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Academic awards

Nancy Gillon presented crests to those students who have made the honour roll three times during Fort Frances High School’s annual recognition assembly for academic achievement yesterday at the Townshend Theatre.

Chipping away

Dolores Medicine chipped from just off the green Friday during the 10th-annual Seven Generations golf tournament at Heron Landing on Couchiching. Due to rain thwarting a playoff, Greg Ward and his team of Jeff Ogden, Brad Gushulak, and Jorma Johnson ended up tied with Tom Copenace, Norm Copenace, Thomas Copenace and Andrew Crook for top spot among the full field of 40 teams.

For charity

Kirk Nelson and his children, Connor and Kennedy, enjoyed the charity barbecue lunch held at M&M Meat Shops here Saturday in support of the Rainy River District Breast Health Network. Franchise owner Chris McKinnon was happy to host the barbecue as his mother is a nurse with the district.

Strike a pose

Graduating dancer Joelle Barron and her dance partner, Alex Marusyk, performed their number, “Save the Last Dance For Me,” on Saturday during Fort Dance Studio’s ninth-annual Core and Elite Division recital, entitled “Let’s Danse.” The show drew a good-sized crowd to the Townshend Theatre and was well-received.

Show and Shine

Halie Krause took to the steering wheel like a pro while her sister, Kelly, enjoyed the “rumble seat" in Ed Halvorsen's 1930 Ford 'A' Roadster as they visited the 10th-annual "Show and Shine” on Scott Street on Saturday.

Nursery school graduation

Laura Chabot celebrated the nursery school graduation of her three-year-old son, Ethan Rose, yesterday at Knox United Church. Diplomas were handed out to numerous youngsters as they enjoyed lunch and a juggling show provided by Dr. Bruce Lidkea.

Top senior

Nelson Rogoza, left, received the Township of Alberton’s “Senior of the Year” award from Reeve Mike Hammond yesterday evening. Rogoza, 67, contributed to educating the community by teaching for 37 years, as well as being the principal at J.W. Walker and the former Alberton School. He also served on the planning board and various other township commitees.

Native Apology

Rosie Snowball looked at a “class photo” of children who attended St. Margerites Indian Residential School in Fort Frances in 1950. A public reception in conjunction with the broadcast of Stephen Harper’s apology for the wrong-doings commiteed against the children, their families, and their culture was held yesterday afternoon at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Making music

John Dutton directed the junior band though a selection of songs last night as they opened the Fort Frances High School Music Department’s annual spring concert at the Townshend Theatre.