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Racers close book on season

The Borderland Racing Association handed out its end-of-season awards Saturday night in Emo—and there was plenty of hardware to be had with a number of racers going home with their hands full.

Winning points title trophies were Tylar Wilson (Street Stocks), Kendal Gamsby (Midwest Modifieds), and Greg Ferris (WISSOTA Modifieds).

Cross-country team’s season ends

The Muskie cross-country team wrapped up its season at the NWOSSAA final at the Kamview Nordic Centre in Thunder Bay last Wednesday.

Jake McTavish was the top Muskie finisher in the senior boys’ race, moving up four spots on the final lap to wind up in 19th place.

In the senior girls’ race, both Anikka McTavish and Deanna Saunders placed in the top 30.

Sabres wind up trip with OT loss

The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres are left to lick their wounds after salvaging just one point on their three-games-in-three-nights road trip with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Dryden Ice Dogs on Friday night.

“We didn’t achieve the points we wanted to,” Sabres’ head coach Wayne Strachan said of the road trip that also saw losses to the Fort William North Stars and Thunder Bay Bearcats.

Lightning caused outage

Residents living in the central part of town lost power late Saturday night after lightning struck the feeder on Victoria Avenue, the Fort Frances Power Corp. reported this morning.

FFPC general superintendent Brian Mueller said the strike destroyed a cut-out switch on the feeder, which is located at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Fifth Street East.

More top citizen nominees wanted

With the deadline for nominations coming up next Friday (Oct. 31), the town’s “Citizen of the Year” selection committee is asking the public to think of individuals who have made a difference in our community and nominate them for the award, which is being given out for the 21st time this year.

Town staff reported only five nominations forms had been turned in as of this morning.