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Shrumm earns fair queen crown

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.

Fishing derby another success

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).

It’s all about Pride and Joy

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.

Emo man off to Kosovo

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.

Hemp doing well north, east of here

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.

Wasn’t that a party!

A full house welcomed Chapple’s reeve and council with thunderous applause as the township officially kicked off its centennial celebrations last Friday.

Dignitaries from surrounding district communities, as well as both the federal and provincial governments, mingled with the crowd under the roof of Barwick’s former curling rink.