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Sam Odrowski

Summer hiring fair successful

Employers across the district are having a hard time filling entry-level positions.

To address this issue and lessen the gap ,a summer hiring fair was held at Fort High last Wednesday.

During the event employers accepted resumes, conducted on the spot interviews, and networked with students in hopes of filling vacant positions.

Infrastructure replacement

The Town of Rainy River recently replaced the waterline from First Street to Sixth Street along Atwood Avenue and is waiting to have the road paved. Water and sewer lines will also be replaced along 5th Street during the 2019 construction season. The town's water and sewer lines are over 110 years old and the number of water breaks and sewer backups were increasing in frequency.

Job fair

Safeway employees April Deveau, left and Landyn Gesic had a booth set up at Fort Frances High School for their job fair on Wednesday. They provided students with information about the jobs they offer as well as accepted resumes from those interested in a position at the store here.

Penny table

Terry Beadle took a chance at the penny table during the La Vallee Fire Department's third-annual spaghetti dinner at the Devlin Hall on Saturday. An array of prizes were available to bid on at the penny table and a $300 fire safety door prize was raffled off for attendees at the end of the night.

Spaghetti feast

Retired firefighter Len McCormick, left, and Gail Kelly enjoyed a hot meal at the La Vallee Fire Department's third-annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday evening at the Devlin Hall. The fundraiser saw 235 people go through the door and raised roughly $2,500 through ticket sales.

Signing up

Fort High student Shallin Scott-MacNeil entered her name into a draw hosted by McDonald's during the job fair that was held in the school's gymnasium yesterday. Over 20 employers set up booths to provide students with information, accept resumes, and conduct on the spot interviews. Every class at Fort High participated in the job fair over the course of the day.

Talking money matters

TD Canada Trust branch manager Katie Trigg spoke with Grade 6 St. Francis School student Jarred Galusha while visiting his class last Thursday to give a presentation on financial literacy. She spoke to the students about the basics of money, bank accounts, budgeting, and money management. Trigg also visited Morgan Krueger's class at St.

Bridge construction

Construction of the bridge between Rainy River and Baudette is well underway, having started in June of last year. The contractor will use a crane on the temporary causeway into Rainy River on the Minnesota side this summer. This will give crews a working space to construct the bridge abutment and first river pier.