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Pinned down

Hudson Mann had his opponent in a world of difficulty during one of his recent matches. The Fort native, who is in Grade 7, wrestled up in the Grade 8 division but snagged a third-place finish at the North Shore Classic on Feb. 3 in Proctor, Mn. He then followed that up by claiming first place at the Jaycee Open the following day in Fertile.

Volunteer lunch

A free lunch for all community volunteers, hosted by the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau and Judy Kielczewski, was held Saturday at the old CN station. More than 80 volunteers dropped by from noon-2 p.m. to have a meal consisting of sloppy joes, coleslaw, potato chips, and dessert.

Library award

Tourism, Culture and Sport minister Daiene Varnile, left, congratulated Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre CEO Caroline Goulding, Atikokan town councillor and library board member Mary Makarenko, local librarian Nadine Mutz, Atikokan Public Library CEO Tracey Sinclair, and Fort Frances Public Library board chair Andrew Hallikas on receiving the Minister's Award for Innovation—Small L

Clothing donation

Jeanette Easton dropped off some gently-used women's business attire at Curvy Chick on Saturday as part of the “Dress for Work” clothing drive. Owner Jennifer Horton said the store was busy with donations on Saturday, although she also received drop-offs during the week leading up to it. Horton will be providing the donated clothes to women in need as a free service starting this spring.

Jack and Shannon

Shannon Carlson, seen here with “Jack," has been invited to take part in the Winnipeg Humane Society's telethon on March 24 after she donated copies of her book, "Jack the Husky Gets Rescued," to the society's "See Spot Read” program.