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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.

Local Catholic teachers get raise

Teachers with the Northwest Catholic District School Board will receive a two percent salary hike after the Ontario Elementary English Catholic Teachers’ Association ratified a contract for the 2000-01 school year.

The deal was announced at the board’s regular monthly meeting Saturday in Sioux Lookout.