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Junior runners nab gold

The Muskie cross-country team was nothing short of impressive in its season-opening meet yesterday.

The junior girls' squad, comprised of Ashlyn Beck, Greta Fedoruk, Grace Kowal, and Jaida Norris, easily took gold in its division by grabbing three of the top-five finishes at the SSSAA Time Trials in Thunder Bay.

Gas leak

The 200 block of Scott Street had to be blocked off this morning, and A Buck or Two and CIBC on Scott Street evacuated, after a gas line was struck during an excavation near the bank. Firefighters had to test the gas levels in the buildings to make sure they were safe to go back into. The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service, OPP, and Union Gas responded to the scene.

Jimmy the Janitor preview

“Jimmy the Janitor,” a popular Canadian radio character, will be coming back to Fort Frances in October, performing at the Townshend Theatre as a special fundraising event for the 908 Rainy Lake Air Cadets.

“I think it's great humour,” said Patrick Langevin, who is spearheading the event.

“'Jimmy' is well-known all across Canada for being a great one-man show,” he added.

Unusual spud

Dixie Kivi of North Branch brought this unusual potato into the Times' office on Monday. It seems to be a fusion of eight potatoes in one and it was the only tater produced by its plant.

Duo tops again at 'Bassin For Bucks'

Another fishing tournament culminated in yet another win for Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson.

After claiming a second-straight International Falls Bass Championship title alongside Scott Dingwall last month, Gustafson of Keewatin teamed up with Kenora's Mike Reid to nab the crown at the 23rd-annual “Bassin For Bucks” in Sioux Narrows over the weekend.