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Haley Anderson

Housing market remains robust

If the countless “sold” signs perched on yards around town mean anything, then surely they’re a clear sign of the torrid real estate market here.

As the local economy continues on its uncertain path, real estate seemingly is unaffected as demand for housing maintains its high in what continues to be one of the fastest-moving markets in years.

Readers rewarded

Hannah Tucker, two, and her four-year-old sister, Ryleigh, shared a bag of Cheetos at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre yesterday in celebration of the end of the Summer Reading program. Around 30 young bookworms turned out for the barbecue picnic, where they also received prizes. Altogether, they read 1,023 books over the summer months.

Helping hands

Muskie football players Brandon Larson, left, Doug deBernardeaux and Gavin Richardson geared up for an afternoon of heavy lifting for the “Healthy Living” food box program, which distributed fresh produce to Fort Frances residents at the Métis Hall yesterday. Those interested in obtaining a food box next month are invited to pay for a box in advance on Wednesday, Sept.

Teen talent

Everette Bannon performed Ed Sheeran’s “The A Team” and several other acoustic songs for a full house during the teen open mic night at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre last night. The event provides teens the opportunity to showcase their talents in instrumental or vocal music.

Champion steer

Morgan Haw led her grand champion market steer around the ring during the annual 4-H steer auction held Saturday afternoon. With last year’s grand champion market steer cashing in at $3.80/pound, she was thrilled when her 1,220-pound steer fetched a $4.65/pound bid at the annual steer auction.

Return of ‘The King’

Elvis Presley tribute artist Daylin James wowed the crowd with his familiar voice and uncanny moves during Friday night’s fundraiser concert at the Townshend Theatre. The riveting “Comeback King Show” drew a sizable crowd to raise funds for Community Living Fort Frances and District.

4-H auction

R.J. McDonald led his 1,300-pound steer around the ring Saturday afternoon during the annual 4-H auction. The event was held in conjunction with the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society’s fall fair in Emo.