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Nestor Falls teen aiming for record deal

If confidence is the key to success, then Kelly Moulik is going to go far.

The 18-year-old Fort High student from Nestor Falls is working on two demo packages, including one with her uncle Jim Peterik, who co-wrote and performed the ’80s hit “Eye of the Tiger” as part of the group, “Survivor.”

And Peterik believes her chances of getting signed are good, Moulik said.

Murillo man claims ‘Golden Hoe’ at pumpkin festival

Don Cronk’s smile was almost as big as his pumpkin Saturday after the Murillo resident grabbed top honours in the annual Rainy River Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival at Hannam Park, taking home a $1,000 cheque and the “Golden Hoe.”

Cronk’s 554-pound pumpkin weighed in well ahead of Dr. Ewan Affleck’s entry from Rainy River, which fell just shy of the 500-pound mark at 498.

Cattle sale sees high prices

The weather may have been cold but the prices were fairly hot during the Rainy River Cattlemen Association’s annual fall calf sale Saturday at the Stratton sales yard.

Bids went as high as $1.94/lb on the lightweight calves, with several of the more heavier cattle being sold at $1.50/lb. or higher.

Big top to cover pumpkin festival

Extra shelter has been rounded up for the fifth-annual Rainy River Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival, which goes this Saturday at Hannam Park in Rainy River.

Dr. Ewan Affleck, who started the event in 1995, said the same tent used last weekend for the walleye tournament will be set up for the festival, along with the other tent they normally use.

Chapple opens heritage museum

Barwick’s former general store now houses Chapple’s history after it was christened the Chapple Museum at an official grand opening ceremony yesterday at 4 p.m.

First owned by George Hughes, then Frank Gill, then Gill’s son, Arnold, the museum was donated to Chapple’s heritage committee about two years ago by the Gill family for the purpose of housing a museum.