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Generous donation

La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary was pleased to donate $72,629 for a new cleaner-disinfector for the sterile processing department at La Verendrye Hospital. Pictured here with the new equipment on Friday were auxiliary members Shirley Scofield, Dixie Badiuk and president Judy Webster with MDR technicians Kristine Gustafson and Allison Eide.

Generous donation

Wendy Wiebe of Weebiedolls Nursery donated an incredibly lifelike doll she made to Rainycrest Long Term Care on May 16. The baby doll artist, who has local ties, saw the article in the Fort Frances Times on the Life Skills Nursery program, reached out to Riverside and offered to donate a doll.

All-Stars T&F

Trent Wilson of Donald Young School ran his way to a fourth-place finish in the boys' 800m race at the Last Chance Invite varsity meet held last Thursday in Baudette, Mn. The junior high athlete also grabbed a silver in the 1600m race as part of an impressive Muskie showing at the meet.

First feature win

Tanner Williamson claimed his first feature win while racing in the WISSOTA Midwest Modified division Saturday night during the season opener for the Borderland Racing Association. Williamson started the feature in eighth position out of 11 cars and wheeled his car to victory lane for the first time.

Ukulele recital

Alexis Latter, left, and Zeila Dal performed a short ukulele recital as their instructor Jim Curtis looked on approvingly last Wednesday afternoon at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Curtis has been teaching youths and adults to play. The library currently has a few openings left for upcoming ukulele lessons for adults 55 and older.

Strategic move

Ava Burns, a Grade 2 student in Cathy Richard's class at Robert Moore School, was among the youngest district students competing in the annual chess tournament yesterday at Crossroads School in Devlin. Schools from across the district were invited to participate in the Education Week activity.

Young performer

Josie Wilson was happy where she is as she performed “I Won't Hatch" by Shel Silverstein during the "Highlights Concert” last Tuesday evening. Wilson was awarded the Little Theatre Award for Best Newcomer.