Wolves beaten by Elora, Saugeen Shores

The Ripley Wolves are back at .500 after losses to Elora and Saugeen Shores on the weekend.

Saturday night in Port Elgin, the Wolves fell 7-3 to the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks in front of almost 700 people.

“It wasn’t too bad of a game,” said Ripley goaltender Scott MacSween, who started the previous night in Ripley against the Elora Rocks. “We had a 2-1 lead early in the game, and they came back to go ahead 3-2. They kind of broke the game open in the third period.”

Police seek female

Huron County OPP are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 21-year-old

Jacklyn Groth walked away from a Goderich-area medical facility Wednesday morning. She's described as 5'4", approximately 118 pounds with long dirty blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a pink Nike jacket, blue jeans and knee-high tan boots.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Huron County OPP or Crimestoppers.

October 29, 2008


Lloyd George Clark, of R.R. 4, Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre- Kincardine on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of Jessie (née Bell). Dear father of Marilyn Smith, of Guelph; Murray (Doris) Clark, of R.R.4 Kincardine; Barbara Clark, of Kincardine; Betty (Mike) Weinstein, of Fergus; and Joyce (Paul) Cotter, of Fergus.

Sadly missed by grandchildren: Brent and Shane Cotter, Erin and Graydon Clark, Alex and Dayle Smith, and Janet and Melanie Weinstein.

Loved brother of Lynn (Helen) Clark, of Chatham. Sadly missed by brother-in-law Allan (Peggy) Bell, of Durham; and sisters-in-law, Edith (Peter) Matthews, of Vancouver; and Wilma Bell, of Toronto.


Al Wilkins, front left, and Steve Abercrombie, right, lead a group of volunteers with part of a bridge over the south branch of the Penetangore River Saturday morning. The Kincardine Trails Association, with the help of volunteers, removed the walking bridge for the winter to ensure that it doesn't wash away in the spring runoff, something that has happened more than once. This particular bridge is in the valley at the foot of St. Albert Street. (Eric Howald photo)

Thieves hit several Point Clark cottages

The South Bruce OPP are investigating several break-ins in the Point Clark area between Oct. 14 and Oct. 20.

The front door of a cottage on Rosinke Street was kicked in and liquor was stolen from the residence.

A cottage and detached garage on Lake Range Drive were broken into and ransacked.

On Huron Road, a cottage and two garages were vandalized. The culprits kicked in the doors and ransacked the buildings.

Police say they are trying to gather information about property taken in the break-ins.

Anyone with information regarding the break-ins is asked to call the South Bruce OPP (519-396-3341) or Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477).

Cops nab 25 drivers in speed trap

Police charged 25 drivers in less than three hours Friday morning on Queen Street North.

South-Bruce OPP set up a radar enforcement after receiving complaints about speeding on the stretch of road. Local cops have been using a speed recording sign to monitor traffic in the area, and information confirmed the stretch of road was a problem area.

Between 6:30 a.m.  and 8 a.m., 25 speeding charges were laid.

The highest speed recorded using the sign was 118 km/hr in 50 km/hr zone, and the highest recorded speed during the blitz was 94 km/hr.

Three people were charged under the new racing legislation, meaning their licence and vehicle is taken for seven days. Driving more than 50 km.hr over the posted limit constitutes racing.

Macpherson Park named after nine-time mayor

It’s Tiny Tot Park no more.

After more than four years of prodding municipal staff and local government, the Macpherson family stood Friday beside a new sign carrying the park’s proper name.

“I’m very happy with this sign,” said Mary (Macpherson) Culbert. “I’m especially pleased with the design. It’s lovely.”

The Macpherson family’s latest efforts to publicize the park’s history - a letter in The Independent – resulted in the new sign, which the municipality put up last week. The new sign sits just off Lambton Street, at the entrance to the playground.

Keep an eye on that sow

From the Middle Ages until the early 1800s in Europe, animals were often charged with criminal offences such as murder and ended up in court.

Indeed, there were lawyers who made a living in Europe defending animals, says Dr. Jacqueline Faubert, a professor of criminology at Simon Fraser University.

There are two theories as to why animals were charged. The Bible, for example, says that animals can be possessed. The other explanation is that charging a person’s animal is society’s way of sending a message to the animal’s owner. Hanging a man’s pig, for example, would be quite onerous to his family as the pig would provide food for the winter.

Although animals could end up in court, they likely had more rights then they have today, says Faubert who moved to Kincardine last year.

Faubert, who has always been interested in history was the guest speaker at the Walker House Tuesday of last week.

Nose for the net

Matt Helm fires a shot that eludes Sacred Heart’s goalkeeper Tuesday afternoon. Ellis’ goal was  the first of the game in a 4-2 KDSS win over the visiting SHHS Crusaders. (Josh Howald photo)

Dogs pound Patriots 9-2

Blake Underwood and Tim Dwinnell combined for 12 points as the Kincardine Bulldogs pounded Mount Forest 9-2 Friday night on the road.


Underwood had hattrick for the 'Dogs and added three helpers, while Dwinnell scored twice and picked up four assists.


Devin Kemp, Dave Chessell, Ben Larsen and recent pick-up Brock Spencer each scored once in the win.


George Grammanopolous stopped 14 shots to earn his second win in goal for the first place Bulldogs, who improve to 7-0-1 on the season.