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Sipping soup

Scott Kivimaki, along with his cousin, Julia Wrolstad from Dryden, enjoyed a bowl of soup Saturday afternoon at the United Church Christmas luncheon. The event also featured a bazaar and bake sale.

Three-man rush

Atikokan Voyageur Matthew Bazinet was joined by teammates Eric Williams (#47) and Kyler Gannon (#14) as he rushed up the ice during the final of the local PeeWee ‘A’ tournament yetserday afternoon at the ’52 Canadians Arena here. In a wild back-and-forth affair, the Current River Comets (Thundery Bay) captured the title with a 10-9 victory.

Streaking in

Muskie forward Shilo Beck blew past Red Lake Rams’ defender Ashley Shewchuk as she raced towards the net during NorWOSSA girls’ action yesterday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena here. Beck hit the twine on this play as the black-and-gold skated to a 6-2 victory.

We remember

Students from J.W. Walker School and members of the community created a sea of red poppies to mark Remembrance Day, following the annual service held at the Fort Frances Cenotaph this morning.

Art show

Nasia Kavanaugh, left, and her sister, Wynonna, admired Wayne Yerxa’s painting, “Three Sisters,” at the opening of the new exhibit, “This Place Where We Live,” yesterday evening at the Fort Frances Museum. The exhibit, which features paintings by Yerxa and fellow local artist Connie Cuthbertson, features many scenes from the Rainy Lake area.

Poster winner

Alyssa Chiasson of St. Francis School held up her poster that local judges selected as the winning entry from her school for Fort Frances Lions Club’s annual peace poster contest. Chiasson, alongside winning students from other local schools attended the Lions’ meeting this past Tuesday night to be presented with certificates and cheques, and talk about the ideas behind their poster.

Snow angel

Times’ sports reporter Lucas Punkari celebrated the first real snowfall of the season by making a snow angel in the freshly fallen powder this morning. There’s a chance of more snow tonight and tomorrow, but the mercury is set to rise on the weekend, making it doubtful the white stuff will stick around.

Doves of peace

Gemma Freisen’s piece of art was selected by local judges as the winning entry from Crossroads School in the Fort Frances Lions Club’s annual peace poster contest. Also tops at their respective schools were Alyssa Chiasson (St. Francis), Jada Eide (Robert Moore), and Rachel Ward (J.W. Walker). Each of four top posters now will be sent on for further judging at the district level.