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Fire destroys Couchiching home

A Couchiching family barely had time to flee their home in the early-morning hours of Monday after being awakened by the sound of smoke detectors and the crackle of flames burning through the walls.

The Couchiching volunteer fire department rushed to the house, located on the south side of Highway 11 just before the Noden Causeway, after a call came in at 4 a.m.

Ag Days sees high attendance

The fourth annual Ag Days is being hailed a success by its organizers, with more than 60 people in attendance both Friday and Saturday at the Barwick recreation hall for the trade show, seed fair and lecture series.

The trade show was packed with exhibits, ranging from farm equipment, to elk breeders, to local businesses and service groups.

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.