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Pirate donation

Dressed as pirates, students from St. Michael’s School presented Fort Frances Public Library board chairperson Joyce Cunningham with a “treasure” this morning. The students in Paulette Romaniuk’s Grade 3 class and Tina Gurski’s Grade 2 class collected a total of $48.75 in coins to donate to the “Building for the Future” fundraising campaign for a new library here.

Story time

Fort Frances Jr. Sabres’ defenceman MacKenzie York read a Hallowe’en story to students in Heather Bridgeman’s Grade 1/2 class at J.W. Walker School yesterday as his teammate and brother, Matthew, looked on. Several of the team’s players stopped by the school to share in storytime with the youngsters.

New citizen

Harry Steiner, originally from the U.S., was presented with his Canadian citizenship certificate from Citizenship Judge Arthur Miki during a ceremony at the Fort Frances Courthouse yesterday afternoon.

Paving the way

Contractors continued paving Central Avenue this morning. Crews started the work on Tuesday, and already have completed the 100 block of Church Street. The 100 block of Scott Street also will be paved, and a new brick sidewalk also is being installed on Central Avenue right now. Once the paving work is done, the road will re-open, with a second phase of work to begin in the spring.

Guest speaker

Jack Fafard spoke to students at St. Francis School yesterday about his experiences and work with the Casa Amparo Orphanage in Reynosa, Mexico. Later that day, students also heard from Fr. Pat Martin, who talked about mission work.

Painful reminder

Members of the “Boobettes” (Sue Jones, left, Ginette Anderson, and Shawne Crowe) acted out some of the more primitive means of getting a mammogram throughout history at the Rainy River Breast Health Network’s “Luncheon of Hope” on Saturday.

Going up

Moving along right on schedule, the steel framework for the new biomass boiler building started going up today at the site located on Portage Avenue and Sinclair Street. In the next three to five weeks, the entire steel structure should be completed. The concrete for the stoker foundation, which the boiler will sit on, also will be poured today.

Flavour of Greece

Rob Barron, Laurie Hogan, and Rick Collette looked on as Fort High teacher Kelly Connor, who teaches the hospitality course there, poured a marinade during a cooking class last Wednesday at the high school.

In the paint

The Muskie junior girls fought for the ball under both nets in NorWOSSA action yesterday against the visiting Kenora Broncos. But despite some improved and, at times inspired, play, the squad ultimately fell 29-17.