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Grand champion

Kerry Hyatt led this year’s grand champion steer away from the auction after it was purchased by the Rainy River Future Development Corp. The animal, born on Clayton Teeple’s farm and named “J.D.,” was Hyatt’s 12th and final 4-H steer.

Big collision

Pharmasave forward Mike Webb and Chris Faragher of Domino’s collided during the Borderland Soccer Association’s men’s final last Thursday evening at the St. Francis Sportsfields. Domino’s eked out a 1-0 win to claim the title.

Close to the action

The AbitibiBowater biomass boiler construction site fascinates local senior John Plichta, who has been watching the progress from his nearby home over the past year. But since the trees have blossomed, he’s had to find a closer seat to the action. He also regularly jokes with the workers about being the neighbourhood sidewalk police.

Men's soccer finale

Pharmasave forward Mike Webb, right, raced to be the first to the ball during the men’s soccer final at the St. Francis Sportsfields yesterday evening. Pharmasave ended up losing 1-0 to defending champion Domino’s.

‘Butt’ clean-up

A small group of youths braved the elements yesterday afternoon to show their support for smoke-free parks and beaches here—a local Youth Action Alliance initiative. They picked up cigarette butts along the riverfront walkway as part of a Regional Day of Action, which culminated with activities at Pither’s Point Park.

Queen hopefuls

The five Emo Fair queen contestants posed for a group picture at the “Meet and Greet” held last week. The young ladies and the judges got to know each other while enjoying a barbecue and some cake before sitting down, individually, for their interviews. The contestants’ entertainment night is Thursday (Aug. 14) at 7 p.m. upstairs in the Emo arena.

Perfect drive

Kitchen Creek Classic winner Taylor Jorgenson admired his drive on the 12th hole during Sunday’s final round. He finished with an even-par total of 144 to win the annual two-day tournament by two strokes over defending champ “Snake” Krawchuk and Andrew Katrin.

Private concert

“Faber Drive” kept its word and played an exclusive acoustic set for Nikki, Chris, and Callahan Wiedenhoeft, along with their friends, on Friday evening after they won the draw which took place after Thursday night’s main concert at the Townshend Theatre. Everyone had a great time as they got to meet and hang out with the band, then crowd around for an intimate concert.

Rookie camp

Prospective Fort Frances Jr. Sabres battled hard over two days of heated scrimmages at the Ice for Kids Arena during the team’s annual rookie camp this past weekend. Sixteen players made the cut and were asked to attend the Sabres’ main training camp, which gets underway Aug. 21.