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DU banquet successful yet again

It was a night of good food, good prizes, and good fellowship at the 34th-annual Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction held Friday at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

About 190 people attended the event to help raise more than $30,000 for the Fort Frances branch of DU.

More than $30,000 also was raised last year for DU, ranking it in the top 20 of Ontario fundraising events.

Mixed results for Muskies

The Muskie boys' and girls' soccer teams kicked off the NorWOSSA regular season here yesterday with mixed results.

The boys battled to a 1-1 draw with the Kenora Broncos in the morning game, then cruised to a 5-0 shutout over the Dryden Eagles in the afternoon.

Goal scorers were not known as of press time.

Mixed start to Owls' season

Both Rainy River Owls' soccer squads know they'll be in tough in NorWOSSA 'A' action this season.

That was made pretty evident last Wednesday and Thursday by the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) and Sioux Lookout Warriors.

The girls' squad opened with a 2-0 shutout loss to the Saints on Wednesday before battling them to a scoreless draw the next morning.

Alzheimer calendar winners

Carol Derksen of Fort Frances won $40 twice in the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts' cash calendar draw for May.

Other local winners included Joleen Helliar and Esther Halverson (Nestor Falls), Carol Fadden (Sleeman), and Diane Vandenbrand (Stratton).

IBRT to wrap up popular series

“Radio Icebox,” the sci-fi comedy podcast produced by the Icebox Radio Theater in International Falls, will wrap up its run after the May 15 episode.

“Radio Icebox” debuted in 2015 as part of an effort by the IBRT to attempt a ongoing adventure series.

At its conclusion, the series will have lasted three seasons, accounting for 38 episodes.

Moose hunter nabbed

A Brampton man has been fined $4,000 as a result of an unlawful moose hunt.

Luigi Latini pleaded guilty and was fined $4,000 for discharging a firearm on a travelled roadway.

Court heard that on Oct. 14, a conservation officer contacted several hunters as they were hanging a harvested moose at a resort in Ignace.