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Life's lessons sometimes need more than one repeat

Often in life we have those experiences that we would rather not admit to or would wish we could roll the clock back so we could rethink our decisions. No matter what though, we can often say those situations were opportunities to learn.

Two weekend fires

Fire crews were busy over the weekend battling two separate blazes in the vicinity of the Battlefords. One of the fires happened about 14kilometres east on Highway 40 Sunday.

Weather advances harvest operations

Harvest has been in full swing with above normal temperatures. The long weekend was a bit on the cool side and we even had to start the furnace in our camper one of those evenings. However it was a lazy weekend for us.

Injuries in three-vehicle MVA

Five people were sent to hospital with undetermined injuries following a multi-vehicle accident on Carlton Trail and Territorial Avenue Thursday. Three vehicles were involved in the collision at that intersection.
North Stars end pre-season with 1-3 record

North Stars end pre-season with 1-3 record

The Battlefords North Stars have dwindled down the roster and Thursday morning it will be officially announced.

Corn roast celebrates the harvest

The Maidstone Museum annual corn and hot dog roast was held Labour Day from 4 to 7 p.m. It was enjoyed by more than 80 who attended on a perfect September harvest day.


NUNES: Maria Lea (nee Marshall), 88 years old, died at her home in Novato, California, after a long illness. She was born in Dol Bojanowice, near Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1922, to Johann Marsalek and Maria Marsalek (nee Mattiola).

Celebrating summer one more time

The sun shone brightly as the community of Maidstone celebrated a little bit more summer during the school community council's Backyard Barbecue and Block Party Sept. 7.

Fire at Lawrence School

The recent string of suspected vandalism across the community hit Lawrence School Thursday. A playground slide was destroyed by fire, according to North Battleford Fire and Emergency Services.
Midget Stars split battle with Blazers

Midget Stars split battle with Blazers

Some roster moves still remain to be made for the Battlefords Midget Stars, but after their first two games of the pre-season there appears to be some new optimism for the hockey team. The Stars were in Saskatoon Thursday to play the Blazers.
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