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Marc Stuempfle

Bee ride

Children young and old enjoyed in the many amusements the Select Show Midway once again had to offer during the the Emo Fair. Some even experience the feeling of the joy of soaring high above the sky like a bee.

Firetruck in parade

Firefighters from Emo, Devlin, and LaVallee had their sirens and light flashing as they entered the Emo Speedway during Saturday's parade. Children were excited to meet with firefighters as they were handing out Freezies—a perfect treat on a hot summer day to keep cool.


In a hard-fought, back and forth game here Monday evening, the Renegades were able to steal the win by a matter of inches in the bottom of the seventh over the Couchiching Lady Raiders 8-7.

Fans witnessed a spirited game as the teams swapped the lead on four separate occasions and were tied once.

Speedway winner

David Simpson captured his second victory at the Emo Speedway on Friday night. Simpson drove away with the race and the Rea Memorial trophy in the WISSOTA Midwest Mods division. Once Simpson was able to move his way to the front of the pack, he never relinquished his lead—much to the despair of his fellow racers.

Stock cars

In Heat 2 of the WISSOTA Modifieds division, Brody Strachan (99), and Blake Ferris (4) battled for the lead around turn three of the Emo Speedway. Strachan was able to hold on and win the heat. When the two meet again in the feature race it was Ferris' turn to capture the checkered flag and his first-ever win.

Towing wreckage

During Heat 3 of the WISSOTA Midwest Mods division, driver Doug Wakefield, 79, Carter Kinnear and James Lambert ended in a pileup, making for some very tense moments for both fans and drivers. The good news was the drivers were uninjured in the accident but both Kinnear's and Lambert's car had to be helped off the track and did not finish the race.

Ready to run

Katie Mowe for the Couchiching Raiders was keeping a close eye on Renegades' pitcher Karma Andy as she tried to get a good jump on the ball as the pitch was delivered. Mowe was chosen as the MVP for the Raiders and Andy was a dominating force helping the Renegades advance to the Rainy River District Women's Fastball League finals with an 8-7 win.

Race Winner

During the Rea Memorial Race at the Emo Speedway during the fair the hometown kid, Blake Ferris drove his way into victory lane. Ferris held off the 15 other racers in the final feature of the night in the WISSOTA Modifieds division, Ferris was able to capture his first-ever win.