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Oh so close

Delbert Ross, right, tried for birdie on a short put on the ninth hole of the annual Frog Creek Open on Sunday morning but fell short. The “hackers” tournament, in which all participants must have a handicap of at least 15, draws many regulars who enjoy the easy-going atmosphere of the event, including Ross and his three flightmates. All four are regulars in the Frog Creek Open.

Taking a ride

Les Caul drove his team of horses along Highway 613 North on Saturday as an old-fashioned “wagon train” got on its way. About 30 people piled into three wagons while others rode their horses from Harold and Karen Kellar’s residence to the Dance Hall. A dinner and social evening was held, with the group taking a different route home the following morning.

Taste of Mexico

Mathew Nowak, foreground, had some “sopa ranchera” with his mom, Cathy Richards, and sister, Jenna Nowak, as well as other family members, on Saturday evening during a Mexican-themed dinner at St. John’s Anglican Church. The church saw a nearly full house for the special supper, which featured food like chili, tamales, frijoles refritos, and enchilada verdes. Sept.

Spirit of hope

Josie McLeod, left, Joanne Bliss, and Arlene Georgeson were among the participants who walked, ran, and biked in the local Terry Fox Run yesterday afternoon. The group left the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau at 2 p.m., made their way to Pither’s Point, and then turned around and made it back to the old CN station for a barbecue courtesty of Community Living Fort Frances and District.

New look

Helen Andrusco checked out some of the items in a living room display at Green’s Countrywide this morning during its grand re-opening to showcase the store’s new look. A number of sales are being offered throughout the three-day extravaganza, as well as draw prizes, cookies, and coffee.

Ready to pass

Muskie quarterback Blake Wepruk got set to throw a bomb upfield during the second half of the team’s WHSFL season-opener Friday afternoon against the visiting Sturgeon Heights Huskies. Wepruk would score the black-and-gold’s lone touchdown on a quarterback sneak in their 20-6 loss.

Full Plate

Amy Norris, two, chowed down on a delicious pancake breakfast cooked up by local Air Cadets and their parents as her dad, Brian, looked on Saturday morning at the Fort Frances Airport.

In memory

Luis Valenzuela tended to a makeshift memorial dedicated to the late Ben Klyne, a starting linebacker with the Muskie football team who was killed in a car accident last month, during the team’s season-opener here Friday. Klyne was memorialized in a short ceremony before the game, and the team will wear his #27 on their helmets for the season.

Load shift

A truckload of OSB from Ainsworth-Barwick shifted as it was eastbound on King’s Highway just before Keating Avenue here around 11 a.m. today, forcing the wood against the cab. Traffic was reduced to one lane for a short period of time before noon. The cause of the accident has yet to be determined but no injuries were reported, police on the scene said.

Who’s open?

Muskie quarterback Blake Wepruk looked upfield for an open receiver while being pressured by the Sturgeon Heights Huskies defence in the second half of a 20-6 loss here Friday afternoon to open the WHSFL season. Wepruk eventually tossed the ball out of bounds, but earlier scored the Muskies’ only touchdown on a quarterback sneak.