With Christmas once again upon us, we pause to remember the simple joys of days gone by. But though times have changed, the true spirit of the holiday season remains forever constant. This was true at the annual Christmas Chorale held at the Emo Christian Reformed Church before a packed […]

“The Rainy River First Nation’s way of life obligates us as stewards to take care of the Rainy River. Through our way of life, we have preserved knowledge which we will share and pass on. It is everyone’s responsibility to project, conserve, and revitalize the river.” –Community Environmental Watch Framework […]

Echo Lake Estates is still waiting to hear back from the Ministry of the Environment over who is responsible for an easement on the south side of the property that needs to be enclosed before a subdivision agreement can be signed. Wendy Judson, who’s been developing the Emo property with […]

Sounds of the season were echoed by Donald Young School students as they presented their annual Christmas concert in the gym packed with parents and friends. The evening’s entertainment provided everything from music to recitation, skits, and choir participation. As always, children love to perform–especially for their parents. After principal […]

As adults and parents, we often pay lip service to the idea that our children–the upcoming generation–are our most precious resource. Yet frequently, what transpires in the hours between entry on and exit from the old yellow school bus are (depending on how verbal our children are) a sort of […]

You might call it a sign of the times. The first of two signs promoting agriculture in Rainy River District was hoisted into place late last week just west of Fort Frances on a piece of land owned by Leon DeGagne. The second sign is set to go up just […]

The public school board is looking at a $680,000 shortfall after trustees finalized the budget last night–despite an $80,000 revenue increase due to higher-than-expected enrolment. Superintendent of Business Jack McMillan told trustees the $680,000 shortfall for the 1998 fiscal year had to be covered by reserves this year. This has […]

Hear ye! Hear ye! The Emo Centennial committee is looking for a town crier! As far back as the Middle Ages, many towns had someone who yelled out the public announcements contest while wandering the streets. Sort of a like a newspaper on two legs. Well, the committee wants to […]

In Gaelic, Emo means “Edge of the Plain.” In English, it means “The Place our First Reeve was From.” Alexander Luttrell was born Feb. 14, 1845 near Emo, Ireland (which is spelled Ioma in Gaelic). After the potato famine, his mother and father, with their eight children in tow, came […]

While public school board trustees were presented with last May’s standardized grade three testing results just last night, Donald Young School already is working on how to make next year’s results better. Across the district, schools saw students’ understanding in reading and mathematics decrease from the 1996-97 test results. DYS […]

Fundraising for the Emo hospital’s renovation project got off to a good start Friday night, with more than $24,000 raised at the kick-off dinner and silent auction. The Emo Legion was packed as all 200 seats to the event were sold well ahead of time. Co-organizer and emcee Percy Champagne […]

Christmas is coming and so is the fifth season of the Rainy River Community Choir, which stages its first of four performances tomorrow night. “Music and Readings for the Christmas Season” opens at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bergland, then moves to Our Lady of […]