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Fish fry

Marg and Gord Woollard were among the 167 people who brave the blustery weather Saturday evening to attend the fish fry at the Emo Legion. Everyone on hand enjoyed an excellent meal, as well as a chance to visit with relatives and friends.

'Souper Bowl'

Instead of rushing home to watch the Super Bowl pre-game coverage after the Sunday morning service, a large group of people stayed at the Emo Christian Reformed Church to enjoy a “Souper Bowl” lunch. A free-will offering was collected, with $600 being raised for the “Loaves & Fishes” soup kitchen in Fort Frances.

Big dunk

Jeremy Strain was one of several Muskie senior basketball players who showed off their dunking skills at Monday night’s practice. The team has a busy stretch of games this week after a long layoff due to weather cancellations and exams, culminating with a tournament in Kenora on the weekend.

Rounding the net

Muskie forward Brendan Cawston looked to fight off Jay MacTavish of the St. John’s Ravenscourt Eagles during semi-final action Saturday morning at the annual John Taylor Piper Classic tournament in Winnipeg. The Muskies won 4-1, but then lost to Oak Park 4-2 in the final that night.

Big catch for museum

Lee Dillman of Rainy River held up one of the many fish he’s hand-carved and painted over the years. After 20 years of this hobby, Dillman has donated six of his completed fish to the Fort Frances Museum—with more possibly to come. The display will open Feb. 20, with Dillman also planning to host demonstrations about how he makes his creations sometime in early March.

Muskie face-off

Muskie Donovan Cousineau battled St. John’s Ravenscourt Eagles’ forward Jason Crowley for a face-off during semi-final action Saturday morning at the annual John Taylor Piper Classic tournament in Winnipeg. The Muskies won the game 4-1 but then lost to Oak Park 4-2 in the final later that day.

PA Day fun

Katelyn Bruyere, Rachel Anderson, and Emma Cole put their own individual decorating twist on postcards during PA Day activities at the Fort Frances Museum on Friday. The theme for the day was “Fun with Stamps and Letters.”

Trip draw

Pat Herr of International Travel Services, left, and local Kiwanis Club president Angie Korzinski drew the “Trip of the Month” winner for February there this morning. Ron Yellowega of Fort Frances will be heading to sunny Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic—a trip valued at $4,000.

Ski outing

It was perfect weather early Saturday afternoon as Bryan North and Natasha Shack headed out on the trails at Rocky Inlet during the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club’s “Family Ski Day.” The club also will be hosting its second-annual candlelight ski there this Saturday (Feb. 7) starting at 6:30 p.m.