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Fiona Shearer and her son, Jack Welch, 5, were among about 50 volunteers who participated in the 15th annual Thames River Clean Up in Ingersoll on Saturday, April 22. JOHN TAPLEY/INGERSOLL TIMES

Picking up the trash

“We've got a nice, little town here, keep it clean,” said Ed Kohl, one of the volunteers out picking up trash during the annual Thames River Clean Up and Town Tidy Up in Ingersoll on Saturday.

Ingersoll has posthumously inducted world champion karate enthusiast Kieran Wilson into the town's sports hall of fame. The 14-year-old died following a brief illness in October, 2016, days after winning gold, silver and bronze medals at the World Martial Arts Organization Championships in Costa-del-Sol, Spain. His father, Kevin Wilson, brother, Brayden Wilson - who sports some of his brother's karate medals, and his mother, Kim Wilson, were among those who attended an informal induction ceremony at council's April meeting where Coun. Brian Petrie, right, read the induction citation. JOHN TAPLEY/INGERSOLL TIMES

Ingersoll athlete honoured

Posthumously inducted into the Ingersoll Sports Hall of Fame, Kieran Wilson would be honoured by the tribute paid to him by his hometown, his family said.

Premier Kathleen Wynne and Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa reading of the budget at Queen's Park on Thursday April 27, 2017. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

Libs go on spending spree

Ontario’s Liberal government plans to finance next year’s election spending spree with millions in new debt.

The UTRCA used a drone on the Ingersoll Channel Thursday to gather information for a geomorphology study of the flood control channel. From left Jeff Hirovonen, Dan Helc and Steve Sauder. (HEATHER RIVERS/WOODSTOCK SENTINEL-REVIEW)

Drone used to determine flood capacity

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority flew a drone over the Ingersoll Channel Thursday to gather data and video information for a geomorphology study of the flood control channel.

The 10th Annual Oxford Studio Tour Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. features 38 individual artists, including nine new exhibitors at 18 locations throughout the county. Pictured here, are: (front row, left to right) Janet Whittington, Cathy Groulx and Judy Feskun. In the back, are: Tabitha Verbuyst, Gary Payne and Sue Goossens.

Arty Oxford on display

Local residents will get a chance to explore the artistic side of Oxford County during the 10th annual Oxford Studio Tour on May 6 and 7.