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EPS grade eight students graduate

by Sylene Argent Graduation day was an event all of the grade eight students at Essex Public School (EPS) were thrilled to enjoy on the evening of Tuesday, June 27. Throughout those school years, the students formed friendships, learned a lot in the classroom, and learned a lot about themselves through discovering their own hidden […]

  submitted to EFP The Essex Yellow Jackets continue to sting the ball, needing only four innings to defeat the respected Tecumseh Minor team. With Brendan Ledoux and Braeden Cavanagh hitting 3 for 3, and Ethan O’Neil, Jimmy Hayes, and Cole Grant all scoring three times, the surging Yellow Jackets improved to 4 and 1 record. The hardest hit of […]

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by Fred Groves Woodslee’s Annie Schiller, a Grade 12 student at L’Essor, is off to the OFSAA wrestling championships. Schiller qualified for the provincial finals, to be held today (Thursday) and Friday in Brampton, after winning gold at the WECSSAA and SWOSSAA meets. She was named the Best Female Athlete. • Braydin Metcalfe scored with 13 seconds […]

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by Sylene Argent At the special meeting to discuss the 2017 budget, on Monday, February 13, Essex Town Council adopted the proposed 2017 budget in principal. It will come before Council at a regular meeting in the near future for formal adoption. The 2017 budget will allow for a 2.36 percent increase in the general mill […]

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submitted to EFP Over the Christmas break Hockey for Hospice held its 21st tournament to support the local Hospice. The Essex Thunder Atom Red team fought hard during the three day event to make the finals, losing by a small margin to Harrow in Game 5. The Essex Thunder Peewee White team went into the […]

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by Fred Groves Glen Mills is heading up the highway. The president and coach of the Essex Ravens has accepted a position with the University of Western Ontario’s Mustangs football program. This fall, Mills will become the defensive line coach of the Mustangs that compete in the OUA. • James Morgan had a pair of […]

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by Jennifer Cranston I spend a lot of time travelling in Essex Centre and I’d like to take an opportunity to point out a couple of often made mistakes that are putting people’s safety at risk. The first is that many people think the two “No Left Turn” signs on Talbot are mere suggestions. They […]

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by Jennifer Cranston Iler Lodge held its annual Fall Bazaar this past Saturday to raise money for the Residents Council. The Residents Council at Iler supports day trips, a pet dog, and many recreational activities. This year’s Bazaar included a raffle and 50/50 draw, a soup and chili lunch, and the sale of crafts, DVDs, books, CDs, […]

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by Garrett Fodor The 73’s are starting to find their groove offensively and defensively after their lone loss of the season. Essex is sitting atop of the standings and added to its lead with two shutouts from goalie Trevor Wheaton this past week, along with standout performances from rookie Alixe Saliba, who scored three goals […]

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by Mike Bennett Three of the scheduled six feature races were run before a sudden downpour brought Saturday night’s stock car racing to an early end. The Glassford duo of father Dale, 45, and son Nick, 15, won feature races on the same night for the fourth time this season. Dale won for the 11th […]

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