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First tune-up

Muskie goalie David Moen hauled in a shot during an exhibition game against the Thunder Bay ‘AAA’ Midget Kings here Saturday afternoon. The black-and-gold blanked the visitors 1-0 in a tune-up for their fifth-straight trip to the all-Ontarios in Ottawa on April 2-5. More exhibition games are likely in the near future.

Magic act

Jordan Carlson and Sydney Beck, two members of the Emo Figure Skating Club’s CanSkate Group 1, performed a Las Vegas number as the magician and his assistants to the tune of “Do You Believe in Magic” during the club’s annual ice show Saturday night.

Red Cross month

Shana Hansson, left, Dryden and District branch manager for the Canadian Red Cross, Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis, and local first-aid instructor John Beaton prepared to raise the flag at the Fort Frances Civic Centre yesterday to mark March as “Red Cross Month.” The Red Cross is looking for volunteers, with those interested asked to call Hansson at 1-888-277-9089.

Rare sighting

A mother lynx, who had just hunted a snowshoe hare, brought the food back to her three kits. The photo was taken in the Atikokan area by Ben Slack, a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer who was out on snowmobile patrol last month.

Retirement celebration

Friends, family, and co-workers visited with Jane Johnstone, second from left, during a celebration at the Travel Information Centre here yesteday in honour of her retirement. Many people stopped by to offer their best wishes, with Johnstone also receiving recognition from local MP Ken Boshcoff and Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis.

Digging away

A town crew repaired a broken sewer service line on the 100 block of Third Street West yesterday morning. The scheduled work temporarily closed one lane of traffic on that stretch of the road until the early afternoon.

Viva Las Vegas!

Members of the Emo Figure Skating Club showed off their skills during their annual ice show Saturday night at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre. This year’s show’s was entitled “Viva Las Vegas.”

Shutout effort

Muskie goalie David Moen swallowed up a shot from the Thunder Bay ‘AAA’ Midget Kings in exhibition action here Saturday afternoon. Matt McLellan netted a second-period goal while Moen made every save as the black-and-gold earned a 1-0 win as a tune-up for their fifth-straight trip to the all-Ontarios in Ottawa in early April.

Family fun

Jolene Quast, left, her son, Liam, and family friend, Cassidy Fryer, searched for clues in a book during a sports scavenger hunt yesterday evening at St. Francis School here. Dozens of students and their parents came out for the event, which featured a spaghetti supper, followed by a scavenger hunt, broomball, and volleyball.

Abba concert

The all-Canadian cast of “ABBAmania” performed the band's popular hits in front of a full house at the Townshend Theatre on Saturday night. Opening acts were Rod Stweart (Dave Battah) and Tina Tuner (Sonia Ndongmo).