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Crop trials highlighted at ag station

Although she had hoped for a better turnout at the Emo Agricultural Research Station open house last Tuesday evening (July 24), research technician Kim Jo Bliss still was happy to highlight several of the crop trials for the nearly two dozen people who did attend. Two of the crops she showed during the tour through the large fields were trials of switchgrass and hybrid poplar trees.

Hallam takes helm of DU

    Rick Hallam recently took over as chairman of the local Ducks Unlimited chapter from long-time head Barney Maher and now is trying to figure out his game plan for the group.    “Barney left me with some big shoes to fill and it’s not going to be easy,” said Hallam.

Fewer kids falling out of windows

 George Christopoulos fitted the spare room on the second storey of his home with a home-made, child-proof gate so his granddaughter could visit without him worrying about the three year-old falling out of a window.    As a retired window repairman, he knows how easy it is for inquisitive toddlers to tumble out of windows.    “You kidding?” he said. “From second storey? It’s three meters down.

Four shot outside club

 Winnipeg’s night life nearly turned deadly early yesterday morning when a man shot and wounded four patrons outside a downtown nightclub at closing time.    Just before 3 a.m., a gunman on foot fired at least seven shots and hit three women and a man in front of Metro Nitelife hip-hop club.    Winnipeg has seen a spate of shootings recently—in the last 10 days, nine people have been shot, incl

Training gives your life order: Ring

    A local resident is praising boot camp for helping him to discover his full-potential and helping to shape his life into what he had hope for, but couldn’t necessarily achieve on his own.    James Ring, 22, enlisted in the Canadian Navy about a year ago. Once he got his clearance he was shipped out to their training facilities in St. Johns, for basic soldier training.

Seven decades in love

    For Nick and Mary Andrusco of Fort  Frances, humor and patience are two simple qualities they believe are crucial to a successful marriage.    And they should know.    Tomorrow (July 19th) the couple will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.    They met here 70 years ago, purely by chance. It’s a moment that Mary Andrusco remembers as if it was yesterday.

Johnson saluted for cancer work

    Well-known community volunteer and cancer activist Nadine Johnson recently received recognition for her extensive efforts towards the fight against cancer.    Johnson was nominated for the local employee recognition award by her fellow co-workers at the Fort Frances Jail, where she is a well respected cook.