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Senior band en route to Germany, Austria

Members of the Fort High senior band have their bags packed and instruments shined as they get ready to embark on a 13-day trip to Germany and Austria tomorrow at 4 a.m.

“There will be 107 students going on the trip,” FFHS music teacher and band director John Dutton said yesterday. “The trip will begin with us flying into Frankfurt, and then going to Vienna, Salzburg, and Munich.

Movement afoot at Echo Lake Estates

After a three-year standstill, there once again is some stirring at Echo Lake Estates in Emo.

Until recently, lawyers representing the three parties involved in a dispute over who should pay for a drainage system at the 70-home subdivision weren’t even sitting at the table any more, according to co-owner Wendy Judson.

Work started on dialysis unit here

While it won’t be up and running until at least May, early work on the new dialysis unit at La Verendrye hospital here started last Thursday in the day hospital area

“Things are progressing,” Wayne Woods, CEO of Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc., noted Tuesday. “We’re still working on the drawings, but as you can see, we’re getting ready.”

New bridge christened with poker derby

The new Sturgeon Creek bridge just north of Barwick was christened with lots of snowmobile traffic during its grand opening.

The Emo Borderland Snowmobile Club held a poker derby last weekend and sold about 160 poker hands for the event as more than 50 sleds joined the run.

“This is the most traffic I’ve seen in the last few years,” noted snowmobiler Brent Westover.