Wednesday, April 16, 2014

District

Dance team sparkles in St. Paul

Chantelle Spuzak had no problem finding superlatives when asked about how the weekend went for her Dancemakers School of Dance team at the Hall of Fame Challenge in St. Paul.
“It was amazing—they did awesome,” beamed Spuzak, whose 21-member competitive squad not only cut a rug, they sliced it to ribbons with a dynamic display of five-star footwork.

Mn. angler pleads guilty

A Minnesota angler who caught a potential world-record trout while ice fishing pleaded guilty in court March 28.
Rob Scott of Crane Lake was fined $400 and had to forfeit his trout—a 52-pound, three-oz. whopper that measured 45 inches in length and had a 32-inch girth.
Scott had caught the fish on the Canadian side of Lac La Croix back on Feb. 8.

Campbell hearing concerns about pending child care act

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell is aware of concerns locally—from both parents and child-care providers—about Bill 143 (the Child Care Modernization Act), which currently is in second reading.
“I’m listening to a lot of parents,” noted Campbell.

Writing songs to be focus of workshop

Some people have a song in them just waiting to get out?
Well, wait no more.
The “Friends of the Fort Frances Museum,” along with local musicians Shannon Darby and Kenneth Kellar, will host a youth song-writing workshop on Saturday, May 10.
They’re looking for individuals aged 13 and up to participate, including college and university students home for the summer.

New NHU head on the job

Though her commute to work on Monday was comparable to when she was living in Southern Ontario, Dr. Kit Young-Hoon is pleased that generally she will only be travelling about 10 minutes to her new position as the Medical Officer of Health for the Northwestern Health Unit (NHU).

Festival results for English Drama Division

English Drama Division
Monday, April 14
Serious Monologue, Grade 11 and 12—1. Taylor Shouldice 2. Christian Windego
Choral Reading, Grades 11 and 12—Honorable Mention: FFHS Special Education Class
Dramatic presentation, open—1. Noah Paleczny and Callahan Wiedenhoeft
Serious Solo Poetry, Kindergarten—1. Alexis Latter
Humorous Solo Poetry, Kindergarten—1. Alexis Latter

OLW student to be in spotlight tonight

A student from Our Lady of the Way School in Stratton will receive the “Recognition of Excellence” from the Northwest Catholic District School Board at its regular meeting tonight.
Principal Brendan Hyatt indicated Haiven Horton has been involved with the school leadership program there for the past two years.

Safety projects input sought

Safe Communities Rainy River District wants to continue to keep safety a priority locally.
As such, it is hosting a meeting this Tuesday (April 15) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for community partners and anyone interested in getting involved in some safety initiatives.
“I’m hoping to make some plans for a group project,” said Safe Communities chair Linda Plumridge.

More piano results

Piano Division
Wednesday, April 9
•Piano Solo, Examination Courses, Romantic or 20th or 21st Century, Grade 2—1. Paige Eldridge 2. Max VanDrunen
Thursday, April 10
•Piano Ensemble, One Piano, Two Performers, Intermediate—1. Katelyn Bruyere and Judy Wu 2. Alexa Veldhuisen and Mika Kooistra
•Piano Solo, Examination Courses, Own Choice, Grade 6—1. Mika Kooistra 2. Judy Wu

Festival results

Piano Division
Tuesday, April 8
•Piano Solo, Examination Courses, Romantic, Grade 9—1. Sarah Bagacki and Erin Gustafson (tie)
•Piano Solo, Examination Courses, Romantic, Grade 8—1. Anna Schwartz
•Piano Solo, Examination Courses, Post-Romantic or 20th or 21st Century, Grade 9—1. Sarah Bagacki 2. Erin Gustafson

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