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Mapleton declines monitoring proposal

MAPLETON - Township council has declined to ratify an agreement for a bridge reconstruction monitoring program requested by an indigenous group for a project on Sideroad 17 near Glen Allan.

Strong showing

Strong showing

The Palmerston Marlins Novice 03 team faced some strong competition June 16 to 18 at the UTM Big Show event in Stratford. Seeded into the Platinum Division, the Marlins placed third overall in the 27-team tournament.

Floral flag

Floral flag

Mapleton Township employees have created a floral Canadian flag at Centennial Park in Drayton.

Maintenance facility completed within budget

MAPLETON - The township’s new $5.5-million municipal maintenance facility was completed under budget, with about $15,000 to spare, according to a final cost summary presented to council on June 13.

Office Hours makes workplace a fun place

Office Hours makes workplace a fun place

DRAYTON - Like most Norm Foster plays, Office Hours mines comedic moments from the depths of its characters’ personalities. That’s trickier than usual in this amusing romp, which slowly links characters in ostensibly unrelated scenes set in six different offices into one final funny showdown in a psychiatrist’s office.

Community venture

Community venture

Members of the Alma Optimists and Fergus Fall Fair organizations are working together on a new community event which will raise funds for both groups. The Breakfast on the Farm fundraiser takes place on June 24 at the Dirksen family farm outside Alma.

Fundraising auction

Fundraising auction

Auctioneer Kevin Schlegel, left, with assistance from Moorefield Optimist member Wilf Stroetinga, auctions off one of the many donated items at the annual Moorefield Optimist Auction Sale on June 3 at the Moorefield Optimist Hall. Auctioneer Jason Heimpel also volunteered his services for the event. Funds raised support local youth activities.

Council not on board with noise at 3am

MAPLETON - Council has denied a request for an extended exemption to the township’s noise bylaw for a wedding at the Conestoga Sailing Club.

New market location

New market location

Hailey and Teaghan Holzamer bought fresh strawberries from Wanda Dobben on opening day of the Drayton Kinettes Market on June 17. The market, offering fresh produce, baking and crafts, runs every Saturday from 9am to noon at the downtown municipal parking lot.

Regatta at Conestogo Lake

Regatta at Conestogo Lake

Over 30 participants from across Ontario participated in the Conestoga Sailing Club’s Warm Water Regatta, Wayfarer Class at Conestogo Lake on June 10 and 11. The Wayfarer is a very stable boat for both family cruising and great for competitive racing. “Winds were very gusty, which made it quite challenging,” commented commodore Jan d’Ailly.

Singing duo

Singing duo

The Drayton United Church celebrated its 125th anniversary June 9 to 11 with a games night, talent show and special church service.

Road construction underway in Moorefield

MOOREFIELD - Reconstruction of McGivern Street (Wellington Road 10) began here this week.

Six local groups receive funding from Drayton citizen’s association

DRAYTON - In 1971, the Village of Drayton was in need of a medical facility.

Mapleton Custom Rodders Show and Shine

Mapleton Custom Rodders Show and Shine

Raechel Weed of Harriston helped friends Brad and Nancy Crozier of Palmerston display their 1999 Plymouth Prowler at the 21st Annual Mapleton Custom Rodders Show and Shine on June 16 at the Moorefield Ball Park. Over 200 vehicles were on display at the event. Proceeds from the show go to the Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation.
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