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Memory project

Angelina Spuzak showed off her project, “Memory Mania,” this morning at Fort Frances High School's Grade 7/8 science fair. The purpose of her project was to see if gender has any correlation to memory. The winner of the fair will move on to the Sunset Country Regional Science Fair, hosted by the Rainy River District School Board, this Saturday at Fort High.

Bedard album

Local musician Ravyn Bedard is set to release her 14-track rock album, “Strange Voodoo,” this Friday. The 27-year-old Fort Frances resident hopes to perform her original music live around the district this summer.

Stuck snowmobile

After riding for five miles Tom Batiuk faced very soft snow drifts and slush. As he approached Greyhound Island, he encountered deep slush and his wife's snowmobile got stuck completely. At this point, Batiuk decided to leave the snowmobile overnight and retrieve it the following day.

Book signing

Laurel Johnson signed books at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg on Feb. 22 following the release of her book, “All Things Mortal.” Around 30 people attended the book-signing to get their copy signed and support the launch.

Recognition of Excellence

The Rainy River District School Board presented Donald Young School with its Recognition of Excellence award at last Tuesday night's board meeting. The school was recognized for their back-to-school pow-wow held in September. Students Makinnley McCormick, left, Taneecha Leonard, Mya Taylor, and Alia McQuaker did a fantastic job presenting to trustees.

Wrestling medal

McKenna McTavish of Devlin made history as she became the first-ever female member of the Mighty Mustangs youth wrestling program to place at the MNUSA state wrestling tournament in Rochester, Mn. on Saturday.

TBay skating comp

Coach Shelley Douglas, left, proudly stood by Jillian Bilben, Peyton Jourdain, Awnley Jacobsen, Greta Fedoruk, Anissa Wimmer, Jenna Bailey, Ellianna Jacobsen, coach Gerry-Lynn Cousineau, Dominique Lemaire, Erica Lemelin and Samantha Halliday, all of whom fared well at two competitions in the last month.

100th birthday

Sophie Gushulak of Fort Frances is our community's newest centenarian. Although her actual birthday was last Monday (Feb. 25), a party was held in honour of her 100th birthday this past Saturday afternoon at La Verendrye Hospital, where family, friends, her fellow residents in the Continuing Care Unit, and staff shared in the festivities and enjoyed a piece of birthday cake.