It was a good first month to the NorWOSSA season for the four Muskie court teams in December, but it will be a matter of shaking off the rust for their next league action tomorrow in Dryden, which comes a full three weeks after their last league contests here Dec. 18.
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The local men’s basketball league returned to the court Monday night looking to cut into that added turkey weight put on during the holiday season.
The Vous got back on the winning track with a narrow 73-70 victory over the Muskies.
Brad Wardas and Aaron Rost led the Vous with 17 points apiece while Jeremy Strain netted 15 for Fort High.
The local Taggs Source for Sports Bantam ‘AA’ team wrapped up the first half of their season prior to the Christmas break at a tournament in Hermantown, Mn. and brought home the bronze medal.
After opening with a 4-0 win over the Cloquet Lumberjacks, Taggs suffered a 5-1 defeat to the speedy Superior Spartans to be relegated to the bronze-medal game.
After a first half that saw them play 33 games and travel to four tournaments, the Muskie girls’ hockey team will shift gears into a lighter schedule with a renewed focus on NorWOSSA play.
“We had a couple practices and the alumni game,” Muskie assistant coach Lynn Kellar said of their schedule over the holidays.
The Fort Frances Fire Brigade will hold its annual pick-up this Saturday (Jan. 10).
Local residents can plan to put their Christmas trees out on the curb and firefighters will pick them up that afternoon, starting around 2 p.m.
The Rainy River District School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting tonight (Jan. 6) at 7 p.m. at Robert Moore School.
On the agenda includes a report from the board’s policy committee, which last met on Dec. 8.
It will be presenting a motion for the board to approve the following policies for stakeholder consultation:
Smoke was seen billowing from the new biomass boiler here Friday though there’s been no official word from mill management whether the $84.3-million project is fully operational yet.
An excellent crowd was on hand Tuesday night to see the current Muskie girls’ hockey squad light the lamp 13 times enroute to a 13-4 victory over the alumni in their second-annual holiday tilt.
Police are continuing to investigate the death of a Fort Frances woman at her Third Street West home.
Police did not release any details as of press time today, but it is known the body has been taken to Kenora for a post-mortem examination.
It also is known the woman’s 19-year-old son was in police custody last night, but no charges had been laid as of press time.
The Minnesota, Dakota and Western Railway (MD&W) and the International Bridge and Terminal Co. (IB&T) announced yesterday afternoon that the price of commuter cards for passage on the international bridge between International Falls and Fort Frances will go up to $15 (U.S.), effective tomorrow (Jan. 1).