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‘Quest’ contestants rolling in

As the deadline to enter this year’s “Quest for the Best” singing contest looms, finding 20 entrants shouldn’t be a problem, organizer Dawn Booth said.

“We’ve got 12, including one duet, so far,” Booth said Monday, adding the annual competition, sponsored by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce and CFOB, already is shaping up to be better than ever.

Humour to highlight Simmons concert

What can you expect from an musician who wears hats made out of kitchen supplies, moose antlers, a goose decoy, tin can lids, and ping-pong balls?

Fun, games, and lots of laughs, said Al Simmons, the Juno Award-winning children’s entertainer who will bring his act to the Townshend Theatre next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. as part of the “Kids and Co.” lineup.

Town opts to stick with RRFDC

The committee of the whole of council last night recommended the town stick with services offered by the Rainy River Future Development Corp. rather than forming its own economic development office.

Mayor Glenn Witherspoon said this morning council and the RRFDC board will meet in the near future to work out some “minor details.”

Seven graduate from program

Seven graduates of the Aboriginal Early Childhood Education program at Confederation College had the honour of being the first class to have their ceremony at the Townshend Theatre.

“It was wonderful. It was nice for the graduates to have it in such a great place,” campus manager Don Lovisa said of last Thursday’s ceremony, adding he also received positive feedback from spectators.

No buyers for old high school

Old Fort Frances High School on First Street East has yet to attract a new owner after being on the open market since early December.

“We’ve had a number of people interested, and they toured through the building, but we haven’t had an offer on it yet,” said Warren Hoshizaki, director of education with the Rainy River District School Board.