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Sam Odrowski

Wood carvings

Local wood carver Ray Coran has had his handiwork featured at the Fort Frances Public Library for the past month. He has been making wooden carvings for 35 years and said he's put more than a 1,000 hours of work into all of the pieces inside the display case. Many of his carvings have a wildlife or nature theme, and he donates pieces to the Ducks Unlimited banquet here each year.

Muskie Winter Games

Brayden Christiansen, above, tossed a ball to his Muskie Pride House Group teammate at FFHS on Friday during the Muskie Winter Games, while below Ty Wagar and Cierah Thompson pulled their teammates on a sled. Students competed in a series of activities to score points for their house group and win prizes.

Signing up

Raeann Lundy filled out a kindergarten registration form at Robert Moore last Thursday to register her child for the 2019-20 year. Parents had the opportunity to learn about the school, speak with teachers, and ask questions about their child's education while registration took place.

Library storytime

Andrea Avis read “Katie's-Hand-Me-Down-Day" by Laurie Wark to a group of children and parents at the Fort Frances Public Library yesterday morning during "Family Story Time." The popular event runs every Wednesday, starting at 10:30 a.m. The final "Family Story Time” for the season will be held on June 12.

Voyageur Day

St. Michael's School students learned how to jig in the gymnasium this morning for Voyageur Day. The students first learned the steps from Métis instructors before holding hands and dancing throughout the gym. Students also took part in a scavenger hunt, hockey game, made maple taffy, and learned about animal pelts and trapping to celebrate the day.

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Jan Anderson presented Carenna Haw with the DeGagne Award at the Stratton Millennium Hall for the 4-H banquet on Friday. Haw received the award for accumulating the highest number of points in the beef club over the past three years.

Longtime volunteer

Longtime 4-H volunteer Ellen Chojko-Bolec, right, was awarded with a framed photo for her 40 years of service during the annual 4-H awards banquet Friday in Stratton. Fellow volunteers were also recognized in five-year increments.