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Davis, Imrie sweep to Rea Memorial crowns

A doubleheader was double the fun for Jamie Davis and Ward Imrie on Rea Memorial Weekend at the Emo Speedway.

Davis, who was born in Devlin but now lives in Fort Frances, and Imrie (from Winnipeg) won the features in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and Modifieds divisions both Friday and Saturday at the annual two-day stock car race extravaganza held in conjunction with the Emo Fair.

Babes keep title hopes alive

The Red Gut Babes are still alive and kicking in the Rainy River District Women's Fastball League playoffs.

Kayla Windigo homered to pace the second-seeded Babes to a 9-6 win over the seventh-seeded Couchiching Lady Raiders on Monday night.

With the win, the Babes advanced to tonight's Loser's Side final against the third-seeded Emo Renegades at 6 p.m.

Motocross riders fare well

A trio of local motocross racers put in impressive showings Saturday in Kakabeka Falls at the second-last tour stop of the year for the Northern Ontario Superior Dirt Riders motocross circuit.

Dylan Tessier of Devlin nabbed second place in the 85cc 12-16 age category, along with a third-place finish in the Super-minis.

Thrilling ends to soccer season

They played each other tough all season—and it was more of the same in the first game of the Borderland Soccer League's men's division final.

First-place CJ Contracting and second-seeded Manitou Forest Products battled to a scoreless tie Monday night to set the tone for a thrilling wrap-up to the men's season.

Town to sell surplus items

The town has done its annual stock-taking and will be selling off surplus materials, equipment, and vehicles.

All town departments recently were contacted to provide a list of redundant items to be included in the sale, resulting in various items being identified as surplus.

Braves reach league final

A kick in the pants seems to be just what the top-ranked Fort Frances Braves needed.

After suffering their first loss of the Rainy River District Fastball League season last Thursday night in the opening game of the East Division final (a 10-4 setback to the second-seeded Sight & Sound Wolves), it was the Braves who cruised to victory Tuesday evening.

Rickford set to open office

Local MPP Greg Rickford tentatively is set to open his constituency office in Fort Frances this coming Tuesday (Aug. 14).

Located at 279 Scott St., it's hours of operation will be Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The office will be available to assist constituents with provincial matters.

Rickford also is opening offices in Dryden and Kenora.