Christmas spirit in Parker

Posted December 12, 2014 at 3:57 pm


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For any Scrooges who are not fond of this time of year, Parker was not the place for them on Saturday, because the Christmas spirit was in abundance.

The Chamber of Commerce’s annual Hometown Christmas took place over the weekend, and although a parade was not held this year, there was plenty of events and activities full of holiday spirit.

From turkey bowling to bingo and photos with Santa and Christmas shopping, the day was full for those who came to Parker.

Approximately 30 vendors had booths at the Community Building and

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    History in the making

    For the past 90 years, Parker’s water tower, which has sat in the city park, has served the town sufficiently with its 60,000 gallon tank.

    But, as time has gone on, both repairs and the need to a new tower became evident.

    For months now, crews have been working on installing the new 250,000 gallon tank, and last Tuesday, installation was complete. A 350 ton crane from Minnesota came to town to erect

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    Buller wins sixth annual derby

    Shane Merrill | sports,

    As if in almost a repeat, the 2014 Parker youth fishing derby once again brought tough weather conditions, as kids piled into Jim’s Sporting Supply last Saturday, June 7. The weather, as well as other activities did soften the overall turnout, but in all over 30 kids participated in this year’s

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    Walt Benton: Dovray’s Music Man

    Posted September 11, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Walter Benton came to Dovray in 1930 to be the telegraph operator for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad Depot. Walt served the Chicago Northwestern for 42 years serving in 33 different depts, including Slayton, Currie,

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    Join annual Buddy Walk

    Posted September 10, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 to promote acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome and to help

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    Well played

    Posted September 10, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Kylie Hickman, a fourth grader at West Lyon, put her checker skills to the test at the Iowa State Fair

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