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Jimmy the Janitor preview

“Jimmy the Janitor,” a popular Canadian radio character, will be coming back to Fort Frances in October, performing at the Townshend Theatre as a special fundraising event for the 908 Rainy Lake Air Cadets.

“I think it's great humour,” said Patrick Langevin, who is spearheading the event.

“'Jimmy' is well-known all across Canada for being a great one-man show,” he added.

Unusual spud

Dixie Kivi of North Branch brought this unusual potato into the Times' office on Monday. It seems to be a fusion of eight potatoes in one and it was the only tater produced by its plant.

Duo tops again at 'Bassin For Bucks'

Another fishing tournament culminated in yet another win for Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson.

After claiming a second-straight International Falls Bass Championship title alongside Scott Dingwall last month, Gustafson of Keewatin teamed up with Kenora's Mike Reid to nab the crown at the 23rd-annual “Bassin For Bucks” in Sioux Narrows over the weekend.

Tennis tournament makes return here

For more than a decade, Fort Frances has been without a tennis tournament.

That all changed Saturday when 16 players met at the courts to square off.

Taking first place in doubles action were John Libler and his partner, Craig Mahoney, of Sioux Lookout, who beat out runners-up Anthony Andrusco of Fort Frances and Humberto Pachekoi of Dryden.

Drum roll, please . . .

Catilin Hartlen, morning show host for 93.1 The Border, drew the winning ticket for the Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” draw for September this morning at International Travel Services as Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on. Pam and Terry Munn of Fort Frances won a trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica valued at $4,200. Next month's trip is to New York City ($3,600).