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Head shaving for multiplex

The final push is on to shave every last hair off of Derek Schmidt's scalp. Schmidt, of Bill and Don's Men's Wear has pledged to have his head shaved if $10,000 can be raised for the Credit Union CUPlex by August 31.
Baseball in Saskatchewan ain't going anywhere

Baseball in Saskatchewan ain't going anywhere

The Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum houses hundreds of historical baseball artifacts and Saturday 13 inductees, one family and one team graced the hall of fame.
Touch football scores

Touch football scores

After three days of scheduled action, just two teams sit in the standings without a loss. The Huskies are 2-0-1 to start the season as they thumped the Silver Bullets 53-12 Aug. 19 and 28-0 over the Slammers Tuesday.
Battle Inn the Fords

Battle Inn the Fords

The second Annual Battle Inn The Fords turned out great, with five local bands rocking out to three judges and a loud crowd of supporters. The bands that participated were Keara Monument, Palm Tree Pilots, Chevrotains, Six Blocks, and Mister Fire.

African Canadians from the area honour in Battleford

The ceremony may have been short and sweet Saturday, but to those honoured it was a meaningful and appreciated ceremony held at the Battleford Legion Hall.

Eldebrock rocks the web

Eldebrock, an up-and-coming rock band, recently won an award for their website, www.eldebrock.net. The award, presented by the Interactive Media Council, was for website design in the music category.
Who needs training camp?

Who needs training camp?

Just like Labour Day is a football tradition in Canada, Brett Favre "retiring" and eventually returning to training camp has become an annual tradition in the NFL.

Boys and Girls Club offers new program

Battlefords Boys and Girls Club is heading south with a new after school program.

Silver lining in for U18 development soccer team

After winning two tournament during the summer months, the Battlefords Stingers U18 Development Girls soccer team had high expectations for provincials, which were held in Lloydminster July 23 to 25.
Rider ready prepare for Edmonton after bye week

Rider ready prepare for Edmonton after bye week

Back to work. The Saskatchewan Roughriders enjoyed a bye week after their 37-13 win over B.C. in the Hall of Fame Game Aug. 12 at Mosaic Stadium.