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Exhibitors still needed for expo

If you run your own home-based business, there’s still room for you to sign up for the Home-based Business Expo taking place Friday, Oct. 17 at the Adventure Inn here.

Running from noon-8 p.m., the expo is sort of like a trade show, said Angela Halvorsen, one of the organizing committee members.

As of last week, about two-thirds of spots were still available, she noted.

Volunteer Bureau plans garage sale fundraiser

Local residents will have a chance to put their bargain-hunting skills to good use—and for a good cause—at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau’s garage sale this Saturday (Oct. 4) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

“There’s going to be bake sale items, five dollars a bag,” noted Debbie Bazylewski of the volunteer bureau. “So if anyone wants to pick up on some saving, drop by.

Muskie hoopsters win big

Both the Muskie junior and senior girls’ basketball squads dominated the first halves of their respective home-openers last Thursday against the Kenora Broncos and then coasted to lopsided 18-point victories.

The juniors improved to 2-0 in NorWOSSA play with a 35-17 win while the seniors evened their record at 1-1 after a 37-19 victory.

Muskie golfers come close

Although the Muskies didn’t qualify a full team for the NWOSSAA golf tournament in Thunder Bay last week, Alex McDonald and Kevin Jackson both represented Fort High individually at the event—and certainly didn’t look out of place.

McDonald shot a 77 while Jackson carded a 78, missing the individual qualification by just two and three shots, respectively.

Broncos stampede spikers

Home court was not friendly for the Muskie senior and junior boys’ volleyball teams last Thursday.

The seniors fell just short against the visiting Kenora Broncos, dropping the first two sets by identical 25-19 scores before roaring back to take the next two 25-21 and 25-17 to force a fifth-and-deciding set, which they eventually lost 15-9.

What's new

Changes in the high school have some students a little confused. The school has went to a “flip” timetable, where classes come in a different order each week.

I tracked down five students on their way to lunch and asked their opinion on the new timetable format.