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Buzz Around Town

The county has been busy this past couple of weeks with wonderful weather. On Monday, West Central Middle School saluted Veterans in a moving ceremony.

All week, Stronghurst businesses and community groups prepared for their Holiday Open House which was Friday, and a larger than ever crowd attended. The nativity display at the Legion Hall had 315 visitors who signed in to see the various sets.

At the same time, David Vancil, Sr. was busy at Vancils Locker in Stronghurst as the first day of deer season began. David worked 12 hour days though Sunday, and will be doing it again for 4 days during the end of the month when we should have a full report.

David stopped in the middle of things, his son Doug said, to go on a fire call, something he and many other businessmen volunteer to do for their community, even on their busiest of days. He had a lot to do because one hunter said his deer was #78 that morning, but according to Curt Eisenmayer, "When a fire alarm sounds, the men go."

Speaking of Curt Eisenmayer, it was reported that he had attendees as far away as the Wisconsin border at his Hunter's Safety course Saturday which was held at the MST Fire Station in Stronghurst.

Sunday, Jordan Brueck of Stronghurst became an Eagle Scout taking his oath during a ceremony at the Stronghurst American Legion Hall who sponsors the Boy Scouts.

At the Presbyterian Church of Stronghurst Sunday, many quilts made by ladies of the church throughout the year, plus stuffed animals were dedicated, then given to Jan Sprout of Jamienson Center for their Christmas store.