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Reservist honoured

Maj. Jon Baker, left, presented Master Bombardier Nathan Cousineau with a certificate on behalf of the 116th Independent Field Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery on Saturday afternoon. The local school teacher had served with the 116th since April 22, 2005.

Artillery info

Recruiting sergeant Kevin Allard showed off an 81mm mortar to Joe Galbraith, Kodi-Jo Galbraith, and Catherine Robinson during an open house early Saturday afternoon near the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Womens vball

The Fort Frances Women's Volleyball League still is going strong after all these years. Action runs every Thursday beginning at 7 p.m., with all 12 teams playing at Fort High and St. Michael's School. Pictured here was a game between Scared Hitless and Let's Talk About Sets in the Fort High gym, which the latter took by a 3-1 margin.

Top shelf shot

Fort Frances Lakers' forward Ian Jarvis blasted the team's lone goal top-shelf past Thief River Falls Norskies' goalie Jackson Nelson during last Tuesday's 7-1 loss at the Ice For Kids Arena. But the Lakers exacted some revenge with a 2-1 shootout win Saturday night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena to snap a three-game losing streak.

Eluding check

Joe Glowack of the International Falls Broncos looked to avoid the oncoming freight train in Muskie forward Jon Busch during his team's 2-1 exhibition win Monday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Broncos swept the two-game “Border Battle” series after having won the opener 5-4 in overtime back on Dec. 22 over in the Falls.

Watts bowling

Jeff Watts prepared to throw a ball during the annual Open zone roll-offs Saturday afternoon at Plaza Lanes. The Fort Frances bowler wound up averaging 257 over the 20 games to top the men's division and earn a berth at the provincial championships in Azilda (Sudbury) in March.

Hysterical history

“Cardinal Richelieu" prepared to send "Milady de Winter" (played by Fort Frances native R.J. Comeau) on a secret mission to further her plot against the king during the "Nearly World-Famous" DuffleBag Theatre's performance of Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers" yesterday evening at the Townshend Theatre.

Atom AA action

Dakota Cooper of the Fort Frances Canadians looked to jam one past International Falls Broncos' goalie Caleb Joslyn during the host team's 5-2 win in yesterday's final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual Atom 'AA' tournament. Cooper later notched a goal while Hunter McLean and Landon Hanson each scored twice, with Gage Mitchell earning the win between the pipes.

Military training

Warrant Officer Robin Everett spoke with civilian Dwayne Hunking about winter camping at the 116th Independent Field Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery's training exercise, “Frosty Gunner,” on Saturday afternoon by the Fort Frances Curling Club. The public was welcome to drop by, learn more about enlisting in the army reserves, and watch soldiers practice winter survival skills.