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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    Redwood County Relay For Life

    Posted May 15, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    The 26th Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Redwood County committee and teams will be meeting on Monday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Thrivent off Bridge Street in Redwood Falls.  Teams are encouraged to turn

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    Westbrook Community Red Cross

    Posted May 15, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Monday, May 6, the American Red Cross collected 22 units of blood from 21 donors while at the Westbrook Community Center; 15 of the units were whole blood while 7 units came from 4

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    School board superheroes celebrated in May

    Posted May 14, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    May is School Board Recognition Month, sponsored by the Iowa Association of School Boards to celebrate the contributions of board members to Iowa public education. This year’s theme is Superheroes for Public Education”

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    Breathe Easier

    Posted May 14, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Asthma and allergies can cause symptoms all year long and with allergy season in the air, many people are looking at preventing asthma flare-ups. According

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Chemical Spill in Parker
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