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Seeding season comes early

Kim Jo Calder, manager of the Emo Research Station, has taken every advantage of the early spring, with many of the cereal crops for her performance trials already in the ground there.

Calder started seeding the middle of last week although she said the ground was worked up and ready by Monday.

Devlin TOPS hold mini rally

The annual TOPS mini rally was held March 30 at Crossroads School.

The room was decorated with a spring-like theme, as some members had seen to it to ensure the decorating suited this special occasion.

This event was well attended by guests along with the roughly 30 active members of the group.

RRHS principal to pack it in

For Bill Low, it was just time to move on.

The Rainy River High School principal had his retirement approved by the public school board at its regular meeting last week, effective June 30, after working 35 years in education—the last 28 here in the district.

“Cheryl and I came here in 1970 for one year,” he said, then laughed. “It’s been a really long year.”

Culturama axed this year

For the first time its 18-year history here, the annual ethnic celebration known as “Culturama” has been cancelled—a consequence of depleted volunteer and funding pools, organizers revealed Monday.

“It’s just such an awful lot of work and there’s not enough people to run it. The volunteers are just tired,” Sig Mosley, chairman of the Culturama committee, said Monday.

‘Ag Days’ bloom in Barwick

The second-annual Rainy River “Ag Days” and Trade Show seemed to go without a hitch last Friday and Saturday in Barwick, with organizers and participants very pleased with the results.

“I think overall it was pretty good,” noted organizer Kim Cornell. “The evaluations that were turned in were very positive.

MNR following leads on fire bug

No charges have been laid yet in the two fires that were believed to be deliberately set April 1 in Dawson Township, north of Rainy River, but the Ministry of Natural Resources is saying it has a few leads.

“We are pursuing a few leads basically from our initial investigation on April 1,” said Howard Dupuis, sector response officer at the Fort Frances Fire Management Headquarters.

Guba retires from Cloverleaf

“I came in without a fuss and I want to go out the same way,” said Adelia Guba. No balloons, nothing other than goodbye.

On Tuesday, March 31, after her regular eight-hour shift, Guba left Cloverleaf Grocery with no regrets, bringing to an end 32 years of dedicated, faithful service.

“It was time for the retirement,” Dan Loney said when I spoke to him about her leaving.