During the Fire on the Circle event on July 3 in Alpha, twins Liv and Lena Anderson used the fire hose in one of the games provided by the Alpha-Mastodon Fire Department. Throughout the day, firefighters assisted youngsters with the fire hose and... more
Pretty as a picture are these five Amasa Queen candidates, from left, Laina Toivonen, 15; Sydney Honkala, 15; Michaela Sterio, 18; Becky Showers, 17; and Tejai Kernats, 16. In the final tally, Toivonen was named Amasa Queen and Showers took the... more
The Swedes swept away the Italians July 9 by a score of 20-8 in the annual Wop-Swede ethnic softball game played at Runkle Lake Park as part of Bass Festival. Pictured, from left, front row, are Seth Chernach, Dan Surface, Chad Martin, Marcus... more
Kaitlin LaChapelle (left) and Mia Arcand paddled their way to first place in the women’s division of the Paint River canoe race during the Bass Festival. Saima Santi and Aubrianna Ahola finished second and  Rebecca and Lydia Peterson wound up third.

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Specatators watched from the Paint River Boardwalk platform as brothers Nick (left) and Robby Baumgartner paddle to first place in the men’s division of the annual canoe race.

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Pretty as a picture are these five Amasa Queen candidates, from left, Laina Toivonen, 15; Sydney Honkala, 15; Michaela Sterio, 18; Becky Showers, 17; and Tejai Kernats, 16.

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The Swedes swept away the Italians July 9 by a score of 20-8 in the annual Wop-Swede ethnic softball game played at Runkle Lake Park as part of Bass Festival.