The Rainy River District Fastball League will be without one of its original teams when it begins its 33rd season May 19. Williams, Mn. no longer will compete in the district league due to a lack of players, leaving just eight teams–Barwick, Emo, Pinewood, Rainy River, Stratton, Big Island, Big […]

The local adult mixed slo-pitch season, slated to begin next Monday, will see a reduced number of teams playing in the Thursday night league. Last season saw a full slate of 12 teams compete Thursdays, traditionally one of the most popular nights, but only 10 were accepted this year because […]

As is so often the case in any sport, hard work and a determined effort can lead a less-talented team to victory. The Muskie boys’ soccer team, though blessed with its share of talent, used that hard-work formula en route to a third-place finish at the St. John’s Ravenscourt tournament […]

Faced with a schedule that forces his team to play all of their games in just over a month, the head coach of the Muskie girls’ soccer team knows full well the importance of playing as many exhibition matches as possible before the NorWOSSA tournament. So despite winning just one […]

Imagine being faced with the problem of having to run a quality physical education program–without access to a gymnasium. As unbelievable as that may seem, that’s the situation being faced by teachers at J.W. Walker School here this year. It’s nothing new that the school doesn’t have its own gym. […]

Canada’s premier aerobatics flying team–the Snowbirds 431 Air Demonstration Squadron–is set to take to the skies over the Fort Frances Airport on May 28 at 6 p.m. The nine red, white, and blue jets, complete with smoke oil, will criss-cross the aerial stage in a captivating display that includes 55 […]

Come mid-July, two local teenagers will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to mingle with 6,000 other teens from around the world when they attend the Presbyterian Youth Triennium in Indiana. Amanda Cotterill, 15, and Shaunna Cuthbertson, 16, two youth members of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church here, will attend the one-week conference […]

Making the honour roll at Fort High could pay off–literally. A group of students in the Honour Society is canvassing local businesses to participate in an academic recognition program at the high school. Melanie Halvorsen, a grade 11 student, said the idea was brought up to students by teacher Marnie […]

The Border Concert series closed out another great season April 25 with the appearance of “Hotlanta” at Backus Auditorium in International Falls. From the opening number, “Wolverine Blues,” the Atlanta-based sextet had the audience clapping, toe-tapping, and humming along with many of the great tunes from the early days of […]

The service is slated to transfer to Kenora next month but local residents are making 11th-hour pleas to keep the ambulance dispatch here. Devlin resident Lee Ann Arden wondered if, in an emergency situation, people would be calm enough to give an ambulance dispatcher, unfamiliar with the area, clear directions […]

The Northwest Catholic District School Board has announced the first round of casualties from the ministry’s new funding model, declaring 4.75 teaching positions as surplus. The decision was made at Saturday’s regular board meeting in Dryden, during which the 1998-99 preliminary budget, which predicted a $117,000 shortfall, was presented to […]

The Muskie football team and its Touchdown booster club plan to make renovations to Westfort field beginning in September. The plans, though still in the infant stage, include installing a new water irrigation system and building a storage facility for the players’ equipment. Construction of a new press box and […]