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Serving the district since ’72

It all started with a sign, a newspaper ad, a vendor’s licence, and a semi load of feed sold out of their two-car garage on Dec. 1, 1972.

John and Marina Gerber aren’t ashamed of their business’s humble beginnings. The son of a Swiss farmer and the daughter of a Steinbach storekeeper, they opened Emo Feed five years after they were married.

New owners preserve Emo landmark

Tom Ryan’s residence has escaped a date with the wrecking ball, and another Emo landmark will remain untouched thanks to its new owners.

Prior to Ryan’s passing, Gordon Meyers had purchased the property. The Meyers had two decisions to consider—either move to the house or remodel the upstairs at Meyers Clothing for their living quarters.

Voyageur Panel had good year

Although they’ve only been operation for seven months, Voyageur Panel had a very fruitful 1997 and the young company is looking forward to 1998.

Mill manager Percy Champagne said the oriented strandboard mill in Barwick had one of the fastest start-up times in the industry—and is far ahead of the company’s original projections.

Celebrity urges native youths to be ‘warriors’

His message could be summed up in three words—“Be a warrior.”

That’s what “Litefoot,” a Native American role model, actor, motivator and rap artist, told those gathered here at the Oh-Shki-Be-Ma-Te-Ze-Win, Weechi-it-te-win Family Services and Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Authority Christmas celebration last Thursday.

And his message was aimed mostly at the youth.