SATURDAY, Jan. 30/10



Aylmer – Elgin MPP Steve Peters announced five Ontario grants totalling $241,600 to area libraries in a special ceremony yesterday afternoon at the Aylmer Library, attended by numerous local dignitaries and interested spectators.  An Ontario Trillium grant of $75,000 was given to continue the “Growing With Books”  program, designed for young readers, which began in 2003.  The Ministry of Culture contributed 3 grants –  $98,000 to Oxford, Elgin County and St.Thomas libraries to provide a ‘web tool kit’ to improve online access at the libraries,  $38,500  for improving ‘learning and literacy’  for Elgin County libraries and $22,100 for the ‘Tune In’ project at Aylmer library which provides  a weekly childrens story and library promotions on Aylmer’s Mennonite radio station. Another $10,000 came from Government Services for small business intiatives with libraries.


Shirley Smith;   of StThomas, formerly of Aylmer; on Jan. 28;   in her 67th year;   Visitation at Kebbels Funeral Home Sunday and Monday, both 2-4 and 7-9 pm; Funeral from Kebbels Tuesday at 1 pm

FRIDAY SPITS HOCKEY: Aylmer (12-19-4)   5  New Hamburg (15-18-2)  2

-At NewHamburg;    SOG, New Hamburg by 29-28;     Aylmer led 3-2 after 2nd per.

-Aylmer Scoring: Roloson (Mugford, Gregory), Maracle (Schruder, Mugford); Vandepoele (North); Honsinger (Hunter, Betzold); Harbour.

-Next Game: Tonite, host Woodstock – 7:30 (end of regular schedule)


Club 7 Paper Drive

-EMMC at Summers Corners hosts Speaker/Author  Kevin Abell and Music; Free; 6:30; Child Care provided; Donations for PERC Youth Coffee House

***AYLMER IOO YEARS AGO:    “The Saturday (S)Cereal” = “From Jan.13/1910 Aylmer Express”

A  foundation for the new shoe factory (the Brandon Shoe Factory was destroyed in the Power Plant explosion a few months earlier) has been started just north of the new power plant (by present Aylmer Swimming Pool). The building will be 40 feet by 70 feet and consist of three storeys. The cost will be $5000 to $5500. The local businessmen will raise $1000 and the insurance will cover $3000 so another $1000 still needs to be raised. It will be called the Aylmer Shoe Company. “


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