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Town asking Watten for 9-1-1 money

A group of Watten residents is scrambling to collect dollars from property owners there to pay off the $3,252 bill the unincorporated township owes for the enhanced 9-1-1 emergency service.

But the problem is the group has no way to make people pay—and the bill, which was due in January, is accumulating service charges as each month goes by.

Farmers tour west-end fields

It was a chance for farmers and those just interested in agriculture to share ideas and innovations during Monday’s crop tour staged by the local Soil and Crop Improvement Association.

It kicked off three miles north of Barwick in a field owned by Lyle Wheatley. About dozen people were on hand there although the numbers fluctuated a bit from stop to stop.

Bass derby has human touch

What is it that makes the Fort Frances Bass Championship the big hullabaloo that it is?

Is it the $25,000 first prize? Not really. While that seems like a lot of money for three days of fishing, weigh master Lionel Roberts said other tournaments offer much bigger prizes.

“Money wise, we’re pretty small, especially in Canadian funds,” he noted.

Rose picks up magazine award

A former Emo resident received top honours at the National Magazine Awards in Toronto recently.

Alison Rose, daughter of former rep. Dan and Ruth Rose, took home the gold award in the Science, Health and Medicine Category for a story that appeared in Canadian Business Technology magazine’s summer 1997 edition.

The award earned her $1,500.

It’s time for Railroad Daze

Next stop, Rainy River!

This weekend marks the eleventh year that carloads of railroad fun will be celebrated at the annual Railroad Daze festival in Rainy River.

The festival is in the recognition of the importance the Canadian Northern and later Canadian National Railways played in the development of the community.