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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - September 8, 2016

Play auditions

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Heather Latter

Lauren Hyatt read an excerpt from Barbara Robinson’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” as she auditioned yesterday for a role in the upcoming presentation being staged by Fort Frances Little Theatre. Anyone interested in trying out is welcome to attend a second audition session at Knox United Church tonight from 7-9 p.m. The cast includes four males, six females, eight boys, and nine girls.

‘Splash’ event planned at Point

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Joey Payeur

A new group centered around promoting the joy of water sports is planning to send summer out in a big way.

For the Love of the Lake will host its “End of Summer Splash!” this Saturday and Sunday for kids and adults beginning at 10 a.m. each day at the Point Park beach.

There is no charge to attend.

Big cut

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Joey Payeur

Matt Dunne’s infield hit to lead off the top of the sixth led to him eventually scoring the winning run in the Sight & Sound Wolves’ 4-3 victory over the host Barwick Blue Knights in the opener of the best-of-three final Tuesday evening.

Nipigon man drowns

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From the OPP

Around 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Greenstone OPP received a report of a male submerged in the water at High Hill Harbour off Highway 580 north of Beardmore.

Police responded to the call, along with Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Beardmore Fire Department.

At around 9:10 a.m., the body of a male who was submerged in the harbour was recovered.

Historic art

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Staff

The work of local artist Vi Plumridge is in the spotlight at the Fine Line Art Gallery here for the month of September. The gallery, located at 529 Mowat Ave., has a full selection of her work depicting local historic buildings, including cards, prints, paintings, magnets, coasters, and more.

Bears enter eatery

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From the OPP

The Schreiber OPP responded to a report of a bear entering a restaurant in Terrace Bay yesterday.

Police attended and located a sow and two cubs inside.

The bears had entered a rear door of the open and occupied restaurant, and were causing damage.

Employees were able to close an inside door—preventing the bears from entering the customer area of the restaurant.

And the winner is . . .

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Staff

Celina Caprini, left, who is doing her final year optometry externship from Aug. 29-Oct. 14 at Lidkea Optometry Services here, drew the September “Trip of the Month” winner as Kiwanian Robin Wright looked Thursday morning at International Travel Services. Tyler Pocock of Fort Frances will be heading to London, England—a trip valued at $4,400. Next month’s trip is to San Diego ($3,600).

Local teen nabbed again

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Staff

An 18-year-old Fort Frances man has been charged after a break-in at Anicinabe Park in Kenora.

OPP reported a cash register was stolen from a building there just after midnight on Tuesday.

Police located the culprit in the area shortly thereafter.

He was arrested and charged with break and enter, possession of property obtained by crime, and possession of marijuana.

Muskie golfers set to compete

Sports
Staff

The Muskie golf team will attend its season-opening tournament tomorrow hosted by the Dryden Eagles.

The squad has a new man at the helm this year, with Jonny Lundon taking over for Brian Johnstone, who relocated to Thunder Bay earlier this year.

Farrell White is serving as co-coach.

Wolves win away from fastball title

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Staff

To beat a team with a perfect record, an opponent has to play an almost perfect game.

That, or have the unbeaten squad be suitably imperfect.