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Sarah Pruys

Prom glitz

Karly Caul, left, Hailey Clendenning, Ericka Tymkin, Jillian Gustafson, and Jessica Haw smiled for prom pictures at Seven Oaks on Saturday afternoon. Later, more than 100 couples took part in the annual “Grand March” through the Townshend Theatre and Fort High cafeteria before heading to La Place Rendez-Vous for a night of dinner and dancing.

Cool plane

2nd Lt. John Pym explained different things the Hercules does to 10-year-old Alex Albanese-Higgins, left, and six-year-old Brayden Skaarup. The 434 Squadron from Winnipeg flew the large plane in for the annual “Fly-in, Drive-in BBQ” on Sunday at the Fort Frances Airport. See story A2.

Cool treat

With yesterday being a P.D. Day for local students, Lane Booth, seven, his brother, Ryley, nine, and their friend, Ava Dolyny, seven, enjoyed ice cream at the Sorting Gap Marina. “Fudge brownie” and “triple tornado” flavours helped the kids cool off in the summer-like weather.

Featured plane

This Hercules military aircraft from Winnipeg was the main attraction at the annual “Fly-in, Drive-in BBQ” yesterday at the Fort Frances Airport. More than 700 people came out to see the planes, motorcycles, and antique cars that were on display, making the event one of the most successful in its 13-year history.

Honouring veterans

To celebrate Decoration Day, local Legion member Bob Boland helped recognize all veterans who have passed away by placing a flag beside their grave at the Riverview Cemetery yesterday evening. The public is invited to attend a ceremony honouring veterans tomorrow at the Fort Frances cenotaph starting at 1 p.m.

Drill presentation

A special drill presentation was performed by members of the 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron last night at the Memorial Sports Centre. The cadets were holding their ninth-annual ceremonial review, in which they demonstrated what they had learned throughout the year, and also received awards and certificates for their service.

Writing conference

Kenton Bowles, a Grade 7 student at Robert Moore School, showed his dad, Trevor, his poetry folder in the gym this morning. The “student-led” conference featured the intermediate classes sharing their writing portfolios with a parent or adult, as well as discussing and evaluating their work with them.