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Trio of calves

A trio of calves sat mooing in their pens as they waited to be brought through the ring at the Stratton sales barn on Saturday put on by the Rainy River Cattlemen's Association. More than 1,600 head of cattle went through the ring, generating almost $2-million overall.

Trail extension

A group of Rainy River Field Naturalist Club members and volunteers braved the cold at the Cranberry Peatlands Interpretive Trail in Alberton on Saturday morning to begin laying in a little over 300 feet of cedar to the boardwalk there.

New Gold presentation

New Gold mine planner Bryan Strahl attended St. Francis School here last Thursday to teach Grade 4 students about the mine, its impacts, and effects on the environment. Our Lady of the Way students also sat in on the presentation via videoconference and asked questions.

Newspaper fashion

Cadence Smith-Anderson put the finishing touches on Jorja Fournier's outfit during the “Tween Club” held Monday afternoon at the Fort Frances Public Library. Tweens put on a newspaper fashion show. Youths aged nine-12 are urged to come by the library each Monday from 4-5 p.m. for fun and informative activities geared towards them.

Muskie runner

Greta Fedoruk was among the top performers for the Muskie cross-country team at the Evergreen Classic in Kenora last Thursday. Fedoruk ran to a gold-medal finish in the senior girls' 5.4-km race, clocking in with a time of 24:47 at the second meet of the NorWOSSA season. The Muskies next will be in Dryden tomorrow for the annual “Turkey Trot” meet.

Football practice

The Muskie football team had some of its members show up for an extra practice session Sunday afternoon at Fort High in order to get some prep work in for tomorrow's home game, which slated for 4 p.m. against the Maples Marauders. Those on hand worked hard on receiving drills like this one for a portion of the practice.

Circling in

Nick Hahkala of the Fort Frances Lakers looked to motor his way toward the net around his Minnesota Iron Rangers' opponents during the first period of his squad's 6-5 win in their home-opener Friday night. The Lakers then fell 5-3 to the visiting Thunder Bay North Stars the following night to suffer their first loss of the SIJHL season (3-1-0-0).

And the winner is . . .

Kiwanian Dr. Bob Lidkea and Carmen Ou, an optometry intern working at Lidkea Optometry here, drew the October winner of the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” at International Travel Services yesterday. Pia and Brian Beers from Fort Frances won a trip to New York City valued at $3,600. Next month's draw is a trip is a Bahamas cruise ($4,000).