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Brown given seniors’ award

Evelyn Brown was honoured as 1997 Senior of the Year for La Vallee in recognition of her dedication to the community.

A very quiet person by nature, but someone who loves people, Brown visits the sick and shut-ins in the hospital or their homes, taking along baking. She also volunteers and donates for the hospital auxiliary.

Kenora district doesn’t vote on health unit audit

The Rainy River District Municipal Association may have to wait before it sees an independent audit on the Northwestern Health Unit because the Kenora District Municipal Association failed to pass a similar resolution at its annual meeting in Dryden.

“That didn’t even come to the floor,” Dryden Mayor Roger Valley, incoming president of the KDMA, said yesterday.

Fairway partnership expands

Gord Johnston may call himself “the new kid on the block” but the newest partner at the Fairway Store in Emo is anything but new to the grocery and meat business.

Johnston, who officially became part-owner of Fairway on Jan. 16, has been working in grocery stores since he was eight years old, holding his first job in Fort Frances at the now defunct Riteway.

DYS to host career fair

Rural students in grades seven and eight will be converging on Donald Young School in Emo on Feb. 6 when it hosts its first career fair.

DYS principal Nancy Fretter and teacher Kim Bolen have been asking area businesses and professionals if they’d be willing to set up an information booth there.