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Lakers' action

Dustin Deugau was redirected towards his own net in unkind fashion by Tanner Watt of the Dryden GM Ice Dogs during Game 4 of the SIJHL final last night in Dryden. But Deugau and the Lakers had the last laugh by earning a 2-0 win to tie the best-of-seven series at 2-2.

Clearing the track

The Muskie track-and-field team participated in a unique but effective conditioning session as its members picked up shovels—and their cardiovascular rates at the same time—during pre-season practice Friday at Fort High. The squad is in training for its first meet of the season April 12.

Girl's T-shirt

This T-shirt is similar to the one Delaine Copenace was wearing the last time she was seen in the evening hours of Feb. 27 in downtown Kenora. Citizens in all areas of the region as being asked to check personal property, yards, and outbuildings. Anyone with any information on her whereabouts is urged to call the OPP.

Chalkboard art

Caren Fagerdahl was among the participants in “Chalkboard Art,” an arts program for ages 12 and up led by Jennifer Coats on Saturday at the Fort Frances Museum. A workshop on “pysanky” (Ukrainian Easter egg decorating), led by Lindsay Hamilton, will be held there this Saturday from 1-4 p.m., with the fee being $5. Call 274-7891 to register.

Red Cross Month

Mayor Roy Avis was flanked by PDA responder Sheri DeGagne and DM co-ordinator Keri Rafter while raising the Red Cross flag at the Civic Centre on Tuesday to kick off Red Cross Month here. The local branch is located in Dryden but serves the entire Rainy River District.

Portraits galore

The new exhibit, “Portrait Photography: A View in the Past,” is now up at the Fort Frances Museum. The exhibit, which is divided up into categories such as facial hair, wedding photos, and much more, will run through to the end of April.

Late departure

This robin was spotted in town this week. But while our milder than normal winter so far may have enticed it to hang around, the bird may regret its decision when a blast of Arctic air hits Borderland starting tomorrow.

New Year’s baby

Shawna Jones proudly held her daughter who was the first baby born in Rainy River District in 2016. The newborn, who was not named as of press time, arrived on Sunday, Jan. 3 at 8:55 a.m. at La Verendrye Hospital here, weighing in at nine pounds, five oz. Each year, gifts and gift baskets are provided for the New Year’s baby by local merchants.

Kind donation

Judy Koski, from the Church of the Lutheran Hour, handed over a donation to Corrine Colvin of the Rainy River District Women’s Shelter of Hope on Sunday. The congregation there held a drive, collecting slippers, robes, pajamas, and personal needs items for those staying at the shelter.