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In-store traffic for Black Friday shopping varied from business to business on Friday. At Menards, 3319 Fifth Ave. S., some customers literally pitched a tent to make sure they had a spot in line when the doors opened at 6 a.m. Craig Frerichs, Menards first assistant store manager, ...

St. Mark’s to hold Advent vespers

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This Advent season, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 1007 First Ave. S., will celebrate the Christmas season with the Anglican tradition of evening vespers beginning at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday of Advent. A long-time religious tradition, the vespers, or “praying the hours” is a gentle ...

The joy of giving

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It’s the belief of Charles Clayton that every child should have at least one gift under the tree at Christmastime. That’s why Clayton, executive director of Athletics for Education and Success, has continued a program called AFES Community Christmas. AFES Community Christmas took the ...

St. Paul Preschool registration is open

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St. Paul Lutheran Preschool will begin accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year on Wednesday. A $125 non-refundable registration fee will be due at the time of registration. Children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 15, 2022, may register for the 4-year-old preschool program held ...

Season of sharing

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For the 17th year, Iowa Central Community College will hold the Share What You Wear event to benefit the community on Dec. 4. Share What You Wear is an annual clothing event sponsored by the college to help those in the community who may not be able to afford necessities. All types of ...