using solar panels.  They contract over a period of time (20 years for us) to underwrite the purchase of the electricity we produce.  In our case Erie Thames Power will buy the electricity, up to 10 megawatts/year, from us and distribute it to their customers.  The contract covers the initial cost of installation and then provides an income to the church for the remainder.  For us the system will pay for itself in 7 years and after that will generate income for the church.

We are doing this because it is part of our church’s mandate to be more environmentally responsible and because of the income. The system was installed by ERTH Holdings and CRU Solutions, electrical contractors.  They are a subsidiary of Erie-Thames. Almost all of the components of the system were manufactured in Ontario. The total cost figures are not in but we planned on an $80,000 investment. We may not keep our own electricity until the end of the 20-year contract, but assuming everything is still working fine we could decide to draw our own electricity from our panels.”

 

 

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FRIDAY, June 15/12

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THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish today 

(Sorry, Aylmer’s 125th getting busy!)

 

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THURSDAY, June 14/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

“MRS. STURGIS WAS 103″

-Sturgis, Angeline; at Terrace Lodge, Aylmer,  on Wednesday,  in her 104th year. Wife of the late Charles Sturgis (1962). Survivors include: daughters Marilyn McKinnon and husband the late Don McKinnon, who died June 7th, and Carol Ann Hosie and husband Robert etc.  She was born in Paris Ontario.  Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Funeral mass  at Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

BUY 125TH DANCE TICKET BY JUNE 20th

 

Tickets for two major events during Aylmer’s 125th Celebration weekend, June 28-July 1st, are now on sale. The Town Dance/Buffet with the Sahara Swing Band on the Saturday night at the Complex is $20 each and tickets can be purchased at Aylmer Video, Studers, Campbells II, and The Prime Ingredient. The committee needs to know their numbers by June 20. The Dinner/Dance with a DJ at the German Canadian Club on the Friday night, hosted by the Saxonia and Optimist Clubs, is $30 each and tickets can be obtained from Presidents Bill Ungar and Peter Axelson.

 

 

PAUL BODE IS HOSPITAL CHAIR

 

(Paul Bode of Aylmer was recently appointed Chairman for the next 2 years of the StThomas-Elgin Hospital Board. He provided the following background.)  “Member of the STEGH Board of Governors since June 2008. Served last 2 years as Vice Chair.   Past President of the Aylmer Kinsmen, past 5 years Chair of Aylmer Police Services Board, past 2 years  Campaign Chair of Elgin St. Thomas United Way, a founding director of the Aylmer Area Community Foundation. He was born in Kitchener and attended high school in Seaforth. He moved to Aylmer in 1987 as Branch Manager of National Trust. He joined Edward Jones Investments in 2002. He is married with two daughters.”

 

 

TEAR DOWN FORMER MNR?

 

Aylmer Council last week was informed of a plan to raze the former Ministry of Natural Resources building at 353 Talbot west,  corner of Talbot and Elm, which is now a 2-storey residential rental unit. The developer is resident Mario Chirico who proposes a 4-storey 16-unit condominium on that site. Council will have a  public meeting on July 15 to discuss this plan. The building was erected as a residence in 1874 – called the finest residence in town at the time by the local newspaper – by the Walker family.  The Walker family owned the Elgin Pork House, developed Aylmer’s north residential area,  had a hardware and shoe store uptown and built the northeast uptown block block.

 

 

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LATE WEDNESDAY

 

MENNONITE CONFERENCE MONDAY AT EEC COMPLEX

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WEDNESDAY, June 13/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY: 

 

-June 21 – EESS Exams begin

 

 

ROBBERY SUSPECT IN PT. BURWELL

 

(Police Report) – Two men wanted in connection with a robbery at a Strathroy jewellery store last week have been arrested. Strathroy-Caradoc police say two masked suspects robbed Poag’s Jewellers last Monday. The suspects  smashed the display cases and grabbed several items, including rings, gold chains and diamonds. On Monday, 25-year-old James Principe of London was arrested at a London residence. And 31-year-old Jeffery Ysebert was arrested Tuesday in Port Burwell.  Last week Police indicated they were looking for Ysebert, who is from Strathroy, was last seen in a stolen truck, and was considered armed and dangerous. He was also wanted for questioning in other area robberies.

 

 

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL

 

Woodstock 8 Pt. Burwell 0 (W 1 L 7)

Tillsonburg ( W 3 L 3) 4 Harwood 2

Innerkip 11 Pt. Burwell 1

Harwood 11 Pt. Burwell 4

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT UPDATE:

 

– June 7, 2012 – Station #1 , Station #2, John Wise Line, MVC 

(* Pick up Truck struck Hydro pole, 1 patient transported to hospital)

– June 8, 2012 – Station # 4 , Station #2, Yorke Line, MVC

(*Near York Line,  Single vehicle in ditch, no injuries)

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER

 

West Lorne 2 Aylmer FC 1 (3-1-2)

Aylmer Rampage (4-2-1)  5 Dutton 2

 

 

AYLMER BAPTISTS’ COMMUNITY GARDEN

 

(Contributed by Tim Csinos of the Aylmer Baptist Church) – “The Aylmer Baptist Church is also starting a community garden. We have one plot on Caverly Road, we have a plot on St George St. going in this week and a plot on Charles St.. We also have 2 container herb gardens and a containter garden on Talbot St. E. We have about 15 people involved. There are several reasons the Aylmer Baptist Church is starting a community garden.  The first  reason is to promote community and fellowship while we are growing some of our own food.   Another reason for doing this is because we believe that we need to get back to our agrian roots and grow more organic and wholesome food.  By growing our own garden, we also hope to help eliminate some of our carbon footprint instead of relying on food to be grown far from us, harvested immature, and transported long distances to a store for us to purchase.”

 

 

LAST WEEK’S SURVEY SAID:

 

Q – Aylmer’s 125th Weekend?

 

1. Will probably attend numerousl events  7.02%  (4 votes)

2. Will probably attend a few events  49.12%  (28 votes)  

3. Won’t be attending any  43.86%  (25 votes)

 

Total Votes: 57

 

 

AYLMER LIBRARY CHILDRENS’ PROGRAM

 

(Contributed) – The Aylmer Library, in honour of Aylmer’s 125th Celebration year, is presenting  “A Day in the Life of a Pioneer Child”,  featuring pioneer games and chores,  on Saturday July 7 from 2 to 3:30 pm. It is for children  aged 5-12;  phone 773-2439 to register.

 

 

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