January 2010

Back-to-back International champs

Legion peewees perfect at Silver Stick in Michigan

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Legion peewee Kinucks are back-to-back International Silver Stick champions.

Kincardine was a perfect 5-0 at the Port Huron, MI tournament on the weekend. The team came from behind to beat Strathroy in the championship game and bring the International championship back to town.

This time, Ethan Long played the hero, scoring with just 1:52 remaining to break a 2-2 tie. Kincardine trailed this game 1-0 and 2-1 but tied it up with two goals from Scott McFarlan. Ethan Skinner, Marshall Smith and Garret McFadden had assists in the final.

Ripley rocks

Ripley skip Dave MacInnes throws his rock down the ice at the Kincardine Curling Club Saturday morning at the annual Ripley-Kincardine fun bonspiel. MacInnes' team won the draw, but Kincardine edged out Ripley in the overall points standings to win the bonspiel trohpy for a second consecutive year. (Kristen Shane photo)

Knights improve to 7-1

By Josh Howald

Sometimes the best defence is a good offence. Just ask Natalie Melick and Kortney Watson.

Marissa Jolley cuts trough a Sacred Heart defender in BAA girls hockey action last week in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

The two goaltenders each had a shutout last week as the Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team improved to 7-1 in Bluewater Athletic Association (BAA) play. The Knights didn’t allow a goal in action against Sacred Heart High School of Walkerton and the OSCVI Falcons of Owen Sound.

Wolves to face Tundercats

Series opens Friday night

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves have a date with the Durham Thundercats.

The teams will meet in the opening round of the WOAA Senior A playoffs – a best-of-three series that will open Friday night in Ripley. The winner of that round will advance to the AA playdowns, while the losers will play for the Senior A crown.

Ripley and Durham both wrapped up the regular season on the weekend, and finished with identical 11-8-0-1 records. They are the fourth and fifth place seeds heading into the first round. Ripley beat the Thundercats both times they faced each other this season.

“It should be a good match-up,” said Wolves defenceman Mike Eadie. “I’m sure it will be a good series.”

Fees on late payments

It was really busy around our house in December. That’s the only excuse I have for being late with my payment to the Town of Kincardine for winter storage for my boat. I saw the invoice when it came, but it simply got lost in the shuffle.


Fair enough; I missed it. Add on the 25 per cent late charge for overdue accounts. I figured I would pay it with my marina fees in February – outrageous as it was.


It never occurred to me that they meant every month. There was nothing on the invoice, or the subsequent one, that suggested this was a monthly, recurring fee. Second invoice – another 25 per cent. Is this even legal? There goes the plan to pay up and even ahead by February, on principle.


Jan. 27, 2010


Kevin Sean Kenny died tragically, at the age of 47, in a car accident near his beloved Inverhuron cottage, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010.

Missed beyond words by Jackie and their four children: Conor, Sean, Shannon and Kieran.

Cherished son of Donald and the late Madeline Kenny, and stepson of Dorothy Kenny. Beloved brother of Angela, Karenann (Dave Terrell) and Mary-Theresa (Randy Hiltz). Fun-loving uncle to Donal, Carley, Robyn, Madeline, Emily, Grace, and Megan, Matthew, Andrew, Trevor, Emily, Liam, Dylan, Simon, Tristan and Chelsea.

Do you text or dial while driving?

22% (13 votes)
78% (47 votes)
Total votes: 60

Helping Hands for Haiti

Staff and students at Huron Heights Public School raised more than $1,290 for Haiti disaster relief efforts last week. The school's Helping Hands group organized the fundraiser. Each student in the school was allowed to wear a hat inside the school or chew gum for $2 each. Participants included, back row from left: Grade 8 student Katie Taylor, Grade 8 student Bronwynne Harvey, and teacher Marlene Morrow; front row from left: Grade 8 student Anne Price, Grade 8 student Eliza Bumba, Grade 8 student Kinsey Collins, Grade 6 student Robyn Mercanti, Grade 7 student Spencer Cook, and Grade 7 student Kalvin Stares. (Kristen Shane photo)  

A toast

Alex Clark toasts the piper and haggis bearer, not pictured, during the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band's Robbie Burns Dinner ceremony Saturday at the Davidson Centre. (Kristen Shane photo)

A grand entrance

Jim Robinson of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band carries the haggis into the Davidson Centre hall Saturday for the ceremonial stabbing during the Robbie Burns Dinner. (Kristen Shane photo)