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— Photo Sam Odrowski

Construction crews were seen prepping gravel, putting foundation walls in, and preparing the construction site near St. Francis School for the new consolidated JK-Grade 8 Catholic school that is slated to be built for the 2019-20 school year. A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the project on Aug. 22 and work has been conducted ever since to ready the site.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Mary Hickling checked out a display of photographs showing the location of the 120-year-old building that houses the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre, and how the community surrounding it has changed over the decades, during a wine-and-cheese reception there yesterday afternoon. The event marked the opening of a new exhibit celebrating the museum's 40th anniversary, and the building's 120th, and also served as the grand opening of the museum's new roof, accessible washroom, and ramp.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Diane Gibson of Gibson Design/Enchanted Events shared a few words of thanks after being presented with the Business Woman of the Year award by PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise rep Karen Lynn Evans. Gibson also did the décor for the evening's classy, Oscars-like dinner and awards ceremony.

— Photo Dave Ogilvie

Emma T. and her sister, Molly, from Crossroads School in Devlin, were on hand at the Emo and District Lions Club's September meeting to tell members about her experience this summer at the Diabetes Canada Camp (D-Camp) in Kenora. Emma was sponsored by the club to attend the camp in August. She did a great presentation, which was warmly received by all those on hand.

— Photo Duane Hicks

RRFDC chair Gord Armstrong presented Alicia Armstrong of StyLush Salon with the New Business Award. Armstrong assumed ownership of the former Celeste's Beauty Salon back on Feb. 1 and, along with her team, has continued to proudly provide clientele with salon services.

Tim Hortons was a “double-double” award winner at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's 22nd-annual business awards last Wednesday evening at La Place Rendez-Vous.

The local franchise, owned by Gord McQuarrie, received two awards: Business of the Year (16+ employees) and Customer Services (Business).

The Muskie football team is a prime example of the difference a week can make.

After having to forfeit their WHSFL season-opener against the host Churchill Bulldogs back on Sept. 5 due to not having enough players showing up at practise, the black-and-gold were amped up and ready to go this past Friday.

The Muskies certainly flexed their muscles often in a 42-0 thrashing of the host Tec Voc Hornets (0-1) that saw them improve to 1-1 in the seven-team Currie Division ('A').