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New owners preserve Emo landmark

Tom Ryan’s residence has escaped a date with the wrecking ball, and another Emo landmark will remain untouched thanks to its new owners.

Prior to Ryan’s passing, Gordon Meyers had purchased the property. The Meyers had two decisions to consider—either move to the house or remodel the upstairs at Meyers Clothing for their living quarters.

Voyageur Panel had good year

Although they’ve only been operation for seven months, Voyageur Panel had a very fruitful 1997 and the young company is looking forward to 1998.

Mill manager Percy Champagne said the oriented strandboard mill in Barwick had one of the fastest start-up times in the industry—and is far ahead of the company’s original projections.

Celebrity urges native youths to be ‘warriors’

His message could be summed up in three words—“Be a warrior.”

That’s what “Litefoot,” a Native American role model, actor, motivator and rap artist, told those gathered here at the Oh-Shki-Be-Ma-Te-Ze-Win, Weechi-it-te-win Family Services and Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Authority Christmas celebration last Thursday.

And his message was aimed mostly at the youth.

Cooler weather, snow needed

While the unseasonably mild weather so far this winter is being welcomed by some, district farmers wouldn’t mind if the mercury would fall—along with a bit more snow.

Near record high temperatures this week have made pastures a bit mucky for animals. In fact, local ag rep Gary Sliworsky said it’s becoming hard for farmers to keep their livestock dry.

DYS stages Christmas concert

Lights are everywhere at this time of year, and the same held true at Donald Young School for its annual Christmas concert.

The students, through their performances, told the capacity crowd on hand that this was the season to celebrate the Light of the World bringing life to all.