Win me! No! Not the lovely Hannah…. But the Princecraft Vectra 21 Pontoon Boat. This is the grand prize being raffled by the Rainy River Baudette Border Lions Club at this year’s Rainy River Walleye Tournament, September 19, 2020.
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There is nothing quite like the smell of hot asphalt in the morning. That’s what there was Monday morning in Rainy River as truckloads of asphalt rolled into town and the Pioneer Paving crew fired up their paving train and rollers. Imagine fresh smooth pavement and voila the potholes are gone.
The bees should be buzzing, but with spring taking its own sweet time arriving, there has been little for the bees to buzz about. Normally by this time bees are busy collecting their first loads of pollen from the alders and pussy willows.
While this COVID19 and social distancing has certainly thrown a monkey wrench into the works the RRWT and the RRBB Lions Club are not throwing in the towel.
When it comes to Gospel Music, few are more steadfast than Willie and Rodi Longnecker. And while Social Distancing may have curbed their ability to hold their long time Gospel singing gatherings, it certainly has not silenced them. . . just detoured them a little on their journey.
It was standing room only as the public packed the Rainy River Arena on both Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8. Throngs of proud parents, grandparents, and friends were treated to an amazing show entitled Blades on Broadway, presented by the Rainy River Figure Skating Club.
The Rainy River Figure Skating Club was busy rehearsing on Sunday, March 1 for their upcoming Blades on Broadway shows Saturday March 7 at 6 p.m. and Sunday March 8 at 2 p.m.
There are about 40 young people in this year's spectacular from Rainy River and neighbouring communities.
Saturday, Feb. 22 was the perfect day for the Rick Bourre Memorial Fishing Derby. Brilliant sunshine and mild temperatures had about 150 participants pour onto the ice of the Rainy River at the town's Hannam Park.
Several Prides of Lions were spotted prowling Rainy River on Friday, Feb. 7. The frigid temperatures soon had some four dozen seeking shelter in the meeting hall of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br 54. The occasion was the Charter Celebration of the Rainy River-Baudette Border Lions Club.
It was a full house at the Ethnic Supper at Our Lady of the Good Counsel in Rainy River, Sunday night, Feb. 16. Hosted by the Fr. Florentin Council of the Knights of Columbus, Grand Knight Dave Sharp of Stratton MC'd the event.