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Duo tops at tourney again

That winning feeling never gets old for Mike Dysart and Steve Paulsen.

The Nestor Falls duo teamed up once again to claim their fourth-straight Lake of the Woods Walleye Challenge crown back on Oct. 6-7 in Morson.

Dysart and Paulsen topped the 52-team field with a two-day haul of 30.71 pounds.

Muskie hoopsters win home tourneys

Both the Muskie senior and junior girls' basketball teams put in “golden” performances here over the weekend.

The juniors went 4-0 while the seniors won both of their games to nab top spot at their annual home tournaments held Friday and Saturday at the Fort High gym.

The junior Muskies opened tourney play Friday with a 59-15 drubbing of the Atikokan Voyageurs.

Voting begins here Monday

While election day is not until Oct. 22, Fort Frances electors can start voting as early as this Monday (Oct. 15).

Town clerk Lisa Slomke said voter information letters have been mailed and they should arrive in your mailbox by Monday if they haven't already.

In their letters, voters will have received a Personal Identification Number (P.I.N.) specific to them.

Art gallery on lookout for silent auction items

The Fine Line Art Gallery here is looking for artists and crafters to donate items for a silent auction to be held in conjunction with its upcoming “Christmas Extravaganza.”

Fine Line co-op member Jean Richards said the silent auction will run at the Mowat Avenue gallery from Nov. 5-10, with the bidding to end during the “Christmas Extravaganza” open house.

Cantata rehearsals set to start

With cooler weather upon us here in Borderland, Diane Maxey already is thinking about the holiday season—and that means the Christmas cantata.

Those interested in singing in this year's cantata are encouraged to come out to a listening session set for this coming Monday (Oct. 15) at 7 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship.

Muskie runners fare well in Dryden

The course in Dryden may have been more challenging but it didn't appear to be too much of an obstacle for the Muskie cross-country team.

Once again, the 21-runner contingent fared well at the annual “Turkey Trot” meet held Thursday.

Greta Fedoruk ran to her second-straight first-place finish, claiming gold in the girls' open (Grades 9-12) five-km race with a time of 21:28.

Super 8 to add rooms

The Super 8 Hotel here is looking to expand.

Town council will receive a recommendation at its regular meeting tonight to amend the site plan control agreement with property owner, Borderland Hotel Inc., to accommodate a proposed 24-room addition.

This addition will be to the north side (rear) of the current building.

Duo top LaBelle's tourney

Jason Cain and Dan Tucker had a three-fish total of 14.22 pounds to snare the annual Rainy Lake Fall Bass Classic title held Saturday at La Belle's Birch Point Camp on Northwest Bay.

The duo also weighed in the biggest fish of the one-day tournament—a 5.31-pound lunker.

Coat giveaway on again

The Associates of Ste. Marguerite d'Youville once again are looking to help make sure no one goes cold this winter.

The group will hold its annual coat drive later this month.

The public is encouraged to drop off clean, used winter coats in good condition—for men, women, and children—at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (the old CN station) on Oct. 22-23 from 1-4 p.m.