July 2016

Nothing but wins at McLelland Memorial

Kincardine dominates at Cubs Classic

By Josh Howald

There were all kinds of victories Saturday at Connaught Park.

Curtis Cobean of the Cubs during an at-bat Saturday against Listowel at the Mike McLelland Memorial Cubs Classic at Connaught Park in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


The Kincardine Cubs won a pair, the mosquito and peewee Cardinals each won a game and more than $4,000 was raised for the Heart and Stroke Foundation at the sixth annual Mike McLelland Memorial Cubs Classic.

"It was a great day for baseball," said Cubs infielder Greg Stepaniak on Monday. "Overall it was a great day."

Shorthanded United shuts out Walkerton

An understaffed Huron United squad consolidated its spot at the top of the SWRSA Premier Soccer League standings with a 2-0 victory over local rival Walkerton on the weekend.

Aiden Calcutt recorded his third consecutive clean sheet for Huron United.

Saturday at the Davidson Centre, Huron United took the lead 30 minutes into the contest following an Adam Winchester corner that was handled by a Walkerton defender. The referee pointed to the penalty spot and sniper Ivo Ferreira placed the ball perfectly into the roof of the net to make it a 1-0 game.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


Ron Pollock of Ripley passed away at the Kincardine Hospital on Friday, June 24, 2016, at age 61.

Greatly missed by Myra, son Mark (Meagan) Pollock of Ripley and granddaughter Mya.

Also survived by his family: Shirley Courtney of London, Geraldine Schlosser of Walkerton, Veronica Fraser of Vernon, B.C., Pat Good of Goderich, Brenda Steffler of Teeswater, Wanda Rolston of Vernon, B.C., Edwin Purvis of Palmerston and Michael Schlosser of Listowel and their families.

Predeceased by Kay Quinn and Darwin Pollock.

Visitation was held at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home in Ripley on Sunday, June 26, 2016, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. and was immediately followed by a celebration of Ron's life at the Ripley Legion.

Interment Ripley Cemetery.

Donations to the Kincardine Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre or a trust fund for Mya were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Courtesy needed

Where is the respect for local residents of Kincardine?

We are host to many wonderful summer events and vacation spots, but have we gotten so carried away with summer that we are not respected?

Local residents and their pets who happen to live in the downtown area should not have to put up with loud music until 2 a.m. Local businesses should not have to fight over parking rights for their year-round regular customers. And permanent residents should not be at the mercy of sports enthusiasts who use the roads as their personal practice area.

Common sense and courtesy towards everyone is needed.

Catherine Hopkins, Kincardine

Is the Scottish Festival too expensive?

73% (43 votes)
27% (16 votes)
Total votes: 59

Festival kicks

It is a good day to be Scottish in Kincardine.

Emersyn MacDonald competes in highland dancing this morning in Victoria Park. (Josh Howald photo)


Gorgeous weather blessed large crowds and enthusiastic competitors today (Saturday) at the 17th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

Highland dancing, solo piping, band competitions and the Heavy Events were among the highlights of today's schedule, as well as the Parade of Clans. And the best is yet to come.

Crowds are already lining Queen Street in downtown Kincardine in anticipation of the weekly Saturday night march by the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band at 8 p.m. Later tonight, the main stage at the festival will feature numerous acts - including Canadian rockers Sloan and festival favourites, the Mudmen.