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2006 Images

At the hop

These three girls showed off their moves during the ’50s/’60s dance at the Emo Legion on Friday night. Although most didn’t dress in the style, everyone seemed to have a good time groovin’ to the music provided by Yowza. The dance was a fundraiser for the W.I. Museum in Emo and the Emo Friends of the Library.

—Heather Ogilvie photo

Terry Fox spirit

Allison Brown, far left, of Fort Frances, joined her grandmother, Shirley Brown, far right, of Nestor Falls, and her friends Gladys Jolicoeur of Stratton, second to left, and Elsie Miller of Morson, second to right, on Sunday afternoon for the Terry Fox “Marathon of Hope.” This year’s fundraiser drew 70 participants and raised over $9,000.

—Duane Hicks photo

Checking for signs

Ministry of Natural Resources’ FireRanger crew leader Mark Dillon, from Chapleau, demonstrated a technique called “cold trailing,” where firefighters actually feel inside stumps to check for residual heat after a fire.

Charred remains

Ministry of Natural Resources’ FireRanger crew leader Mark Dillon, from Chapleau, pointed out some of the damage caused by Fort Frances Fire #128—a 26-hectare blaze in the Preacher Lake area, just west of Burditt Lake (about 30 km north of Emo) that was reported Sept. 8.

‘Marathon of Hope’

Mayor Dan Onichuk did the honours of cutting the ribbon to start the 26th-annual Terry Fox Run yesterday afternoon outside the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau. This year’s fundraiser saw 70 participants raise at least $9,000 for cancer research, with more money still coming in. —Duane Hicks photo

Running room

Muskie running back Terry Carmody turned the corner against the Sturgeon Creek Schooner defence yesterday in Winnipeg. But Carmody and his teammates struggled mightily to move the ball offensively, allowing the Schooners to earn a 16-6 victory before their hometown fans. —Alex Cruickshank photo

End of an era

Crews tore down Witherspoon’s One Stop this morning to make way for an Extra Foods grocery store, to be built here next year. The business, which expanded from a gas station to include a convenience store and hunting equipment over the years, had been owned and run by the Witherspoon family for 50 years.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Breaking a tackle

Muskie fullback Allen “Gus” Hunsperger ran over the Kildonan East Eagle defender last Friday during Fort High’s season opener. The Muskies moved the ball effective on the ground en route to the 24-0 win.

—Alex Cruickshank photo

Breakfast spread

Alysha Shields, a Grade 4 student at Robert Moore, helped put together the school’s snack trays on Monday morning. Student and parent volunteers are an integral part of the program, which recently received provincial funding.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Born to be wild

Joelle Campbell had her dog, Pebbles, all decked out and ready to ride Saturday morning, just prior to the start of the local Alzheimer Society’s fourth-annual “Ride for Memories.” About 30 district riders went to Dryden via Highway 502, where they met up with motorcyclists from there and Kenora. They then went on to Sioux Lookout for lunch, then on to Kenora for a steak supper wind-up.