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New taxidermist expecting the ‘big ones’

Barwick resident Tony Richards is hoping for fur, fins, feathers, and horns to cross his path over the next few months as he picks up the pace in his new business “Sturgeon Creek Taxidermy.”

Richards, 25, who is currently running his taxidermy operation out of his parents’ home on Hele Road (one mile west of Barwick), graduated in early March from Penn School Taxidermy in Calgary.

Williams drops out of fastball league

The Rainy River District Fastball League will be without one of its original teams when it begins its 33rd season May 19.

Williams, Mn. no longer will compete in the district league due to a lack of players, leaving just eight teams—Barwick, Emo, Pinewood, Rainy River, Stratton, Big Island, Big Grassy, and Sight & Sound—to vie for this year’s crown.

Aquanauts clock best times at Division III championships

Although the Aquanauts won’t know exactly where they finished at the Division III team championships in Etobicoke last week for a while yet, they do know they performed phenomenally well on an individual basis.

In fact, the 23 Aquanauts who went clocked 72 out of a possible 115 best times against swimmers from 54 other teams from across the province.