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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    Student Cleanup

    Posted April 27, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Last Friday students from WWG High School did a community service project cleaning road ditches and the city park in Westbrook.

    Left: This student threw tree

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    Martha Stai is Mary Poppins

    Posted April 27, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Few actresses can pull off everyone’s favorite whimsical British nanny as well as Martha Stai, which is precisely why the

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    Trumpeter Swans

    Posted April 20, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    This pair of Trumpeter Swans were spotted west of Dovray on a slough near Bernie and Elaine Schlichte’s farm. Thanks for the tip.

    Jump rope for Heart

    Posted April 20, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Below: The top fund raisers by class. K-Cooper Saffert and Natasha Wahl; 1-Lauryn Bender; 2- Conner Lange (overall winner); 3-Natalie Wahl; 4 – Porter Marsh (not pictured; 5-Colton Carter; 6-Kayla Freeburg.

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New Era Archived


Chemical Spill in Parker
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