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Band fundraiser brings in big bucks

Exceeding its preliminary total of $1,500, a more recent tally shows he Fort High senior band raised more than $3,000 towards its trip to Germany and Austria next March Break at an Oktoberfest dinner and silent auction last Thursday evening at the Legion here.

“It’s been a month in the making but we got what we were aiming for,” enthused co-organizer Eric Fagerdahl.

Young writer has poem published

At the tender age of 10, Karli McKinnon of Fort Frances has become a published writer, with her first poem appearing in the newly-released “Chicken Soup for the Pre-Teen Soul.”

“I read an article about the book and I wrote them a letter,” McKinnon said. “I didn’t think I was entering a contest.”

Man charged with murder to appear in court Monday

A 26-year-old Burriss man, charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a woman there Sunday night, is slated to make his next court appearance Monday .

Michael Tetu has been in custody since being arrested at the scene. A date for a show-cause hearing may be set at Monday’s appearance, Crown Attorney Robert “Buster” Young said this morning.