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Dream come true!

Greg Bombay, right, and his daughter, Tricia Bombay, said winning the RRWT was a dream come true. They were all smiles as they hoisted the trophy for the first time Saturday!

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All set for the pumpkin festival!

everal people raided Len Ricci's pumpkin patch over the weekend in search of prize winning pumpkins for the upcoming festival. Back row, l. to r., Laurie Fairfield, Allan Hartnell and Len Ricci. Fr. l. to r. Madeline, Henry and Ava Hartnell, Anika Friesen, Colton Hartnell, Kenzie, Laine and Mike Fairfield.

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Hear ye! Hear ye!

Rainy River Town Crier delivered a proclamation last Wednesday congratulating Queen Elizabeth on becoming the longest reigning British Monarch in history!

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Labour Day Champs!

Cruz Control won the Rainy River Labour Day Classic on Sunday when they beat Stratton 5-4 in extra innings! There were six teams vying for the title. Back row, l. to r., Austin Jack, John Desaulniers, Mike Jourdain, Matt Godin, Ron McGinnis and Brian Hook. Front row, l. to r., Fred Archie, Chris Jack, Donnie Gall, Nick Wepruk and Curtis Wepruk.

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Budding artist

Shantelle Davidson, 27, with roots in Rainy River, is hoping to make it big in the music industry. She just released her first professional album. Above is the photo, taken by RR photographer, Kim Chorney, used on her album cover.

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Rodeo comes to Rainy River!

The Best Start Hub, Northwestern Health Unit, Ontario Provincial Police and Canadian Tire partnered to host a Bicycle Rodeo in Rainy River Friday morning. Twelve kids participated and learned bicycle safety, what equipment to wear and proper turn and stop signals. From left to right, Tori Wood, Joewell Cory, Brin Hagarty, Serenity Dobransky, Braxton Huziak, Kennedy Mosher and Tammer Quran on bicycles getting ready to travel the rodeo course set up by Constable Guy Beaudry, right, OPP summer student Tory Beaudry left and OPP summer student Claire Sandelovich (not pictured).

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Home damaged by fire

Dawson and Rainy River Fire Departments worked in tandem on Wednesday afternoon to save Al and Jane Mintenko's Little St. home. While they saved the structure, the home was heavily smoke and water damaged. The cause is believed to be electrical and started at the front of the house.

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The Champs!

Barry Lamoureux, left, and Deb Whetzel won the Men's and Women's titles respectively at this year's Rainy River Open Golf Tournament. It was held on Sunday at Oak Harbour Golf Course in Baudette.

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Lord Stanley's Cup visits area

Stanley Cup Champ, and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman, Duncan Keith, brought the Stanley Cup back to Fort Frances this past Saturday, where he played much of his minor hockey.
–Joey Payeur photo

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Site preparation

The site for the Rainy River Sk8 Park is currently being prepared for the pouring of a concrete base adjacent to the tennis courts and arena. If all goes well it may be open for usage before school starts.

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