First Nations students from around the district will be at the Couchiching Bingo Palace later this month to test their know-how in aboriginal matters in the first-annual “Knowledge Bowl.” Slated March 25 from 9:30 a.m. to about 2 p.m., aboriginal, Métis, and Inuit youth in grades five to eight will […]

If you want a sneak peek at this year’s crop of bulls that will be up for sale later this month from the Rainy River District Bull Test Station, you should check out its annual open house Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Charolais, Simmental, Hereford, Angus, and Gelbvieh are the […]

Alberton firefighters jumped into action Wednesday afternoon when a garage fire was reported at the Ed Hill residence on Hammond Road. “You could see the black smoke just rising,” Alberton Fire Chief Sandy Haney noted as he and other volunteer firefighters arrived on the scene around 2 p.m. Because the […]

Grade five and six students at Donald Young School in Emo are researching their community’s roots back into the 1880s when Alexander Luttrell travelled from Ireland to Canada, settling on the shores of the Rainy River. He called his new home Emo after his birthplace in Emo, Ireland. Now the […]

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 […]

Jay Neilson is one of the few kids in the world who was able to bring worms into class and not get in trouble for it. Mind you, the fifth-grader’s collection of dew worms, red wigglers, and a mysterious variety dubbed “garden” worms were all part of his science fair […]

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 […]