The 1998 Coffee Break/Story Hour Convention was held at Gordon College in Wenham, Wash., with more than 1,000 women from across North America, of all ages and walks of life, on hand for it. This included ladies from the Emo Christian Reformed, including Gertie Boven, Betty Esselink, Cora VanSmeerdyk, Geneva […]

Local businesses are feeling the crunch now that the strike by some 450 Communications, Energy and Papermakers members here–and the layoff of other mill workers–is into its seventh week. “Yes, [the strike] has definitely had an impact in the past 30 days,” Tony Beyak of Causeway Pontiac Buick Ltd. said […]

Three hearing-impaired athletes from southern Ontario made a brief stop here Friday before heading up to the Manitoba border near Kenora to kick-off a 10-week run to boost public awareness for the deaf culture. “The Deaf Trek Across Ontario,” which officially began Saturday, also is being billed as a fundraiser […]

After five weeks of competition, Annissa Johnson got the surprise of a lifetime last Thursday when she was named winner of the regional Miss Hawaiian Tropic Canada “Model Search and Pageant” finals at the Rainy Lake Hotel. “I’m pretty shocked because all the girls were beautiful,” said Johnson, referring to […]

After spending six weeks experiencing life in Rainy River District, the 11 children from Belarus are spending their last few days with their host families before heading for home this weekend. Allan Empey and most of the children will travel to Winnipeg via Kenora on Sunday on the first leg […]

When Richard Elliott left his hometown of Southampton, England last month, he decided to go for a bike ride. A long bike ride, that is. Looking to experience “something different” before he heads off to his first year of university to study a four-year mechanical engineering course in Wales, the […]

Twelve dogs went fetching for glory at the third-annual Four Paws Retriever Contest held last Thursday in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. From puppies to pros, the dogs put on a good show. Some performed perfectly, like Duane Gushulak’s chocolate lab, “Cabella,” while others, like Cherie Mollette’s […]

The Northern Action Group isn’t happy with town council’s decision to hike residential taxes by 10.5 percent (on average) while commercial ratepayers see theirs drop by 3.7 percent. NAG spokesman Allan Bedard asked council Monday night to justify the shift, noting he was going to take the information back to […]

If Joan Richardson keeps on dominating the annual Kitchen Creek Ladies Open, one has to wonder if the Grand Rapids whiz won’t be invited back some day. Although that would never happen, some local golfers probably would think that wasn’t such a bad idea. Richardson won her second Ladies’ Open […]

A former Emo resident received top honours at the National Magazine Awards in Toronto recently. Alison Rose, daughter of former rep. Dan and Ruth Rose, took home the gold award in the Science, Health and Medicine Category for a story that appeared in Canadian Business Technology magazine’s summer 1997 edition. […]

An bald eaglet is less endangered this week after surviving a harrowing fall from its nest late last month. A Jackfish Lake cottage owner awoke early June 25 to find the eaglet fell onto his porch. The nest, which also housed another eaglet, was in a white pine above the […]

Public school board staff who were slated to be cut due to amalgamation and the new funding model seem to have gotten a stay of execution at last night’s committee of the whole meeting here. Acting education director John McLeod presented trustees with his review of staffing for the board’s […]