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— Photo Ken Kellar

NCDS executive director Nicke Paddock (Baird), left, and marketing co-ordinator Jolene Stahn showed off the aprons and logo for “The Caf Co." that will be restarting operations at the Fort Frances High School cafeteria this year. NCDS is overseeing the creation of the new not-for-profit business and plans to hire a full-time manager and two prep cooks, as well as high school students and work placement clients, to run the business day-to-day. "The Caf Co.” is aiming to provide healthy, fun and affordable lunches to the staff and students at Fort High.

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Erika Gerula showed off her 1,270 pound steer that sold for $6.10 a pound, totalling $7,747 at the 4-H Market Steer Auction during the Emo Fair on Saturday. The Grand Champion this year was Hanna LeDrew's 1,430 pound steer that sold for $10,010, at $7 a pound. Close to 20 4-H Beef Club members sold their steer's during the auction. Club members raise their animals for close to a year before selling them at the fair for a long waited and well-deserved payday. -Sam Odrowski photo

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Children young and old enjoyed in the many amusements the Select Show Midway once again had to offer during the the Emo Fair. Some even experience the feeling of the joy of soaring high above the sky like a bee.

— Photo Ken Kellar

Occasionally at the Emo Fall Fair, the livestock gives you the once over, like Sir EARLS Dibley, the Hereford bull did to this young visitor at the “Guess the Weight” pen on Friday evening. The bull is owned by Bujold Farms.

— Photo Marc Stuempfle

In a close battle, Jaxon Gartzke of Centra Pipelines leaped over defender Kirk Johnson of CJ Contracting as the two tried to get head the ball during the Borderland Soccer League men's final. The teams were well matched for one another as the back and forth battles continued throughout the night. CJ Contracting was able to claim their second straight title with a 1-0 win last Tuesday.

While some town residents may never enter the Fort Frances Tourist Information Centre, it's a valuable asset to those who are unfamiliar with our community.

The centre offers in-depth tourist information about attractions within the town and northwestern Ontario as a whole.

Staff at the centre say they've noticed an increase in traffic from road trippers and families passing through Fort Frances this year.

Competitors from around the region put their skillful hand and strength to the test during the 42nd-annual loggers' competition on Friday morning during the Emo Fair.

From chair carving to the classic axe chop, several competitions tested both the mind and body of the 10 loggers competing for first place.

There was a good turnout this year as the competitors dazzled the audience in the grandstands as the smell of fresh-cut wood and sawdust flying through the air.