TUESDAY, Feb. 23/10



Elgin NFU presents 2 films: 7:30 pm ‘In Transition”/8:30 ‘Power of Community’; FREE’; at Old Town Hall Theatre

-(Friday = Aylmer Community Band/Choir presents “Friday Night At The Movies”; at Old Town Hall Theatre; Open 7 pm, Concert 8 pm; $10; Tickets at Prime Ingredient.


-Michelle Volland, on  February 22,  of Tillsonburg and St. Thomas in her 49th year.Cremation has taken place. Visitation at  Kebbel Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private graveside service will be held at Calton Cemetery.

-Donn Curtis, February 22,  of Straffordville in his 72nd year. Dear brother of Lorna Horton of Lyons. Visitation at Kebbel Funeral Home on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 11:00 am.

-Colleen Wiebe,  February 21, 2010. of R.R.#2, Aylmer in her 45th year. Beloved wife of John Wiebe. Loving mother of Rebekah, Andrew, Jeremy and Heather. Visitation at Kebbel Funeral Home,  on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Springfield Baptist Church on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.

-William Berry,  February 21, 2010. of Aylmer in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Helen (Parker) Berry. Dear father of Nancy Chevalier and husband Wayne of Aylmer and Bill Berry and wife Tina of Aylmer. Visitation at  Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday February 25, 2010 at 1 p.m.


Some counterfeit bills were passed in town recently, two American bills were exchanged at the CIBC and another at a local business. No suspects yet.

-An identity theft occurred recently involving an Aylmer woman. Someone obtained her drivers licence and bank card numbers – not the cards -and used them in transactions in Toronto. She was alerted by an NSF notice at her bank machine. She realized  the latest transactions were not hers. A bank where bogus cheques were used to withdraw the money is examining their video tapes for a suspect.

EESS SPORTS REPORT – by Allie Walker

The Sr boys basketball team had a great game against St. Joe’s this past week, winning the first three quarters with ease, and ending the match with a tight fourth quarter. The boys won 49-39. Top scorers were Carson Morse and Steve Barton with 10, and Even Rollo with 7. The boys play on Tuesday at Huron Park. If they win against the Huskies, they will then advance to WOSSA. The Jr boys played against Parkside with an outstanding win, 72-29. The Sr girls volleyball team had an incredible win against Glencoe this past Thursday. They won all three games 25-13, 25-10, and 25-7. They now face West Elgin in West Lorne on Tuesday. The Jr girls volleyball team won their games against Central Elgin on Thursday as well, winning all three games 25-16, 25-22, and 25-22. They now will play St. Joe’s on Tuesday. This past week both Boys and Girls hockey teams played against Parkside. The boys had an unfortunate loss, 5-1. The goal was scored by Trevor Stuart. The girls however won against Parkside. Top scorers were Leslie Todd, Krista Stevenson, Tina Marceau, Averi Nooren, and Morgan Vansevenant. Goalie Kelli Boogemans had 14 saves. They will now play the first place team next week. This past week was WOSSA for the swimming team. Andy Marsh qualified in three events to go to OFSAA. Alex Toth was third in one event, and second in another. He is now advancing to OFSAA as well. Joining Andy and Alex at OFSAA is Miranda Afman who won the 50 m backstroke. The girls curling team had a fairly successful year this year. Despite their inexperience, the girls did fairly well and won a game against Parkside. The girls finished the season fifth in the standings. The boys curling team also did fairly well. They finished fourth in the standings and will compete at the TVRAA South Playoffs in Glencoe on Monday.


The town officially signed a development agreement with Walter Ostojic and Sons to construct the first of two 23-unit affordable housing apartment buildings at the north east corner of Melanie Drive and Brown Street.


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