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Pirate party

Callahan Wiedenhoeft and Olivia Andrushuk were all smiles during a pirate party that was held in their Grade 1 class by their teacher, Jeremiah McCart, with the help of John Cousineau.

Gaping holes

As if traffic congestion isn’t bad enough in Fort Frances, Second Street East had to be blocked off between Portage Avenue and Victoria Avenue for a good part of yesterday when the street gave way in two spots. It took crews until well after dark to repair the damage.

Academic awards

Nancy Gillon presented crests to those students who have made the honour roll three times during Fort Frances High School’s annual recognition assembly for academic achievement yesterday at the Townshend Theatre.

Chipping away

Dolores Medicine chipped from just off the green Friday during the 10th-annual Seven Generations golf tournament at Heron Landing on Couchiching. Due to rain thwarting a playoff, Greg Ward and his team of Jeff Ogden, Brad Gushulak, and Jorma Johnson ended up tied with Tom Copenace, Norm Copenace, Thomas Copenace and Andrew Crook for top spot among the full field of 40 teams.

Strike a pose

Graduating dancer Joelle Barron and her dance partner, Alex Marusyk, performed their number, “Save the Last Dance For Me,” on Saturday during Fort Dance Studio’s ninth-annual Core and Elite Division recital, entitled “Let’s Danse.” The show drew a good-sized crowd to the Townshend Theatre and was well-received.

Show and Shine

Halie Krause took to the steering wheel like a pro while her sister, Kelly, enjoyed the “rumble seat" in Ed Halvorsen's 1930 Ford 'A' Roadster as they visited the 10th-annual "Show and Shine” on Scott Street on Saturday.

Nursery school graduation

Laura Chabot celebrated the nursery school graduation of her three-year-old son, Ethan Rose, yesterday at Knox United Church. Diplomas were handed out to numerous youngsters as they enjoyed lunch and a juggling show provided by Dr. Bruce Lidkea.

Top senior

Nelson Rogoza, left, received the Township of Alberton’s “Senior of the Year” award from Reeve Mike Hammond yesterday evening. Rogoza, 67, contributed to educating the community by teaching for 37 years, as well as being the principal at J.W. Walker and the former Alberton School. He also served on the planning board and various other township commitees.

Making music

John Dutton directed the junior band though a selection of songs last night as they opened the Fort Frances High School Music Department’s annual spring concert at the Townshend Theatre.