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The FFHS Muskies competed in the Harry McMaster Track Meet in Dryden on May 17. The team brought 42 competitors to Dryden and brought home 31 medals: Grades 7/8 Avery Degagne – 1st in 100m Sayler Easton – 1st in 400m , 3rd in 100m Cadence Sinclair – 3rd in […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

14-year-old TJ Barker is ready to fish his first “real” tournament with his dad, Jon. The pair are set to compete against about 30 other teams in the 2022 Emo Walleye Classic next weekend. TJ says he’s fished a bunch of smaller derbies, but this is his first real taste […]

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By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

Even with the raging waters of a swollen river awaiting them, anglers are gearing up for the Emo Walleye Classic with excitement and only a little trepidation. The Emo Walleye Classic returns in traditional format this weekend, running in Emo from May 26 to May 28. While the usually-annual fishing […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

Five years ago, high-school friends Edward Cabral and Jamie Blattner were fishing on the Manitou Rapids when Cabral landed a 22-inch walleye. “Why couldn’t you have reeled that in during the tournament?” said Blattner. A few days earlier, the pair finished second last in the 2017 Emo Walleye Classic. That […]

By Darren Derendorf
Special to the Times

Welcome back to a full season of racing action at the Emo Speedway! Like for so many of us in the region, Mother Nature has unfortunately put a damper on the start of our season. That being said, weather permitting the drivers will be returning to action starting this Saturday, […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

Fort Frances native Jagger Lockman is planning to spend the month of July teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) in Fort Frances. Lockman took up BJJ when he left the Fort Frances area for Southern Ontario. “I moved away when I was 18,” Lockman said. “I started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I’ve […]

This season I would like to welcome all of the readers into the 3D Racing shop where my Dad (#28 Doug Derendorf) and myself (#80 Darren Derendorf) field two Emo Street Stocks weekly at the Emo Speedway. Doug is the veteran of the team with nearly 50 years of racing […]

The Fort Frances Muskies opened their soccer season Wednesday. Defenders Katherine Fisher (above) and Izzy Meeks (left) were on hand for the girls’ 5-0 victory over Rainy River. The boys also defeated Rainy River 5-0. Callum McCormick (top left) takes a header. Garrett Paull (bottom left) directs traffic. Both Muskie […]

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The Fort Frances Senior Centre is calling on local seniors to join in the Senior Games. The window to sign up is closing fast – the deadline for registration is May 20. Forms are available at the Senior Centre. The games will kick off on May 24 with Billiards, in […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com
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Megan Walchuk
Editor/Staff Writer
mwalchuk@fortfrances.com

Jenks took part in the 126th Boston Marathon last month, finishing with a time of 4:42:59. But for Jenks, who just turned 60, her placement wasn’t as important as seeing the finish line. “My goal was to finish,” she said. “The big thing with Boston is getting into the Boston […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

After a virtual tournament last year and nothing the year before, Colleen Vennechenko, Emo Walleye Classic organizer, says she is ready for the competition to be back in person. “It’s a great way to bring the community together,” she says. “And right now, I think we need this.” Vennechenko is […]