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Broken tree

A tree on Front Street was snapped in half during Sunday night's storm—an example of the many broken trees and downed power lines, as well as some property damage, throughout Rainy River District. Even though some rain was in the forecast for Sunday, the high winds and torrential downpour was not what district residents were expecting.

Extinguisher lesson #2

Joshua Colling, fire chief for the Chapple, Emo, La Vallee, and Alberton Fire & Emergency Services, showed Carson Hughes how to properly use a fire extinguisher during an emergency during last Friday's fish fry. Hughes aimed at the base of the fire and used the extinguisher until it was completely emptied, as instructed by Colling. -Sam Odrowski photos

Fry cook

Greg Beazley tossed some battered fish into a sizzling hot pot of fryer oil to feed the hungry crowd just outside of Sunny Cove Camp's Russel Hall last Friday .

Fish feast

The Schimann family enjoyed a freshly fried “all you can eat” fish dinner at Sunny Cove Camp's Russel Hall last Friday evening to raise money for the Watten Volunteer Fire Department. About 540 plates were sold, which set a new record for the annual event.

New detachment

Local MPP Greg Rickford joined approximately 100 OPP members, town staff, councillors, and district residents in Council Chambers to announce the province's recent investment of $18-million to have a brand new 19,000 square foot detachment built by the water tower. The site drawing behind Rickford shows what the new facility is proposed to look like.

Wrestling tourney

The Top of the Nation wrestling camp and outdoor tournament, which was held in conjunction with the International Falls Bass Championship, was a hit on Saturday. Despite the weather forcing organizers to move the tournament indoors, there was still a great turnout with 50 wrestlers attending the camp.

Tackle wheel

Tackling is a crucial skill and it's something that members of the Muskie football team were working on diligently Monday afternoon at their annual training camp at Fort High. The black-and-gold will be polishing up on all their skills the rest of the week and until school starts next Wednesday (Sept. 5) ahead of their WHSFL season-opener against the host Churchill BullDogs on Sept. 7.