- —Joey Payeur photo
Janelle Andy (11) and Crystal Hyatt of the Manitou Blaze got their signals crossed to allow this RBI single by the Redgut Babes’ Alyssa Windego to fall in during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League final yesterday evening at VanJura. The Babes followed up their Game 1 victory in Manitou with an 11-5 triumph to repeat as league champs.
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Motorists heading to and from the Fort Frances Airport will have a much smoother ride now that 1,600 metres of Frog Creek Road has been resurfaced. The job was completed Friday by subcontractor Miller MSO, working for Tom Veert Contracting. The cost of this job was split between the town and MTO.
- —Joey Payeur photo
There was no time to lose for Big Grassy Braves’ runner Don “Kimbi” Copenace as he hustled to third base after a Dakota Andy single in the fourth inning of the Rainy River District Fastball League championship final Tuesday evening in Big Grassy. The Braves edged the Barwick Blue Knights 5-4 to finish the season undefeated and capture their third-straight league title.
- —Duane Hicks photo
Trevor Fitzgerald, vice-president of personal lines at Gillons’ Insurance, participated in the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” here Friday. Fitzgerald was challenged by Evan Woodland of Gillons’. He accepted and donated while sending the challenge out to Lori McDougall of Northbridge Insurance, Jon Evans of Dunwoody, and Dale Fortes of Boston Pizza.
- —Heather Latter photo
Bill and Patti Gersbach, left, along with Carole and Duane Rostie and Loretta and Karl Lipinski, enjoyed the fish fry feast hosted by the Watten Fire Department at Sunny Cove on Friday.
Literacy success rates continue to improve in Ontario elementary schools with each passing year.
Grade 3 math achievement rates have remained the same, although they have dropped again for students in Grade 6.
A review of Grade 6 student math responses shows students consistently do best demonstrating their math knowledge and least well applying that knowledge, particularly in problem-solving.
Scott Krienke-Turvey is the latest candidate to file to run for a seat on town council.
“I think that we need new blood in council,” said Krienke-Turvey, who owns and operates Ink Spotz Apparel+ on Scott Street with his wife, Darlyss,
He added the same faces have been on council for two terms, and “that’s not necessarily a wise or good thing.”