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Elisabeth Heslop

Guitar workshop

Local musician Dale Gustafson demonstrated the best way to remove used strings on a guitar to a group of about 10 teens who gathered in the library yesterday evening for a workshop. The focus of the workshop was on technical aspects of working with a guitar, from replacing the strings to properly tuning it. The workshop was part of the library’s schedule of teen activities for the summer.

Open house

Research technician KimJo Bliss explained the various crop trials being grown at the Emo Agriculture Research Station during its annual open house yesterday evening. A farm tour started at 11:30 a.m.

Eyes on the top

Jonah Brow, 12, eyed the summit of the 20-foot-high portable climbing wall at “Daytime Land” on Friday. The wall, brought in from Sioux Lookout, was a new activity for youngsters attending the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship this year.

Neck and neck

Dylan Janssen of International Falls made a last dash to get past Bryson Skirten of Fort Frances in the “My Bass” 5k run held Saturday morning. Janssen finished with a time of 23:30 while Skirten clocked a time of 23:32.

Studying bass

Jessica Hall and Alyson Bisson, with the Ministry of Natural Resources, fished a bass out of a holding tank so that Linda Chepil could take a sample during one of the weigh-ins at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. The MNR studies the bass the anglers bring in every year before releasing the fish back into Rainy Lake.

Solemn salute

Ron Parkes, president of the Canadian Vietnam Veterans Association, saluted by the grave of Cpl. Ivan Broeffle in the Emo Cemetery during the playing of the Canadian and American national anthems on Saturday. The ceremony was held to dedicate the marker that’s now been placed on Broeffle’s grave 41 years after he was killed while serving in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Army.

‘My Bass’ 5K run

Kim Roy and Janice Winik neared the finish line in the “My Bass” 5K run on Saturda morning in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. Both women finished with a time of 33:04. Just under 80 runners participated in the 5K run while 20 took part in the kids’ 1K earlier, with organizers saying roughly $1,000 waas raised for the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Climbing wall

Chelsey Skirten, 12, tried her hand at the climbing wall on Friday at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. The portable wall was brought in from Sioux Lookout as part of the “Daytime Land” activities.