The New Year’s baby in Rainy River District for 2017 is Weston Bradley Veldhuisen, who was born at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Jan. 1 at 10:47 a.m., weighing six pounds. Proud parents are Dan and Kayle Veldhuisen of Devlin, Ont. Each year, gifts and gift baskets are provided for the New Year’s baby by local businesses.
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Kiwanis Club members Carla Basaraba, Karla Rogozinski, Caryn Myers, Diane Maxey, and Angie Korzinski packed Christmas hampers this morning at the Salvation Army’s new location (351 Scott St.) The Kiwanis, who adopted 10 families in the Salvation Army’s “Adopt-A-Family” program, was among the groups that have helped make it a banner year for donations to those in need here.
In the spirit of the season, Riley Windego, left, and Lily Jourdain, Grade 5 students at Robert Moore School, decorated gingerbread houses there yesterday.
Play continues to be fun to watch, and the competition is fierce, in the Fort Frances Men’s Basketball League.
In a closely-fought first half in Tuesday night’s opening game, Revco did a great job of shutting down RRFN scoring machine Sam Soderman by holding him to only seven points.
Henry Miller of the Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club explained to Grade 6 students from Robert Moore School about plants, trees, and biodiversity during a recent visit to Rocky Inlet. Miller, along with Vic Alberts and Ahlan Johanson, also led Grade 3 students in outdoor learning there earlier in November, with both groups having a great time.
Sam Soderman and his RRFN team continued their early-season dominance in the Fort Frances Men’s Basketball League on Tuesday night at Fort High.
Soderman’s 28 points almost accounted for half of the total in RRFN’s 57-35 victory over BDO.
Liam Metke had a great first half for BDO, netting 13 points, but only managed one basket in the second half.
The monthly La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary executive meeting, held Nov. 1 in the hospital boardroom, focused on the fundraising activities of the group.
Monica Sus advised that plans for the “Spirit of Christmas” event are progressing nicely.
Many craft and other items already have been donated, with the expectation of more items yet to come.
Week 2 of the Fort Frances Men’s Basketball League season saw more new players coming out, meaning most ever team had plenty of subs—and thus fresh legs—throughout the game.
The added bodies didn’t equal up to more points on the board, however, as the scores were low once again.
Eric Fagerdahl revealed the item he’s donating for auction at the Friends of the Museum’s annual fall gala tonight—a handmade wooden cooler featuring a “49 Canadian” decal and vintage bottle opener. The fifth-annual wine-and-cheese fundraiser will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
After a month of warm-up games, some re-shuffling of teams, and an influx of new players (young and old), the Fort Frances Men’s Basketball League opened its season Tuesday.
While the low scores may attest to some of the rustiness of the players, there was good energy on the court and an excitement to be back playing meaningful games.