Sinking feeling

This boat was slowly being submerged at the boat launch on the east side of the Kincardine Harbour Thursday morning. THe boat, however, didn't completely sink. It took on quite a bit of water, as you can see, but the owner said Monday it was able to be towed out. (Josh Howald photo)

Lennox leads derby

One week left in Chantry Chinook

By Josh Howald

With one week remaining in Lake Huron's largest fishing derby, Hanover's Paul Lennox sits atop the leaderboard.

Lennox took the lead on Thursday, when he brought in a 16.45-pound chinook salmon into the Saugeen Shores weigh station. It is one of four fish caught in the last week to bump Roy Eaton from top spot. Luke Scherders of Walkerton is now in second place in the salmon category, followed by Katie MacMillan and Matt Jacob, all with catches of at least 14 pounds.

Bob Hicks of Kincardine still leads the trout division. His 24.61-pound lake trout is going to be a tough fish to beat. It weighs in at more than 8 pounds heavier than the second place trout. Local anglers Paul Bester and Tim Dwinnell currently hold fourth and fifth place, respectively, on the trout leaderboard.

The prizes will be doled out at the closing ceremonies this Sunday afternoon in Tiverton at the Community Centre beginning at 1 p.m.

Crowd pleaser

All eyes were on Steven Moxley as he succesfully completes a flip on his BMX bike Saturday in Ripley as part of the CrazECrew Stunt Team's performance. (Josh Howald photo)

New leader in Chantry Chinook derby

By Josh Howald
Katie MacMillan is the new leader of the 2015 Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby.
Derrick Griffiths of Kincardine, left, and Ernest Ackert of Lurgan Beach had some luck on the water Sunday. Ackert reeled in a couple of trout that weighed 11.69 and 10.6 pounds while Griffiths caught an 8-pound rainbow trout and a six-pound laker. (Barb McKay photo)

Woman killed in Friday crash

Dangerous weekend on area roads

By Josh Howald

A 53-year-old woman was killed Friday in a single vehicle crash along Sideroad 30 in Huron Twp.

The South-Bruce OPP was notified of the crash at 3:46 p.m. Friday afternoon. Officers attended, along with members of the Ripley-Huron Fire Department and Bruce County paramedics, and found an orange Pontiac G6 on its roof in a creek.

There were three occupants in the vehicle. The rear seat passenger, a 53-year-old woman from North Huron Twp., was pronounced dead at the scene. Police didn't immediately identify the deceased, but Wednesday morning issued a release identifying her as Eleanor Zettler.

Several theft reports

Police received a report regarding a stolen ATV on June 11.

Sometime between 11:30 p.m. on June 10 and 7 a.m., June 11, a red 2012 Yamaha YCD ATV was taken from a detached shed on a property in the 200 block of the Chepstow Road in Greenock Twp. The licence number was O9XE8. The value of the stolen ATV is estimated to be more than $9,000.

In other police news, more than $5,000 worth of fishing gear was stolen in a break and enter in Walkerton.

Sometime between 8 a.m. on June 9 and 9 p.m. the same day, the garage of a Orange Street, Walkerton residence was entered. The list of stolen property includes a large assortment of tackle, tackle trays, river fishing gear, fishing rods and reels.

Provincial champions!

Ford midget girls perfect at OWHA tourney


From left, Jorie Elliott, Megan Stewart-Kemp and Eden McFarlane display the provincial championship banner captured by the Kincardine Montgomery Ford midget girls hockey team on Sunday at Chesswood Arena in Toronto. For the full story, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (submitted photo)

Storm loses Game 1

McFadden has three assists in loss

Game 1 belonged to the Soo Greyhounds.

The Soo took a 1-0 series lead on the Guelph Storm last night at home with a 7-4 win. This one was close until the end, when the Storm sealed things with an empty net goal with 55 seconds to play.

Kincardine's Garrett McFadden had three assists for Guelph in the loss. He set up Givani Smith in the second period for Guelph's first goal of the game, making it 3-1. He assisted on back-to-back power play goals in the third period that made this game tight. He had a helper on CJ Garcia's goal at 15:37, then set up Jason Dickinson, also on the power play, with three minutes to go.

McFadden now has a goal and five assists in six playoff games.

Firefighters will defend on-ice title this Sunday

3rd annual Guns 'N Hoses hockey game in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

The Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department is confident heading into Sunday's charity hockey game against the South-Bruce OPP.

Colleen Craig of the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department prevents Kevin Martin of the South-Bruce OPP from getting to close to the Golden Nozzle on Wednesday afternoon at the municipal fire hall. (Josh Howald photo)


So confident, they have already had KFD 2015 engraved on the Golden Nozzle, the trophy that goes to the winner of the annual Guns 'N Hoses hockey game between local firefighters and cops.

"Hey, what is this?", asked Kevin Martin of the OPP on Wednesday afternoon at an event promoting Sunday's hockey game when he saw 2015's winnner already marked.

McFadden, Storm eliminate Owen Sound

Knights finish off Rangers

By Josh Howald

The season is over for the Owen Sound Attack.

London's Max Domi fends off Max Iafrate during Game 6 Sunday evening in Kitchener. (Josh Howald photo)


The Attack were eliminated Saturday night at the Sleeman Centre in Guelph in Game 5 of their Ontario Hockey League opening round series against the Storm.

The Storm edged out Owen Sound 2-1 to take the series four games to one.

Owen Sound took a first period lead, but the Storm scored twice in a 1:18 span in the second period then rode the goaltending of Justin Nichols the rest of the way home.