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Shooting for gold

Shooting for gold

The Battle River Archer's Club went to Lethbridge, Alta. Jan. 21 to 23, intent on winning and they didn't disappoint.

Crimes against persons up

Crimes against persons and property in the town of Battleford are on the rise, according to a report presented to town council. Staff Sgt. Phil Wilson attended the Jan.

Winter birds spotted by other watchers

We are once again experiencing some lovely weather with temperatures just below zero and no wind. I mentioned that winter birds were not abundant up until now.
We've become an iFamily

We've become an iFamily

When Apple announced its last quarter's earnings recently, one figure stood out - how many iPhones are sold every day.

Under the B

Bingo was played at Maidstone Drop In Centre Jan. 5 with very few attending due to another seniors' event being held at the same time. Margaret MacEachern did the calling as we played only half as many games as usual.

And the survey says

While far from scientific, a poll has a message of some kind for city council when it meets Feb. 7 to discuss the next stage of the CUPlex project.

Auxiliary hosts card tournaments

The Maidstone Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies' Auxiliary held a cribbage and kaiser tournament Jan. 22 at the local Legion Hall on Main Street. The turnout was not as large as hoped for, but those who attended enjoyed the event.

Skating rink offers exercise venue

It is good to know Waseca skating rink has been in operation since the end of December. The rink is available to families and individuals who are interested in making skating a part of their exercise and recreation activities.
Maintaining dictatorships keeps the oil flowing

Maintaining dictatorships keeps the oil flowing

I was just 14 at the time, coming into the world as it were, when the Berlin Wall fell. As a child, I grew up with the prospect of nuclear annihilation at any moment.

Memorial dance benefits United Way

Battlefords United Way Executive Director Jane Zielke has announced that proceeds from the Aaron Fauchon New Year's Eve memorial dance totaled $11,466.
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