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Today's date: Monday February 19, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 07
   
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Shuffleboard league to be set up in Mapleton with $25,000 grant from New Horizons program

Shuffleboard league to be set up in Mapleton with $25,000 grant from New Horizons program

MAPLETON - The Seniors’ Centre for Excellence (SCFE) will soon be launching a new shuffleboard league.

Memoir writing focus of Carnegie Café

Memoir writing focus of Carnegie Café

DRAYTON - Making memories was the focus of the monthly Carnegie Café series at the Drayton library on Jan. 29. The introductory class allowed participants to develop skills needed to write a memoir.

Community Christian School students share memories of beloved teacher

DRAYTON - The last two weeks were emotional for students and staff at Community Christian School. On Feb. 3, Sylvia VandenHazel, a beloved member of the community, passed away after a two-year battle with cancer.

Vehicle stolen

MAPLETON - On Feb. 4 at about 7:25am Wellington County OPP received a report of a stolen vehicle from a residence on Nesbitt Street in Alma.

Valentine project

Valentine project

The Drayton Library hosted a Cricut Creations evening for adults on Feb. 7. Librarian Sandy Sikkema taught a basic course on mats, scoring, cutting and different types of paper.

Society seeks volunteers to join board of directors

Society seeks volunteers to join board of directors

DRAYTON - Who doesn’t like the sights, sounds, smells and, of course, all the wonderful tastes of a genuine agricultural fair? “Here in Mapleton, we are fortunate to have our own traditional exhibition to showcase the rural way of life, and it is a delightful mix of old and new,” fair organizers state in a press release.

Accidents most common call for Mapleton firefighters

MAPLETON - Fires continue to make up a small percentage of the calls to which Mapleton Fire Rescue responds. Call statistics from Sept. 1 to Nov. 29, 2017 indicate the township’s fire department responded to two fire calls during that period, compared to 11 medical calls and 17 motor vehicle collisions.

Truck purchase sparks discussion on procurement

MAPLETON - Township council discussed altering its purchasing policy to recognize that calling for tenders or requests for proposals is not always a better option for the municipality than sole sourcing.

Drayton and Community take leads in semi-finals in NDCHL action

Brent Mulder stepped into a loose puck along the right boards. Mulder went to the net and slipped a soft shot along the ice to send the puck under the goalie’s pads.
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GRCA discusses budget, shows big decrease for local municipal levies
Advertiser receives OCNA award nominations
Provincial and federal governments mark Agriculture Day with funding agreement
Autism assistance dog changes boy’s life
McGinns’ Big Game looking for sponsors
Flood Warning issued for parts of the Grand River watershed

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Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
Kelly Waterhouse

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Dave Adsett: Black and white in a world of grey

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