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Save the bees

A group of local children held a “Save the Bees" fundraiser Saturday by selling iced tea to raise money for the purchasing and planting of "bee-friendly” plants such as wild flowers, daisies, and sunflowers. The stand was set up outside the Fort Frances Curling Club, where the Mother's Day Market was being held, to stir up some business.

Soccer prep

Count the Muskie girls' soccer team among those who were happy with the recent nice weather here in Borderland. The black-and-gold made their way onto the pitch for practice Monday afternoon at Fort High to sharpen their skills for their upcoming season, which kicks off with an exhibition tournament slated for May 4-5 in Winnipeg.

Dramatic performance

Grade 6-8 students at the Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program (S.C.A.P.) put on a silhouette performance inside the Townshend Theatre earlier this month during the Drama portion of the annual Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts. Biblical stories, such as the birth of Jesus (above) and “The Women at the Well" (below), were acted out to "Broken Things” by Matthew West.

Passing baton

The Muskie relay race squad was able to get some reps in at practice Monday afternoon at Fort High ahead of yesterday's season-opening meet across the river in International Falls. The next meet for the black-and-gold is slated for this coming Monday (April 30) in Baudette, Mn.

Boat raffle

Members of the Rainy River Walleye Tournament committee and Border Lions Club were at the Nestor Falls Marine boat show at the Emo Arena on Saturday as part of “Spring Fever Days” to sell tickets on the pontoon boat they are raffling off. The draw will be made during the Rainy River Walleye Tournament in September.

Hard running

Muskie sprinters (above) looked to hit another gear during the track-and-field team's practice Monday afternoon at Fort High.

It was a perfect day for running as the sun was out and the temperature was nice.

Meanwhile, the squad's long jumpers (at left) took advantage of the beautiful weather by seeing how far they could soar.

Muskie girls awards

The Muskie girls' hockey team held its annual awards banquet Friday night at Fort High. Posing with their respective trophies were Siobhan MacKintosh (most improved), left, Annalise (CC) Hayes (MVP), Taylor Croswell (most sportsmanlike), Avery Cates (most dedicated), Jenna Clendenning (Scott Clendenning Award), Katelyn Gurniak (co-rookie of the year), and Kelsey Langtry (coaches award).

Taking breather

Members of Muskie girls' soccer team paused for a little breather during practice yesterday afternoon at Fort High. The black-and-gold took full advantage of the sunshine and warmer temperature to work on various skills ahead of their season-opening exhibition tournament slated for May 4-5 in Winnipeg.

Baton passing

The recent nice weather finally allowed members of the Muskie track-and-field team to practice outdoors yesterday afternoon at Fort High. Relay racing and long jump were among the events the athletes were working on ahead of their first meet of the season that ran today in International Falls.