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24
Dec

Marquette Fire Department responds to small house fire

The Marquette Fire Department was called to the Cole residence in Marquette Dec. 17 after a small fire in the house’s attic ignited. Marquette Fire Chief Pat Johansen said the fire was likely started by electrical wires. Johansen estimated that there was around $1,000 to $1,500 of damage to the attic area of the house. Along with Marquette, the Aurora Fire Department was called to the scene, as is procedure. Four of Marquette’s firetrucks were on site with around 11 firefighters. Aurora had two trucks with around 10 men.

Wed
24
Dec

Little Stingers Christmas

Members of Giltner’s Little Stinger’s Preschool Class sang loudly for their Christmas concert Dec. 16 at Giltner High School. Above preschoolers include, from left: Maria Walker, Noah Coffey, Anna Bauer, Jaxyn Eastman. At left, preschoolers Tate Bendorf, Ava Bauer and Tanner Schelkopf show off their singing skills.
 

Wed
24
Dec

A magical moment

Chloe Consbruck did not want to get off Santa’s lap anytime soon as she told him everything she wanted for Christmas while he was visiting Giltner State Bank recently. The jolly gentleman made several stops throughout Hamilton County during the past few weeks, leading up to Wednesday’s Christmas celebration.

Wed
24
Dec

Celebrating a Merry Birthday -- the gift of sharing two special occasions

Blowing out birthday candles and hearing Christmas bells all on the same day may sound like a two-for-one celebration to some, though three local residents would have to disagree.
Desiree Christenson, a sixth grade teacher at Hampton Elementary, shares her own very special day with the huge holiday. Kiley Hixson, an Aurora High School junior, and Leone Gustafson, a resident at East Park Villa, both celebrate their birthdays the day before, on Dec. 24.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
24
Dec

Tonniges hired as HPC superintendent

High Plains Community Schools has a new superintendent waiting to take over on July 1, and Polk natives might recognize his name.
Brian Tonniges was selected last week as the next superintendent for the school. The 1984 Polk High School graduate is just finishing up his ninth year as the principal at York Middle School.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
24
Dec

Students raise funds for holiday donations

For more than a decade Aurora Elementary School teacher Lori Brechbill’s fourth grade classes have been an example of the “giving spirit” during the Christmas season.
This year was no exception when her current class made financial gifts totaling $412.75 to two community organizations as well to a family in need.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
17
Dec

Seventy years of matrimony for Bish duo, and still counting

In Webster’s Dictionary, the word “marriage” is defined as the act of marrying, or the state of being married; legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife; wedlock; matrimony.
On Saturday, Doyle and Evelyn Bish’s legal union will have reached a milestone -- 70 years.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
17
Dec

Senff family celebrates the holidays early

Christmas and Thanksgiving came early for the Senff family this year, as it does every year actually. Deer hunting season may be long over with, but for this family, those two weeks mean more to them than any holiday.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions

Wed
17
Dec

Holocaust survivor tells her dramatic story

In his second year of teaching a Holocaust Studies class at Aurora High School, teacher Rod Ruybalid figured the best way to teach the kids what happened was to have someone who lived through it tell their story.
That’s where technology and Bea Karp come in.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Fri
12
Dec

Christmas melody

Emily Wishman and her classmates at Hampton Junior High School performed several Christmas tunes Thursday night, along with high school students in Hampton's annual vocal/instrumental concert.

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