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27
Aug
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Ice water spreads like wildfire

If you pay any attention to Facebook or the news, you’ve probably seen someone participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a campaign to raise funds and awareness about Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The effort has taken off worldwide, causing record fundraising levels for the ALS Association.

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27
Aug
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Clifton-Clyde, Washington County enrollments up

BY DAN THALMANN .
 
First day head counts from the six local school systems showed a decline of 21 students in the county’s total enrollment figure. There are 1,108 students enrolled at Clifton-Clyde, Hanover, Linn, Linn Lutheran, St. John’s Catholic School and Washington County. Last year there were 1,129 students and in 2012, there were 1,142. Clifton-Clyde and Washington County were the only districts to see growth. Clifton-Clyde gained six students in their total head count, going from 309 students on the fi rst day last year to 315 this year. Washington County stemmed a trend of decline by increasing their enrollment by four students, from 349 to 352. WCHS has a very large senior class this year, consisting of 49 students.
Wed
20
Aug
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DEARBORN VILLAGE

New framing in the former Barnes Mercantile building will enclose 15 individual businesses surrounding an interior commons area as part of a new “Dearborn Village” retail attraction in Barnes.

BY TOM PARKER.
 
BARNES – The couple was from Italy, touring the United States with an eye toward fi nding the old West or what was left of it, some remnant or relic under whose dusty patina a glimmer of recognition would ignite like a fl ame to illuminate what they had come so far to fi nd, pilgrims in search of a mythic frontier that had with so many empty miles eluded them from the east coast to the vast sprawling middle lands ...

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Junque Fest draws large crowd to Barnes

The third annual Barnes Antique and Junque Fest drew big crowds last Saturday. Vendors reported very good sales throughout the day, including a crowd at Sunflower Antiques where co-owner Nik Sedivy had a backlog of customers.

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Wed
20
Aug
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Stolen check search leads to drug bust

BY DAN THALMANN.
 
GREENLEAF – A search of a rural Greenleaf residence for stolen checks on July 28 led to the arrest of three individuals on drug charges. Ivan “Tre” Holmes III, Jessica Holmes and James “Tyler” Mathis now face various drug charges and are being held at the Washington County Jail. All three had been arrested on drug charges earlier in the year – Jessica Holmes and Mathis were just four days from sentencing for those charges and Ivan Holmes was awaiting a jury trial in September.

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Wed
13
Aug
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The Milk Barn, Palmer

The newest shop along Highway 15, just north of the Palmer intersection, is The Milk Barn, which opened in a former dairy barn in May
 
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13
Aug
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Gypsies, Washington

Located in a former church on the south end of Washington, Gypsies likes selling anything that is fun, funky, weird or diferent.
 
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13
Aug
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G&A Fresh Picks, Linn

G&A Fresh Picks has been open almost two years in Linn, one of the first shops to join the junk-picking movement
 
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13
Aug
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JUNK IN DEMAND

BY DAN THALMANN.

A new retail business along Highway 15 is offering a new shopping option for a hobby that is growing in popularity. The Milk Barn, located on Highway 15, a 1/4-mile north of the Palmer turn, is a new purveyor of vintage and repurposed “junk” as many shoppers call it. This junk is actually old household merchandise, furniture pieces, or just old salvage items from homes, barns, outbuildings or commercial buildings which shoppers use as unique and original decoration items in their homes, or they use them to create new and original household pieces.
 
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13
Aug
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Scattered & Battered

BY TOM PARKER.

PALMER – Sheila and Robert Rogge believe in truth in advertising. When asked to describe the second devilish helping of Scattered and Battered, a four-mile obstacleendurance race held near Palmer, they sum it up in such a way that the truth gets across without extraneous details that might, shall we say, dissuade hesitant participants. “This isn’t a nice stroll through the country,” they say.
 

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