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Generous donation

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Bargain Shop staff member Patrick Gallow, left, and Charlene Smith, second from right, joined Jill Pernsky and Dan Smith from the Salvation Army in rounding up the generous donations which came in during the Bargain Shop's annual food drive. The campaign ran from Sept. 29-Oct. 10.

Setting up ball

Andros Bruyere (6) set the ball up for his Muskie teammates to attempt to record a kill during the first set of Fort High's 2-1 loss to the Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA junior boys' volleyball action last Tuesday afternoon here. The black-and-gold saw its league record fall to 3-3 with the setback.

Muskie layup

Muskie Grace Petsnick faced some stiff defence from the Dryden Eagles as she got prepared to make a layup during the second half of Fort High's 45-36 win in NorWOSSA senior girls' basketball action last Tuesday afternoon here. Petsnick led the Muskies with a 17-point performance in the win.

Sr. boys vball

Chandler Borger, left, and Caleb Allan (15) got up in a hurry to try to block the oncoming kill attempt from a Dryden Eagles' opponent during the first set of the Muskie senior boys' volleyball team's 2-1 loss in NorWOSSA action last Tuesday afternoon at Fort High. See story B3.

Muskie fundraising

The Muskie girls' hockey team braved the elements on Saturday afternoon as they hosted a fundraising barbecue and tag day in front of Safeway here. Members of the black-and-gold were serving up hotdogs to hungry patrons and were taking donations from anyone interested in supporting the team. The Muskies are slated to open the NorWOSSA season on Nov. 12 against the host Kenora Broncos.


Reece Hopfner (14) and Michael Chapman teamed up to take the puck away from Wisconsin Lumberjacks' forward Nicholas Solema during the second period of the Fort Frances Lakers' 6-5 overtime loss on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. It was the first SIJHL win in franchise history for the expansion Lumberjacks.

Curling advice

Charlotte Bazylewski lent some of her expertise as she taught a youngster how to curl last Thursday evening at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Former Muskie standout Hailey Beaudry also was on hand to give sweeping tips and lessons to anyone who was interested in improving their game.

Lavigne singing

Singer Ken Lavigne graced the stage at the Townshend Theatre on Thursday evening as part of the 2019-2020 Tour de Fort season. Lavigne is touring his “Three Knights with a Tenor” show, featuring the music of Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, and wowed the Townshend audience with a blend of fan-favourite songs as well as a few to highlight his technical prowess.

We scare hunger

Sherri DeBungie, left, Carol Whitiker, and Steve Brown of Sunset Country Ford showed off a trunk load of donations for the BDO Food Drive yesterday morning. The donations will support the Fort Frances Food Bank and help those in who struggle with food insecurity locally.

Quilt raffle

Luz and Christine McGoldrick stopped by the “Quilt for a Cure” raffle table to buy a ticket during the Luncheon of Hope at the Copper River Inn on Saturday. The quilt was donated by the Friends of Barb Ross group and the winner of the raffle was Maureen Hayward, In addition, roughly 12 other items were auctioned off to help raise money for the Church of the Holy Spirit.