Bonnie Penney of the Fort Frances Lions Club, left, looked on as Miranda Allen of Safeway drew the winning ticket for the Lions’ food draw yesterday afternoon. Marie Saunders of Devlin won the grand prize of $100 a week for groceries for a year while Christian Windego won the second-place prize of $1,000 in food certificates.
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If the first period was nothing to write home about for the Muskie girls’ hockey team, the second was a literary masterpiece.
The sixth-ranked Muskies erased a 1-0 deficit with a four-goal second period en route to a 5-2 victory yesterday over the second-seeded Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers in the Red Division semi-final at the 2015 Schwan Cup in Blaine, Mn.
The calendar year for local athletics always is a vast landscape full of triumphs and tragedies.
Those two extremes were defined even more emphatically throughout 2015 as tears of joy for sporting success were mixed with tears of sadness for lost games or, more importantly, people.
With the black-and-gold dam springing leaks, Cooper Witherspoon stepped in to be the “little Dutch boy.”
Witherspoon stifled an opposition rally by scoring what ended up being the decisive goal in a 6-4 win for the Muskie boys’ hockey team over the Chippewa Falls (Wis.) Cardinals yesterday in their first game of a six-team exhibition showcase in Thief River Falls, Mn.
The Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association crammed a few more action-packed games into their stocking before breaking for the holidays.
Monika Ruppenstein, Jade Belluz, Elizabeth Cousineau, and Courtney McCoy as scored as the Fort Frances AtoMC Icebergs blanked the Emo Express 4-0 last Friday.
Colton Bodnar was a catalyst for generosity on two fronts—first from the fans, then from his own team.
Bodnar and the rest of the Muskie boys’ hockey team took it to a pair of Minnesota squads during two exhibition games over the weekend that closed the book on their pre-Christmas schedule.
If you drink, don’t drive.
That’s the message the local OPP has been sending with its 2015 Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign over the past few weeks, which has been successful in nabbing several motorists.
Remember the Tim Hortons’ “Warm Wishes” commercial from a year ago? Some of that sense of wonder is back with recent evidence of “yarn bombing” in downtown Fort Frances and other parts of town, including a bench on the waterfront. Several local people agreed to put up the yarn, which is the same as that used in last year’s commercial.
It was an exhibition in high-calibre offence—two of them, in fact.
The Muskie boys’ hockey team was firing on all cylinders as they beat two Minnesota teams in a pair of exhibition games over the weekend to complete their pre-Christmas schedule.
Less than a week after opening up its new recycling compactor to the public, the town already has experienced problems with some people refusing to use it for one reason or another.