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Seven from Parker experience trip to Haiti

Posted April 2, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Pastor Don Reiffenberger

An amazing adventure began on Wednesday, Feb. 5! Dave and Jerilyn Hansen from Helping Hands for Haiti led a crew from Parker on a mission trip to Haiti.

Gerry Schnabel, on her 12th trip to Haiti, helped six “newbies” from Grace Lutheran do “God’s Work…Our Hands.” The “newbies” included Ron Nelson, Gina and McKenzie Cole, Julie Anderson, Kimberly Ryan (Gerry’s daughter), and myself. We delivered dresses, shorts, shirts, Bibles, food, soccer balls, and a never-ending supply of smiles, hugs, and love!

Our evenings consisted of walking through the village around our mission house and having an endless number of children follow along. The number of followers

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    Erickson receives state award

    Parker ambulance captain and volunteer fire fighter Mike Erickson was recently honored at a conference in Pierre.

    Erickson was named Fire Instructor of the Year. The state award is given to one individually annually and is chosen by the fire marshalls throughout the state.

    “I was so surprised I won! You don’t know who it is (getting the award) until they tell you,” said Erickson.


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    Masters honored for service

    On Saturday, March 29, at Parker’s annual Fire Department fundraiser, Bob Masters was honored for his 13 years as fire chief for the organization.

    Masters, who was elected chief in 2001, recently stepped down from his post but is still on the department.

    “I would like to thank the department and community for there support over the past 13 years as Fire Chief. I am extremely proud of what we

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    Fire destroys Storden home

    Posted February 20, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    •Family escapes without injury, but loses most

    of possesions

    Storden — The Storden Fire Department received a call a week ago last Wednesday at

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    Career fair held in Irene

    Posted February 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Thursday, Feb. 13, was the date of this year’s Regional Career Fair sponsored by the Southeast Enterprise Facilitation Project (SEFP) since 2004 in the Turner County, McCook County and/or Hutchinson County areas. There were 11 High Schools (Parker, Marion,

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    National Children’s Dental Health Month

    Posted February 20, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, sponsored by the American Dental Association. It aims to raise awareness about the importance of children’s dental care.

    “Sometimes people think that

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    Chancellor Cafe opens with new owners

    Posted February 13, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    In November 2013, Mark Reiners, owner of the Chancellor Cafe closed the doors to the restaurant for the last time. Reiners was retiring and getting out of the business.


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    Casino cashes out

    Posted February 13, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    he Lyon County Riverboat Foundation (LCRF) announced 12 out of 22 grant applications received funding at the sixth semi-annual Competitive Awards Banquet on Thursday, February 6 at the Grand Falls Casino and Resort.

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New Era Archived


Chemical Spill in Parker
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