While most children begin to learn to read and write without any problems, some struggle. And that’s where the new “Reading Recovery” program comes in. Phillip Whitefish, a grade one student in Helen Mose’s class at Donald Young School here in Emo, is in the program. He loves animals, and […]

The decorations and photographs were up at the Emo Legion last Friday evening for the Centennial Country Sweetheart Dance. The Norlund Funtimers, featuring Elmer and Teresa Norlund and Evelyn Whalen, along with guest players Vince Sheppard and Romeo Duguay, provided the music that kept the dance floor busy all night. […]

Librarian Shirley Sheppard, in her year-end report, said “another busy and hectic year has come and gone” at the Emo Public Library, including flooding, feasting, and famine. The famine was with government cutbacks while the flood last spring brought activities there, and at the toy library, to a standstill. This […]

It’s wasn’t a full dressing down but local 4-H leaders had their egos taken down a bit during the Rainy River District 4-H Association’s awards banquet Friday night in Emo. Leader Kim Jo Calder said there was “a lot of bickering” going on among some of the leaders–bickering she found […]

The reason why the Emo Centennial committee chose a steamship for its 100th anniversary logo is based very much on the history of the Rainy River District.

The livestock inspection station in Rainy River has yet to make a profit for area cattlemen, showing a loss on the books for 1998 as the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association held its annual meeting last Wednesday in Stratton. Expenses outweighed revenues by more than $1,000 last year, dwindling away the […]

About 60 snowmobilers participated in the Emo Borderland Snowmobile Club’s annual poker derby last Saturday, Jan. 23. The route went from Emo to Barwick to Stratton and back, with riders getting their final card at the Emo Arena. Ross Anderson had the top poker hand to win $292.50, with Lyndon […]

Despite a few weather delays and shipping mix-up, Ed Tympkin of Globeco, a building components plant setting up in Rainy River, is still looking to be up and running by March 1. The hydraulic press for making the insulated panels arrived earlier this month, and Tympkin hoped to have the […]

Peter Spuzak is hoping for several more recommendations of support, like the one in principle from Fort Frances town council earlier this week, for a ring scale at the Stratton sales barn. Spuzak, president of the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association, said his group wants to include several letters of support […]

OPP detachments in Fort Frances, Kenora, Red Lake, and Dryden have set up drop boxes so people can help out a Grassy Narrows family which had their house and all their possessions wiped out by fire Christmas Day. Around 1 a.m. on Christmas Day, Kenora OPP were called to the […]

The Christmas Day service at the Emo Christian Reform Church was very well attended this year as members from other churches, which happened to not have any Christmas Day services, overflowed the sanctuary, giving it a “pull together” atmosphere. There was the lighting of the Advent wreath and the children’s […]

It may have sprouted up at the last minute this year but Emo’s first “Tree of Giving” looks like it will grow into an annual event. Christmas presents and stocking stuffers went out to about 30 needy children from Emo to Rainy River as a result of the program organized […]