A couple of cow-calf pairs entered the ring to be auctioned off Saturday at the Stratton sales barn, where some 961 head sold for a total of $1,138,996.10. The Rainy River Cattlemen's Association also will be holding a special fourth sale this fall, which is set for Saturday, Nov. 4 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
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Fort Frances High School students will be taking on a classic movie monster with their adaptation of the Gene Wilder/Mel Brooks comedy “Young Frankenstein.”
The show opens tomorrow night and runs through Saturday at the Townshend Theatre.
Wendy Grennier sorted through some of the many donated coats yesterday for the Associates of Ste. Marguerite d'Youville annual coat drive. Coat drop-off continued today from 1-4 p.m., with pick-up days for those in need set for tomorrow and Thursday (Oct. 25-26) from 1-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station).
Morgan Beckett (Insp. Kemp) was rallying the townspeople to go after Frankenstein's monster during Sunday's practice for Fort High's fall play, “Young Frankenstein.” The stage adaptation of the classic Gene Wilder/Mel Brooks comedy will run Oct. 26-28 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.
Work has begun at the future site of the consolidated St. Francis and St. Michael's School north of the current St. Francis location. Despite the heavy winds kicking up large amounts of dust at the site on Wednesday, some surveying work was being done as crews prepare for pre-loading before the winter freeze. The new school is planned to be ready for the 2019-20 school year.
The staff at Nexus Community Savings here are celebrating their annual Credit Union Day today. Nexus, a division of Alterna Savings, has decorated the branch in the new Alterna colours and is offering up cake, coffee, pop, water, and hotdogs all day long to mark the occasion.
It has been a difficult week for Rhonda Snow, who was forced to sell 23 of her 50 horses in Grunthal, Man. on Saturday.
Twenty of those animals were the rare Ojibway ponies that Snow keeps on her farm—something she is very proud of and a breed she is committed to preserving.
Dr. Dan Pierroz and the staff of the Nor-West Animal Clinic had just enough time for a photo last Thursday as they already were in full swing at their new location on McIrvine Road behind Canadian Tire (the former farmers' market building). The new building opened last Tuesday (Oct.
Some local students now are able to say hockey is their favourite subject at school.
The Rainy River District School Board's inaugural hockey skills academy has begun, with 28 Grade 7 and 8 students at Fort Frances High School (10 girls and 18 boys) enrolled for the 2017-18 school year.
Jenn Kivimaki and Deborah Emes accepted a donation of food items from a group of St. Michael's School students and teacher Carla Harris (far right) on Friday. The items, which will go to the Homelessness Outreach Program at the United Native Friendship Centre here, were collected during a Thanksgiving food drive involving the entire school.