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Teen found

The Rainy River District OPP has located a missing youth.

Sarah Cupp, 15, was found safe and sound yesterday evening.

She was reported missing early yesterday after having been last seen on Friday leaving Fort Frances High School.

Town help requested for downtown

The Shops on Scott (BIA) is asking the town for a hand in making a few improvements on Scott Street.

Council will receive a few written requests from the downtown business group at its regular meeting tonight.

The first is for Public Works to remove a number of trees that have died so the group can replace them with new ones.

Lakers fall to Pistons again

With all the shots flying in his direction, Pierce Dushenko must have felt like he was in the middle of a “Duck Dynasty” episode—playing the role of the duck.

The Steinbach Pistons outshot the Fort Frances Lakers 50-16 as the MJHL runners-up from last season completed a home-and-home pre-season sweep with a 4-1 win there Friday night.

More chili chefs sought

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce has some chefs lined up for its annual “Great Canadian Chili Cook-Off” this Wednesday (Sept. 16) but is leaving the door open a little longer for those who may be hesitating.

Chamber executive director Jennifer Soderholm said seven teams have signed up to enter chili in the contest but there’s room for five more.

Lakers lose to Pistons

The Fort Frances Lakers dug themselves a hole from which they couldn’t quite climb out.

Luke Amsbaugh tallied twice as the Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) doubled the Lakers 4-2 in pre-season action Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

The Lakers (0-2) were down 1-0 after the first period, then gave up two goals 1:08 apart late in the second to trail 3-0.

‘Fool’s Gold’ premiering tonight

The crew of “Fool’s Gold” is hoping everyone will tune in to see the first two episodes of Season 2 when it premiers tonight at 7 p.m. on Discovery.

About 100 fans turned out to a launch party Friday night at the Copper River Inn, where they took in a pre-screening of the first two episodes.

“It’s wonderful,” Fort Frances Coun. John Albanese beamed after watching the shows.

Second phase

Bay City Contractors has begun the second phase of the King’s Highway upgrade between Webster and Wright Avenues, starting with the replacement of the watermain and three services. As reported earlier this week, the work is a month behind schedule, meaning motorists will be using the Fourth Street West detour until mid-October.