Too much cool, rainy weather—and not enough sunshine—has made this year a tough one for giant pumpkin growers across the district, Dr. Ewan Affleck said.
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With only two teams confirmed and one more a possibility, a local “Go for the Gold” competition no longer is necessary, meaning the squads will advance straight to the regional competition slated Sept. 25 at Donald Young School in Emo.
Despite objections from the Rainy River First Nation, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources intends to remove another 300 juvenile sturgeon from the Rainy River for transplant in the Red River watershed.
Netting of the fish is slated to start next week.
When Danielle Shrumm turned “sweet 16” last Friday, little did she know one of her birthday presents would be a royal crown the following day.
Shrumm was named the 1999 Fall Fair Queen in front of a packed grandstand in Emo on Saturday afternoon. Melissa Kinnear was First Princess while Katie Steele was Second Princess.
Miss Congeniality went to Melissa Brant.
The annual kids’ fishing tournament on Rainy Lake near Ranier, Mn. last Saturday was a success.
Sponsored by the Rainy Lake Sportfishing Club, tournament chairman Kim Everson said the derby has averaged about 120 kids over its 15-year existence (there were 122 entered this year).
For the past 15 years the fair in Emo has seen a lot of Pride and Joy—about 3500 pounds worth.
Pride and Joy are giant Percheron/Belgian Cross draft horses, they stand about 7 feet high and weigh about 1700 pounds each. Devlin’s Harold Kellar has shown the duo for 15 straight years and, they will be back again in 1999.
John Rose of Emo doesn’t know what to expect until he arrives in Kosovo with the second group of 250 men of the First Battalion Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, which left for the Balkans from Edmonton, Alta. today.
The first group of 250 left Edmonton at the end of July.
“John is looking forward to serving in Kosovo,” said his mother, Margaret Bender.
Although plans to grow commercial plots of hemp in the district fell through this year, the results from Dryden and Thunder Bay hemp growers seem quite promising.
Those fields—all at least 10 acres in size—are growing hemp for grain, Gord Scheifele, the University of Guelph co-ordinator for Northern Ontario research stations, said last week.
A Couchiching First Nation band member had some eye-opening experiences at two conferences she attend over the past few weeks.
First, Dobi Frenette was in Vancouver on July 20-23 for the joint meeting of the Assembly of First Nations of Canada and the National Congress of American Indians.
What do you say after the event you’ve spent nine years planning for finally comes and goes?
If you’re the Chapple heritage committee, that word would be “wow.”
Committee member Rilla Race said she was astounded by the number of people who took part in the township’s centennial celebrations over the holiday weekend.