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Annual church service held at St. Raphael's

The annual church service was held at St. Raphael Roman Catholic Church in Richard, August 7. The service was officiated by Father Ramel Macapala.

Local self-guided tour a great success

The members of 12-40 and Beyond, An Adventure in Rural Life, held another successful tour weekend July 23 and 24. A potluck and wind-up supper was held at Buck and Sandy Lafond's home on the shores of Emerald Lake.
Bachelor glory elbow room

Bachelor glory elbow room

Ed, my neighbour next door, is in his glory. He claims that the happy days of bachelorhood are here again. Ruby, his wife, is on a two-week trip with their daughter and her children. Ed claims he had his first wifeless breakfast this morning.
Semi/ train accident

Semi/ train accident

Friday afternoon, before 1 p.m., a semi with two flat deck trailers was struck crossing the railroad tracks by a train on Territorial Drive at the northwest corner of North Battleford.

Panel discussion to wrap up the sculpture symposium

The Chapel Gallery is hosting a Big Things panel discussion Saturday, August 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The seminar wraps up a week of workshops by sculptors from across the province.
Fun for all at the Radisson and District Ag Society 90th annual fair

Fun for all at the Radisson and District Ag Society 90th annual fair

Saturday, August 6 was a gorgeous day for the kick-off of the Radisson Ag Society's 90th annual fair, with slo-pitch starting in the morning and then the parade at 11 a.m.

Marcelin centennial draws 800

Centennial celebrations have a way of making people within communities work together despite differences.

Maidstone RCMP seeking help on car crimes

MaidstoneRCMP are requesting the public's assistance on a number of crimes involving either items stolen from vehicles or outright vehicle theft.

Arson suspected in vacant building fire

June 30, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Battlefords RCMP were called to a building fire on the 2100 block of 100th Street, North Battleford. The vacant building suffered extensive damage and arson is believed to be the cause. Between 8:00 a.m.

Black tanker trailer stolen

Lloydminster Rural RCMP are requesting the public's assistance regarding the theft of a black tanker trailer.