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Barb Hensch, the vice president of the North Branch Area Athletic Association, has been working with Activities-Community Education Director Brett Carlson for the past 18 months in an effort to bring advertising revenue to the district, and that endeavor has turned out to be a fruitful one. Carlson told the School Board Aug. 14 that [...]

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Local businesses and public entities in the Stacy area have endured a spate of burglaries as of late. Tony Olivolo, a Stacy resident and an employee of Sunrise Auto Sales, came to the Aug. 14 meeting and suggested the city consider installing security cameras around town. Olivolo thought perhaps local business owners would pay toward [...]

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What really got Stacy residents to pack City Hall for the August regular meeting Aug. 14 was the safety of area youth. Michelle Kok, a resident of Stacy’s Fox Tail Woods development, addressed the council in the public comment time. “People are driving way too fast,” Kok said. She estimated there are 70 children living [...]

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The city’s attempt to help forestall the degeneration of 420th Street came up for discussion at the regular Harris City Council meeting. Earl Halley, of Central Turf, and other nearby landowners of larger parcels came before the council to ask for consideration of lifting the 5-ton weight restriction on the road. Halley explained that the [...]

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The 2nd Annual 5K Fun Run, sponsored by North Country Coffee, Olympia Granola, County Market, Tim’s Country Cupboard and Escape Salon, was held Aug. 2 during Stacy Daze. The shirts were made by East Central Screen Printing, and all the proceeds from the run were donated to the North Branch Area Food Shelf.    

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The Salvation Army, North Branch Shopko and dozens of emergency workers answered the call Thursday, Aug. 14, to help ensure 30 area kids are prepared when they head back to school. That call was the fifth annual Shop with a Cop program. “We like to see the children go into the school year with a [...]

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