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May 15, 2014

Local students shine at Bluegrass Conference Art Festival

The first annual Bluegrass Conference Art Fair was held May 8-9 at Orient-Macksburg Community Schools. Marion County’s Bluegrass Conference Schools, Melcher-Dallas and Twin Cedars, were well-represented.

Melcher-Dallas award winners included:

• Jacob Davenport, 4th place in Scratchboard, Honorable Mention in Acrylic Non-Representational

• Lillian VanderEcken, 5th Place in Printmaking

• Tanner Flesher, 3rd place in Glass

• Tessa Sedlock, 2nd place in Scratchboard

• Hunter Hildebrand, 5th place in Hand Built Ceramics

• Jessica Anderson, 5th place in Scratchboard (not pictured)

Twin Cedars award winners included:

• Makenna McDonald, Honorable Mention in Hand Built Ceramics

• Cody McCombs, Honorable Mention in Ink Drawing

• Trevor Pinegar, 3rd Place in Printmaking, and Honorable Mention in Watercolor

• Eric Sorenson, 5th Place in Colored Pencil

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  • Playground to be closed

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    July 29, 2014

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    July 28, 2014

  • library.jpg New library at Auld Park

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    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

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    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fawn.jpg Marion County photo contest winners

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