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Tangled up

Muskie Jess Steele was all tangled up with a Kenora Broncos' defender during her squad's 2-0 loss in the NorWOSSA season-opener here last Wednesday morning. The black-and-gold then fell 3-1 to the visiting Dryden Eagles that afternoon to sit with a 0-2 record overall heading into league action today in Dryden, where they'll face the Eagles and Broncos again. See story on B3.

DU zamboni

This remote-controlled zamboni, filled with various alcohol beverages, was one of the many items that was raffled off at the 34th-annual Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction Friday night at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

DU award

Wes Steinberg of Badiuk's Powersports was presented with the Conservation Award (business) by co-organizer Charles Fisher and Rob Watson, Ducks Unlimited senior manager of events and volunteer relations for Northern Ontario, during the 34th-annual DU banquet and auction Friday night at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Block attempt

Muskie Connor Nelson looked to manoeuvre his way around a Kenora Broncos' block attempt during the squads' 1-1 draw last Wednesday morning in the NorWOSSA regular season-opener at Fort High. The Muskies then downed the visiting Dryden Eagles 5-0 that afternoon before finishing sixth at the Broncos Challenge Cup tournament over the weekend in Kenora.

DU auctioneer

Telford Advent, auctioneer for Riverbend Auction Services, entertained those on hand with a mix of humour and skill as he auctioned off the plethora of items at the Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction Friday night at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Youth soccer

The Fort Frances Youth Soccer season is in full flight once again with local youths hitting the pitch to work on various skills and learn the game. The Mantas and Sharks had blast yesterday evening as they competed against each other in Division II action at the St. Francis Sports Fields.

Chem

Fort Frances High School students Lillie MacKinnon (left) and Danielle Cridland stood outside of Canadian Tire on Saturday to raise funds for the annual “chem-free” grad party next month. Groups of students each took two-hour shifts at Canadian Tire, Walmart, and Tim Hortons to raise money for activities and refreshments for the festivities following the formal graduation ceremony.

Garden prep

Justin Taylor, a volunteer for the Fort Frances Community Garden, helped to get its raised beds ready for the new growing season. Each one was filled with a few buckets of gravel before being topped up with fresh soil.