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Monument unveiled

After the unveiling ceremony was completed Friday morning, many in the large crowd stood under the pavilion to get a closer look at the long-awaited monument commemorating the 17 lives lost to the Dance Fire, which occured on Thanksgiving Day back in 1938. The unveiling was held 70 years to the day of the tragic blaze.

Election messages

Students in Solange Busch’s Grade 5 class at St. Francis School have been busy learning about politics during this federal election. Cameron Turriff (upper left), Alyssa Chiasson, Jordan Bruyere, Maddie Sanders, Ian Jodoin (lower left), and Maggie Jean showed off the posters they made about the different parties in the running.

Bounce pass

Kayla Windigo, far left, fed the ball into the paint during the Muskie senior girls’ 31-30 win over the visiting Dryden Eagles last week. The two teams squared off again here yesterday (the outcome was not known before press time).

Bring your ID to vote

After a five-week campaign, voters finally will have a chance to make their voices heard with the arrival of election day today.

Polls in Rainy River District are open from 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., which coincides with the polls located in the riding’s Eastern time zone that are open from 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Crusaders bowl over Muskies

The St. Paul’s Crusaders invaded Muskie Field on Friday afternoon—and certainly left their mark with a 44-0 victory.

The Crusaders racked up big yardage on the ground in the first half and led 21-0 at the break, then went to the air in the second half in adding three more scores to close out the rout.


It is with great sadness that the family of Irene Tkachyk (nee Badiuk) announces she passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Man.

Irene was born Jan. 24, 1937 to John and Mary Badiuk of Fort Frances, Ont.

Irene was predeceased by her mother, Mary Badiuk, on Dec. 23, 1974 and her father, John Badiuk, on Feb. 11, 1985. She also was predeceased by her husband of 49 years Steve Tkachyk, on March 19, 2003.

Both Irene and Steve were proud members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Fort Frances.