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Strong cattle sale rounds out year

Cattlemen were hoping for a strong sale to close out 1998 at the Stratton sales yard, and it seems they got what they wanted.

More than 1,300 head of cattle, mostly calves, went through the auction ring there Saturday. Prices were strong, staying well over $1/lb. for the most part, with many lots selling between $1.10-$1.15/lb.

Area cattlemen gearing up for year-end sale

This Saturday should mark the final sale of 1998 at the Stratton sales yard and indications are the year will end on a high note.

Peter Spuzak, president of the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association, said yesterday he’s expecting almost 1,000 head of cattle to move through the auction ring this weekend, matching the numbers at the yearling sale there earlier this month.

Local firefighters attend conference

Leo Pruys, Shawn Hyatt, Gary Victor Hughes, Allan Empey, and Bill Enge all participated in “Fire Con ’98” over the weekend, which offered specialized training in all aspects of firefighting.

They drove down Thursday and returned home after the Sunday workshops. In order to get a certificate for this conference, you must adequately pass a test.