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— Photo Jamie Mountain

Greta Fedoruk looked to spike the ball over the outstretched arms of a Dryden Eagles' opponent during the Muskie junior girls' volleyball team's 3-1 win Tuesday afternoon at Fort High. The first-place Muskies had a perfect 6-0 record in NorWOSSA play heading into this afternoon's match against the visiting Kenora Broncos, with the outcome not known as of press time.

— Photo Duane Hicks

The drive-thru oil change facility is up at the future site of the Great Canadian Oil Change at King's Highway (just west of Boston Pizza). The businesses will sit vacant until its utilities (electricity, gas, sewer, and water) are installed in the spring, after which time it will be open for business. Meanwhile, the nearby Super 8 Motel is building an expansion on the north side of the current structure.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Early Learning students at St. Francis School worked together to make wellness posters during the school's “Wellness Day” yesterday. The whole school participated and the event ran all day, with each class cycling through various wellness activities such as yoga, hand drumming, meditation, and medicine teachings. The goal of the event was to teach students about mental health, how to take care of themselves, and use strategies for dealing with stress.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Seven Generations Education Institute CEO Brent Tookenay, left, took local MP Don Rusnak on a tour of the new facility currently still under construction last Thursday. Tookenay showed him the inside of the building and discussed the plans for the new school moving forward. Tookenay said its doors should open in six-eight weeks.

— Photo Submitted

Minnesota angler Jason Alshire with a nice back-country lake trout he caught on an early-season trip to Sunset Country.

The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board would like to confirm that in conjunction with the $15 million provincial investment in capital that is proceeding across the district as listed below, a review of the current service delivery model was completed.

  • $2.4 million (Rainy River) for retrofit/addition to existing high school—JK to Grade 12

—addition of child care centre 39 spaces (15 toddler and 24 pre-school)

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Br. #29 met on Jan. 9, with 24 members in attendance.

The meeting was brought to order at 7 p.m. by president Alfreda Easton.

Minutes from the Dec. 12 general meeting and the Jan. 2 executive meeting were read and approved.

An initiation and welcome to Janet Fedoruk as a new member.

There also was the reinstatement of Kathy Bois (welcome back and congrats on your retirement).