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Eagles feast on Muskie spikers

The Dryden Eagles proved to be far too much for the Muskie girls' volleyball program as both the seniors and juniors found themselves on the wrong ends of their matches here last Thursday.

The juniors saw their NorWOSSA record fall to 3-2 after taking their match against Dryden to the full five sets.

Collecting trees

Dan DeGagne of the Fort Frances Fire Brigade piled another Christmas tree onto the trailer as Leo Arrigo looked during the bridge’s annual pick-up on Saturday afternoon. Residents who had their trees collected are encouraged to give a donation to the brigade. If they didn’t already, they still can make one at the fire hall. Funds will be given to a yet-to-be-determined local charity.

New councillor

Mayor Roy Avis, right, congratulated Ken Perry after he was elected as councillor in last night’s municipal byelection. Perry garnered 1,813 votes in the municipal byelection, defeating opponent Todd Hamilton, who received 792 votes. Perry will take his oath of office at tonight’s council meeting.

Road closure

Portage Avenue, from Sinclair Street to Church Street, and Sinclair from Victoria Avenue to Portage Avenue, were closed to all public use and parking as of last Thursday due to construction at the biomass boiler site. Only mill deliveries will be permitted to use this portion of the roadway on the south and west sides of the biomass site.

Easy save

David Novak kept his eye on the puck above but rarely saw much of it as he made just four saves on seven shots in the Sabres’ 6-4 loss Friday night.

Tree toss

Making a stop on Fifth Street East, Kayne Shaw of the Fort Frances Fire Brigade tossed a tree into a trailer, as Leo Arrigo and Dan DeGagne looked on, during the bridge’s annual pick-up on Saturday. Residents who had their trees collected are encouraged to give a donation to the brigade. If they didn’t already, they still can make one at the fire hall.

Decorating window

Valerie Larson, left, and Bridget Dobransky were busy decorating the window at Betty’s on Scott Street to promote the upcoming VALA variety show entitled “The Wacky River Cruise.” The show is scheduled to run Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. and again Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets are available at Betty’s.

Star sighting

Princess Stephanee (a.k.a. Kim Redford), left, “Blanche” (Karon Kaminski), and Babs Spielberg (Barb Duguay) were spotted at Shaw Cable yesterday promoting their upcoming VALA variety show, which will run Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. and again Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.

Hanging paintings

Fort Frances Museum assistant Katie Urban hung a painting by Millie Eide Gladu last week in preparation for a new exhibit, “Millie Eide Gladu, a retrospective,” which will feature works by the local artisit until Feb. 8. Gladu was an active member of the arts community in Fort Frances from the 1950s until her passing in 1993.