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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.

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.

Fastball leagues present awards

The best and brightest that the local fastball leagues had to offer this season were celebrated Saturday night as the men's and women's leagues held their combined awards banquet at the Stratton Recreation Centre.

Travis Tom, with the back-to-back Rainy River District Fastball League champion Fort Frances Braves, was king as he was named the Gerry Harasymyk Award winner as MVP.

Arpin takes third in season-finale

Steve Arpin capped the inaugural Americas Rallycross (ARX) season by placing third in the World Rallycross USA held over the weekend at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Tex.

Scott Speed of Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross claimed the title while teammate Tanner Foust did all he could in the last round by taking the victory and maximum points in Texas.

And the winner is . . .

Kiwanian Dr. Bob Lidkea and Carmen Ou, an optometry intern working at Lidkea Optometry here, drew the October winner of the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” at International Travel Services yesterday. Pia and Brian Beers from Fort Frances won a trip to New York City valued at $3,600. Next month's draw is a trip is a Bahamas cruise ($4,000).

Gala tickets snapped up

Those wanting to attend the Riverside Foundation for Health Care's annual fall gala on Oct. 20 had better “ándale” if they want to get a ticket.

Foundation director Allison Cox said this morning that tickets are going fast for the ever-popular fundraiser in support of district health care, which this year is entitled “Fiesta Like There's No Manana.”

Candidates' forum set to go

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates' forum and mayoral debate this Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre, and the public is urged to come on out and hear what they have to say.

Chamber past president Cathy Emes confirmed all the candidates running for mayor and council in Fort Frances will be in attendance.