On Sunday, just a few days early, Frank and Marian Hallahan celebrated 50 years of marriage with friends, family members and neighbours at the Auburn Community Hall, the very building in which they met over five decades ago.
Huron-Bruce MPP and Minister of Education Lisa Thompson visited the Huron Respite Network offices in Clinton last week to announce significant provincial funding for mental health and addiction services in her home riding.
Former Blyth and Brussels United Churches Minister Gary Clark is making history as the first elected President of the Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council, a new body in a wholly new governance model for the United Church of Canada.
The Barn Dance Band bid farewell to Bill Norris during the Barn Dance Jamboree and Campout over the weekend. Norris retired this year, and a special presentation marked the occasion. (Quinn Talbot photo)
May 26 to June 1 is National AccessAbility Week, a week to promote improved community access for people with disabilities. This week was inspired by Rick Hansen in 1987 with his Man in Motion World Tour - it has been 32 years since...
Huron Christian School held its annual track and field day on Friday, inviting all students to strut their stuff on the track in their pursuit to be stronger, run faster and jump higher than their fellow classmates.
Five Huron County students will receive scholarships valued at up to $32,000 over four years to pursue their undergraduate degrees starting this fall. This is the inaugural class of recipients of the McCall Huron County scholarships
Earlier this month at the Multiple District A convention in Walkerton, former Lions International President Judge Brian Stevenson of Calgary presented Blyth Lion John Stewart, left, with the International President s Certificate of Appreciation
The Fire Department of North Huron s Blyth and Wingham halls, alongside assistance from the Huron East Fire Department s Brussels hall and the Central Huron Fire Department responded to a fully-engulfed barn on Sunday afternoon just outside of Blyth
The Pigeon King, the hit that premiered at the Blyth Festival in 2017, opened at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa on Friday night, garnering standing ovations from audiences throughout the weekend.
While many have flagged the provincial government s plan due to reduced funding for flood control and prevention projects, Maitland Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) General Manager Phil Beard says that the biggest change is the removal of stewardship
At the invite of local teachers and NDP supporters, NDP Education Critic and Davenport MPP Marit Stiles visited Clinton last week to provide a conduit for local teachers, board members, parents and students to the provincial government.
As part of an initiative to both celebrate Easter in Blyth and increase awareness and usership of the Blyth Greenway Trail, which is part of the Goderich-to-Guelph Rail Trail, the Friends of the Village of Blyth held a special Easter on the Trail event
Despite some criticism of Premier Doug Ford s first budget, which was tabled at Queen s Park last week, Huron-Bruce MPP and Minister of Education Lisa Thompson says there is plenty to be excited about in the document.
After years of involvement at the local level, Huron County s Margaret Vincent is one of the Ontario Plowmen s Association s nine directors for the next three years.
Vincent was elected to the organization s board of directors at its ann
The F.E. Madill School Iron Stallions robotics team made it to the quarter-finals at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics provincial championship in Mississauga over the weekend.
It has been 25 years since the tiny African nation of Rwanda slid into the abyss. The killings happened in broad daylight, yet many of us individuals, media outlets, entire governments turned away, or failed to grasp the unfolding events.
After a successful auction earlier this month, McGavin Farm Equipment Ltd. topped up the $16,000 that was raised through a fundraising auction to donate $35,000 to be split by the Huron Residential Hospice and the Tanner Steffler Foundation.
Huron-Bruce MPP and Minister of Education Lisa Thompson feels that, despite local and province-wide protests, her recently-unveiled education plan is finding traction with parents, students and educators.
Huron East Councillor and Brussels Leo Club leader Zoellyn Onn says the recently-reinvigorated youth club has some lofty ambitions for the coming years with hopes of refurbishing the village s playgrounds.
Over 200 secondary and elementary students walked out of F.E. Madill School on Thursday to protest the provincial government and its proposed cuts to the education system under Huron-Bruce MPP and Minister of Education Lisa Thompson.
Sheldon Kennedy, an internationally-recognized advocate of violence and abuse awareness programs, was able to reach dozens of people on Friday thanks to a Rural Response for Healthy Children event in Goderich.
As The Citizen takes this week to shine a light on cancer awareness, including those who help fight it and those who have triumphed in the face of its challenges, it is now just over 11 years ago that Mikayla Ansley of Blyth was diagnosed...
Seaforth took on The Docks in the Matthew Huether Memorial Tournament held on Friday and Saturday in Seaforth. The event, held to benefit the Trillium Gift of Life Network, was the first tournament held in Huether s name
The Blyth Festival Art Gallery celebrates its 44th year by continuing to present high quality artwork to Huron County residents as well as to visiting theatre-goers. There will be five exhibitions over a season that now runs from May to September.
The Blyth Festival s brochures have been mailed and the directors, as well as some of the cast, have been unveiled for the plays, revealing that some familiar faces will be returning to Blyth this season.
The Village of Blyth and Memorial Hall played host to the annual National Theatre School Drama Festival last week, bringing young people from all over the region to the community to learn about the life on stage.
Last week, at the annual meeting of the Huron County Municipal Officers Association, a panel of young entrepreneurs told lower- and county-tier councillors and staff what helped them start their businesses, what hindered them...
Blyth s Mikayla Ansley wouldn t let travel woes or a severe fever stop her from performing on the biggest stage of her life: reciting her world s-best peace essay at Lions Day at the United Nations in New York City.
The Wingham Skating Club s year-end showcase called Tribute , honoured modern classics from artists like ABBA, George Michael and Elvis with routines by the club s best and brightest skaters. (Shawn Loughlin photo)
As part of the newly-created Deeper Roots Series, the Blyth Festival will be opening the floor to some serious discussions about agriculture connecting with the world premiere of The Team on the Hill this year.
Seven-year-old Bridget McCallum from North Woods Elementary School won the reserve-champion title for her chocolate chip cookies at the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies convention over the weekend.
Last week, the Dave Mounsey Memorial Fund (DMMF) handed out a number of awards under its Order of the Good Samaritan Awards umbrella, honouring several local volunteers for their efforts in the community.
Huron East Council has authorized the use of $25,000 of the Brussels, Morris and Grey Recreation Committee s budget for a Campaign Coaches feasibility study ahead of the expansion and renovation of the community centre.
Approximately 100 people made their voices heard last week at a special meeting regarding potential locations for Blyth s new fire hall and public utilities building and it was clear the community supported neither of the presented options.
Blyth Cowbell Brewing Co. is the 2018 recipient of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Sponsorship Award, named at the prestigious Wood Design & Building Awards, announced by Wood Design & Building Magazine.
After the successful launch of Way of the Passive Fist last year, Blyth native Orie Falconer has shifted his attention to Mighty Fight Federation, a different video game he s co-creating with long-time friend Julian Spillane.
The creators of The Pigeon King were back in Huron County over the weekend to record an album of music from the famed Blyth Festival-commissioned show that will be on the National Arts Centre stage this spring.
It s unexpectedly quiet in the Silver Corners Inc., sow barn owned by Dennis and Tara Terpstra. There s some grunting and a few clangs from the electronic sow feeders (ESF) but no sounds of fighting or agitation.
Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson and two additional provincial ministers were in Clinton on Friday to break ground on a new Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) station across the street from the Clinton fire hall.
In the wake of the cancellation of the Festival of Wizardry going forward, companies and community groups are holding bills that Transfigured Town Inc. is not able to pay according to documents obtained by The Citizen.
This year s Citizen of the Year Award winners Carl Nesbitt for Blyth and its surrounding communities and Doug Sholdice for Brussels and its surrounding communities were celebrated last week at a special event held at Memorial Hall in Blyth.
Businesses in Blyth s downtown core may see some relief from the thrice-weekly scheduled snow removal schedule North Huron implemented several years ago, however the sentiment from the outgoing council was the suggested changes don t go far enough.
While Blyth s Carla Pawitch is generally pleased with her work at the Ultimate Fitness Event (UFE) World Championships in Toronto earlier this month, she failed to come back with her professional card a goal she d set for herself.
The Rural Talks to Rural (R2R) Conference, a production of the Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity, looked to the past to tackle some very modern problems with the recreation of the old Farm Radio Forum.
Brought back thanks to the efforts of retired...
Lucas Townsend and Paul Dodds will be representing Huron County in competitive plowing for the next year after claiming victory in the Junior and Senior categories at the 91st annual Huron County Plowing Match.
Belgrave-area athlete Ryan Jacklin has continued to make his mark on the track and field community with two gold medals and one bronze medal win at the 2018 Royal Canadian Legion s National Youth Track and Field Championships.
The Brussels Tigers bested the Linwood Chiefs in a low-scoring 2-1 final game to win the A-A championshiop the Brussels squad s own 47th annual Men s Invitational Fastball Tournament to keep the top honours at home.
After a lengthy closed-to-the-public session on Monday night, North Huron Council approved three separate motions labelling the Emergency Services Training Centre (ESTC), south of Blyth, and the Blyth and East Wawanosh Public Works yards surplus
While North Huron Council has oficially decided to go with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to provide service in Wingham, it s still possible it won t happen, which is making planning difficult for the municipality s police services board.