News from our local schools and the community youth.

Little Falls Carnival

Mason Pickering lets a wicked slapshot go at the Little Falls Carnival last Thursday night. Emmett Doupe, Isaac Zurbrigg, Ryan Hodkinson and Carson Brock enjoying the Little Falls Carnival. (Jake Grant photos) Fernando Portillo gets a temporary tattoo at the Little Falls Carnival (Stewart Grant photo)

Blanshard Nursery School Open House

On Wednesday, the Blanshard Nursery School, which currently operates on the Holy Name of Mary School’s main floor, held an open house for parents of children aged 30 months to five years interested in registering them for this fall. Two kids at the open house Wednesday were Oliver Snider, 4, left, who will be starting…

Outdoor Classroom at Holy Name

The SK/1 class at Holy Name is spending most of their learning time outdoors this year. Last spring several parents donated items to create an outdoor classroom and playspace including large rocks, tires, sand, a mud kitchen, stumps, soil, and logs. With full support from principal Brent Langan, the students have thoroughly enjoyed connecting with…

Several cases of Fifth disease at LFPS

Within the last week, there have been three confirmed cases of Fifth disease, or Fifths disease, at Little Falls Public School, as well as several other unconfirmed cases. The school sent out a notice reminding parents that “up to 20 weeks pregnant is a very critical time for pregnancy with regard to Fifth disease,” and…

St. Marys Minor Ball clinics

St. Marys coach Derek Boonstra explains the proper grip for throwing a hardball to a bunch of “Rookie” level ball players last Friday. The 14th consecutive year of St. Marys Minor Ball free indoor clinics began last Friday in the gym at St. Marys DCVI. The clinics are led by local coach Derek Boonstra and…

DCVI Inclusion Team presents at Industry Breakfast

Pictured are, from left DCVI Inclusion Team members Skylar Algra, Johanna Hainer, Raelyn Marshall, Team leader Bailey Wiffen, Jaron Camp and DCVI Principal April Smith. By Dan Rankin Prior to hearing about 2016 budget highlights and learning about the Queen Street reconstruction, local industry representatives gathered for breakfast at the St. Marys Golf and Country…