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Bedtime stories

Children’s librarian Andrea Avis was snug in her pyjamas as she read a bedtime story to wind down “Family Storytime” at the Fort Frances Public Library yesterday evening. Families are welcome to attend the story night, which is held each Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Fall clean-up slated Nov. 1

In an effort to give town residents a chance to do a little cleaning up before the snow flies, the town will suspend the collection of tipping fees at the local landfill on Saturday, Nov. 1 for half-ton vehicles and utility trailers.

Tipping fees will be waived from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., but only for leaves, tree branches, grass clippings, and garden waste.

KENNETH HAROLD WICKSTROM

Kenneth Harold Wickstrom, of Kelowna, B.C., passed away peacefully at the Kelowna General Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 at the age of 84.

Ken is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Judy Donnelly and Bruce Wickstrom (Betty); step-daughters, Sherry Moran (Tim) and Wendi Stewart (Nigel Coe); and stepson, Laurie Stewart (Lorraine).

Marathon teen killed by train

Marathon OPP, fire, and ambulance services attended a train-pedestrian collision at 2:35 p.m. on Saturday in Marathon.

A CP train travelling westbound through Marathon struck a 17-year-old youth west of Peninsula Road. The male, who was travelling south along a path, tried to cross the tracks and was struck by the engine.

The location was not a marked crossing area.

Tourney action

The Muskie girls’ junior basketball team was divided into two teams for their annual tournament Friday and Saturday at Fort High. Team White (3-1) ended up finishing second behind St. Ignatius (4-0) while Team Black finished fourth with a 1-3 mark. Dryden (2-2) took third place, with Kenora rounding at the five-team tournament at 0-4.