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Checking out crops

New farm owner and first-time soybean grower, Conrad Martin, left showed off his farm to attendees of the crop and soil tour on Thursday. The tour was hosted by the Emo Agricultural Research Station and soil profiles were conducted by Sebastian Belliard, soil management specialist for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs.

Crop sample

Sebastian Belliard, soil management specialist for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), took a look at the soil profile of John Sawatzky's farm that's south of Emo on Thursday morning during the Emo Agricultural Research Station's (EARS) soil and crop tour.

Fawcett, Scott

Scott Fawcett enjoyed a nearly 30-year coaching career at various levels in football, in which he was a part of 10 championship teams. The Fort Frances native will be inducted into the “builder” category with this year's Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame class next month.

Weighing calf

Members of the United Beef Club worked with a heifer in preparation for the new fitting and grooming competition that will be held at the fair this year on Friday, Aug. 16 from 9-10 a.m. Four members from each club will be grooming their selected animal in front of the crowd. Be sure to check out this new competition.

Police curling feature

Team Northern Ontario took the home crowd in Fort Frances by storm as they rolled to the title at the 1996 Canadian Police Curling Championships. The quartet, which featured Clint Barton (skip), Scott Gobeil (third), Don Robertson (second), and Steve Maki (lead), will be one of two teams inducted as part of this year's Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame class on Aug. 10.

Dance trophy

The Dancin' with Darcie “Stars" performing group pose with the trophy they earned at the Celebration Talent National Competition that took place in Wisconsin Dells from July 11-15. The dancers won second-place overall in their category, as well as a platinum award, with their "300 Violin Orchestra” routine.

Keno picture

Ken “Keno" Christiansen has been a mentor to countless hockey players over his 55-year career and the longtime Muskie assistant coach will take his rightful place in the Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame next month in the "builder” category.

Dave Mitchell

Dave Mitchell had a standout powerlifting career, which included three national titles, and he will be the lone athlete inducted into this year's Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame class next month.