Contestants nearly 600 pounds lighter

District residents taking part in the “Biggest Loser” contest are making a softer mark on the world these days.
Since the launch of the contest on Jan. 31, they collectively have lost a total of 592.5 pounds—or nearly half-a-pound for every man, woman, and child in Emo township.
Last week alone, the 103 people officially registered shed 62.5 pounds.
The biggest individual loser was Jim Strachan, who dropped seven pounds over the past week to earn a fruit basket courtesy of Gary and Jan’s Antiques.