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Ukrainian visitor

The Metropolitan Yurij, spiritual head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Canada, was in Fort Frances in July to lead a special service commemorating the 70th anniversary of St. George's Ukrainian Orthodox Church here.

Jessie Baker

Emo native Jessie Baker was among the 20 bachelorettes who vied for the heart of former major-league baseball player Chris Leroux on “The Bachelor Canada,” which aired on W Network starting in early October. Jessie ended up just missing out on making the final three.

Tener project

Local historian Merv Ahrens pored over a selection of photos by pioneer photographer William Tener for his book that officially was launched Nov. 30.

Grocery draw

Fort Frances Lion John Pohanka, Safeway staffer Kairsti Fraser, and Lions Helen Pohanka and Paul Patterson were on hand for the club's final food draw Saturday at Safeway. Melanie French of Fort Frances won the grand prize of $100 in grocery certificates for a year while Drew Kaliska of Fort Frances took the second-place draw of $1,000 in gift certificates.

Lakers season

Fort Frances Lakers' defenceman Mark Richter sent Thief River Falls Norskies' forward Alec Daman a clear message he wasn't welcome in goalie Jessie Heisz's crease during their first-round “Survivor Series” back in March. The Lakers prevailed 3-1 in the best-of-five showdown but the three-time defending SIJHL champs then were swept by the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in the best-of-seven semi-finals.

Muskie girls

Muskie Jillian Calder didn't waste any time getting this shot off against Sioux Lookout Warriors' goalie Alex Morin during the teams' best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-final back in February. The black-and-gold eventually advanced to the OFSAA 'A'/'AA' championship in Stratford, where they were ousted with a 6-5 quarter-final loss to the All Saints Titans (Whitby).

Motocross racer

Brandon Croswell of Emo looked right at home on his home track, placing in the top three twice during the Superior Dirt Riders Northern Ontario doubleheader weekend in late June at the Emo Motocross course.

Muskie soccer

Members of the Muskie boys' soccer team were jubilant over capturing a seventh-straight NorWOSSA crown with a 4-0 victory over the Dryden Eagles in the league final held in Kenora in late May.

Hall of Fame

1980 Muskie senior girls' hoopsters Laurie Moxham, left, Tracy Roach, Kathy Kolynchuk, and Jean Bujold were part of the group that became the first women—and first basketball players—inducted into the Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame back in August.