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Today's date: Tuesday November 13, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 45
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Plowshares presented

Plowshares presented

Family members of deceased association directors received plowshares, presented by Tate Driscoll, 2017-18 Wellington County Plowmen’s Association Princess of the Furrow and current IPM (International Plowing Match) 2018-19 Princess of the Furrow at the association banquet in Alma on Nov. 2. For the 2016 IPM, Wellington County Plowmen’s Association created memorial plowshares for all known passed directors.

Trophy Winners

Trophy Winners

From left: Russell Rogers won the high point horse plow award for resident of Wellington County at the 2018 county plowing match; Guelph-Eramosa Mayor Chris White, received the Howard Dunk memorial trophy for mayors and councillors; outgoing Queen of the Furrow Katrina Martin; Winston Roberts won the Robert Moffat Memorial Trophy; and Joey Parkinson won the high point tractor trophy for a resident of Wellington County.

Hosts recognized

Hosts recognized

Beverly, middle, and Arthur Davis, right, of Rockwood, the host farmers of this year’s 75th Wellington County Plowmen’s Association plowing match received a framed poster and a framed panoramic photograph collage of the event from association president Walter Trachsel at the Plowmen’s banquet in Alma on Nov. 2.

Furrow princess

Furrow princess

Tate Driscoll, left, of Mapleton, outgoing Wellington County Princess of the Furrow and reigning IPM Princess of the Furrow, was on hand for the crowning of new 2018-19 Wellington County Princess Shayna Morphy of Moorefield.

Furrow Queen

Furrow Queen

Heidi Frey, the new 2018-19 Queen of the Furrow, left, was crowned by outgoing queen Katrina Martin.

Industrial Drive extension tender approved

MAPLETON - Council here has approved a $440,000 tender for the construction of the Drayton Industrial Drive Phase II road extension.

Wallenstein Feed planning expansion

MAPLETON - Township council has supported in principal an expansion proposal from Wallenstein Feed and Supply.

Firefighters extinguish corn dryer blaze

Firefighters extinguish corn dryer blaze

MAPLETON - Local firefighters minimized damage in a potentially explosive situation when called to a fire at a local grain-drying operation last week.

Mapleton plans public meeting on cannabis legalization issues

MAPLETON - Should retail marijuana sales be allowed in the township? Citizens here can have their say on local legalization issues at a public meeting on Nov. 22. Council set the date for the meeting, which will run from 7 to 9pm at the PMD arena, at the Oct. 30 meeting, after receiving a staff report from CAO Manny Baron.

Moorefield bank robbery part of broad investigation

Moorefield bank robbery part of broad investigation

MOOREFIELD - An investigation by several police services into a series of unsolved bank robberies, including one here last spring, is continuing.

Crime of the Week

MOOREFIELD - At about 2:15pm on March 13, a robbery occurred at the RBC Bank on McGivern Street here.

Palmerston woman seriously injured in Mapleton crash

MAPLETON - On Oct. 30 at about 6:15pm emergency crews responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Wellington Roads 8 and 10, near Moorefield.

Crash at Parker

MAPLETON - On Oct. 31 at about 1:12pm, emergency crews responded to a collision at the intersection of Wellington Roads 7 and 12 in the hamlet of Parker.

Rotary Club requests support for accessible park washroom

MAPLETON - Township council is planning to work with the Drayton Rotary Club to install accessible washrooms at ABC Park.


The date of the Drayton Rotary Club’s Mapleton’s Got Talent Show at the Drayton Festival Theatre was incorrectly reported in the Nov. 2 issue of the Community News. The show, a fundraiser for accessible washrooms at ABC Park in Drayton, will be held on Nov. 17 at 7pm. The Community News regrets the error.

Minor Hockey Day

Minor Hockey Day

Nov. 3 was Minor Hockey Day at the PMD arena in Drayton, with all local teams in action. TOP: Members of the Drayton Defenders Tyke team. LEFT: Drayton Defenders Junior Development 4 and 5 squads pack up to chase the puck. RIGHT: Thomas Wunsch of the Drayton Defenders Novice Local League Team, left, and Brett Scholten of the Drayton Defenders Novice Rep Team arrive at the PMD arena.

Community edges Missionary

Missionary scored fresh off a penalty kill to register the only goal of the first period. Devin McGuire set up the play and Cody Gleeson flipped the puck into the net.

Two accidents cause serious injuries

MAPLETON - Two people sustained life threatening injuries in separate automobile accidents here early last week.
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