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Advent service

St. Francis School's Junior Division celebrated an Advent prayer service at St. Mary's Church here Thursday evening. Children sang hymns and Christmas songs, said readings from the Bible, lit candles, blessed the Advent wreath, and prayed.

Christmas story

The Grade 1/2 class at Sturgeon Creek recorded a digital presentation of the Christmas story for their Christmas concert this year. With the help of their Grade 7/8 book buddies, they sang the song “Rejoice” while the audience enjoyed the presentation.  -Dave Ogilvie photo

Packing hamper

Firefighter Doug Wright was among the Fort Frances Fire Brigade members who packed hampers Monday morning at the Salvation Army food bank here. The brigade has made it a Christmas tradition to pack the hampers, this year stepping up to fill a tall order—160 hampers in total.

Christmas open house

A handful of people turned out to the open house at local MPP Greg Rickford's constituency office at 276 Scott St. yesterday afternoon. Baked goods and apple cider was enjoyed by those who came out. Mr. Rickford unfortunately could not attend in person as he was called away suddenly for an emergency sitting at Queen's Park.

Tipped over

Aurora Hutton tipped a shot over the outstretched arms of Kenora Broncos' defender Brianna Leutschaft during the third set of the Muskie junior girls' volleyball team's 3-0 win Thursday afternoon at Fort High. The squad will cap the first half of their NorWOSSA schedule tomorrow against the host Dryden Eagles.

Crossed up

Ashton Cousineau looked to fend off a Kenora Broncos' opponent and win the puck battle during the first period of the Muskie boys' hockey team's 3-1 win Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. It was the Muskies' second-straight win against the Broncos after also beating them 6-3 on Thursday night in Kenora.