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Family set to open up shop

Larry Allen said opening up an antique and gift shop wasn’t an overnight dream but more like a nightmare not knowing if it was going to thrive or be nothing more than another well-thought out idea.

“But we’ll never know unless we get both our feet wet,” he reasoned.

4-H looking for exchange students

Two more teens are needed to fill out the roster of local 4-H’ers bound for Olds, Alta. this summer on an exchange program funded through the federal government.

Kim Jo Calder, a club leader with the Rainy River District 4-H Association, said anyone aged 14-18 who was interested had to sign up by the end of this week, plus hand in their $174 registration fee.

Bull sale draws large numbers

The benches around the auction ring at the Stratton sales yard were packed Saturday, with 13 of the 19 bulls up for bid finding buyers at the 20th-annual Rainy River Bull Evaluation Centre’s sale.

A Charolais bull raised by Wayne C. Meyers fetched the highest bid at $2,200. The next highest went to a Black Angus bull raised by Bob Irvine for $1,850.

Golf course to capture flood water for irrigation

An off-line pond capturing flood water from the spring run-off and heavy rainstorms could be the answer to the irrigation needs of Kitchen Creek golf course without upsetting its neighbours.

Greens committee chair Rick Payne said the golf course has given up any plans for drawing water directly from the creek, noting the water flow through there is too low during most of the year.

Dam to be removed, two wells capped at Kitchen Creek

Strong concerns raised during a public information session last week has convinced the executive board at Kitchen Creek Golf Course to remove the rock dam near the edge of its property by Kehl Road.

Greens committee chair Rick Payne, who attended the session last Wednesday at the Crozier Hall, brought the concerns forward to the executive Monday night.