“Exceptional” was the only word service manager Tom Jackson could find to describe the turnout at Tompkins’ 100th anniversary celebrations last week.
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“There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who live in Mine Centre, and those who want to.”
It’s an age-old Mine Centre adage Terry Hyatt shared during Mine Centre’s Homecoming celebration last weekend.
The race is on to see who will be crowned Fall Fair Queen, with eight young contestants seeking to win the coveted title this year.
The new queen will be crowned during the annual Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society Fall Fair, which runs Aug. 13-16 this year.
District farmers will get a chance to offer their insights into Canada/U.S. relations to 30 students of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program who will be stopping here July 8-9.
The visit is part of the program’s two-week North American study tour. Rainy River District became a stop partially due to the fact one of its graduates, Kim Cornell, lives in Devlin.
When Jackie Champagne said she wanted to open a gas bar and convenience store in Barwick, she said a lot of people laughed at her and told her it wouldn’t survive.
But after one year of operation, Champagne and the “Roseberry Runway” are still around—and any critics have stopped laughing.
“This is a site for our children, our children’s children, and their grandchildren . . . a place where they can learn and enjoy themselves,” said Big Island elder Joe Big George.
And with those words, a ground-breaking ceremony for the new school at Big Grassy began last Thursday morning.
When Ed Tompkins first opened his store in Emo in 1898, he probably wasn’t thinking if it would still be standing 100 years later.
But not only has Tompkins’ Hardware stayed in business for the past century, it’s grown over the decades to become a cornerstone in the Emo retail community.
Assabaska Ojibway Heritage Park/Lake of the Woods Provincial Park will undergo some significant changes in the next year as new ownership has been altering the way it looks and operates.
A park was given to the Onegaming and Big Grassy First Nations as part of the settlement of the Assabaska Shoreline Reserve issue that was hotly debated last July.
“Sharathon” preparations are beginning around KBHW, station manager Bruce Christopherson said, although they are still more than two months from their annual support event.
First, KBHW will have to do a budget forecast for the next fiscal year and with that its “Sharathon” goal.
It was a day to renew friendships and catch up on old times. At least, that was how Grace Van Drunen described the Burriss centennial celebrations held Saturday.
For Van Drunen, it’s not just history. It’s her life. She was born in a Burriss farmhouse 93 years ago this September and lived in the township all her life.
She’s watched it grow—and change.