Emo Walleye Classic set to go!

By Robin McCormick
Devlin correspondent

The organizers of the Emo Walleye Classic have worked hard to hold the ever popular event. Although it will take place virtually, it WILL take place.

The event will be held April 10-11. It will take place virtually and is scheduled from 8a.m to 4 p.m

Because the USA/Canada border closure continues, Canadian anglers will fish only on the Canadian side of the Rainy River and the American anglers only the American side.

With the combination of high winds and any moisture we had on the weekend having already evaporated, the fire risk is back to High. The LaVallee Fire and Emergency Service has restricted open-air burning.

There is no significant moisture in the forecast until next week. Let’s work together and lessen the risk of fire.

Lard Larson of Miscampbell lost his home and everything he had in a fire earlier this week. Unfortunately he had no insurance. A collection has been started by George Roulston and Crystal Smith. Donations can be dropped off at 1003 Cornwall North in Fort Frances.

There are plans in the making to organize a fundraiser for a burger/chip sale or spaghetti take out. Anyone wanting to help contact George or Crystal.

The lucky winner of the Emo Legion 50/50 draw was Karl Willemsen. He pocketed $1288.00.

Be sure to purchase your ticket.

Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Hal Harasymyk on his sudden passing.

Your community is remembering you in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Easter. Chances are it will not be as we wish. Covid is definitely effecting our special celebrations, but make the best Easter you possible can.

Robin’s 2 cents

One Easter, a father was teaching his son to drive, when out of nowhere a rabbit jumped on the road. “I nearly ruined Easter! I almost ran over the Easter Bunny!” said the boy. His father replied, “It’s okay son-you missed it by a hare.”