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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Record-setting pork. Alexis Delaney of DeWitt presents Frankie, the reserve grand champion FFA market hog, in the 2014 Sale of Champions at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 16. The 284-pound crossbred hog sold to Iowa Select Farms for $50,000, a new record price for any animal in the sale and nearly double the 2008 record of $26,000. Delaney said “it was pretty cool” to set the record but she shed “lots of tears” to leave the blue-eyed barrow she’s raised since spring as a member of Central DeWitt FFA. She and Frankie even do a trick to feed him marshmallows, his favorite treat. The sale by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement set five records, raising $326,900 for the 16 exhibitors of 4-H and FFA grand and reserve champions. Delaney will receive 75-80 percent of the animal’s sale price, which she plans to use for college expenses at Iowa State University, while the foundation uses the rest for its scholarship program and sale expenses. Photo by Iowa State Fair/ Steve Pope


'Saber family' rallies around injured teacher
If Central Community High School teacher and coach Craig Reuter didn't know how highly his fellow staff members and students think of him, he will now.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Charlotte Days brings three days of fun this weekend
Several new events, including an obstacle race and a burger battle, will be featured at this weekend's Charlotte Days.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
County case management audit successful
The Clinton County Case Management Department recently received good news: it's compliant with Medicaid regulations.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Clinton County DARE essay wins at state
"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly," says Langston Hughes. Three to four words can permanently change your life. I have learned many important things during the D.A.R.E. Decision Making Model (DDMM). There are different ways to use the DDMM program. I plan to use the DDMM program to live out my dream and become a lawyer to help others.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Central approves staff changes
A long list of personnel changes were approved last week by the Central Community School Board as classes began.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Area college athletes leaving their own mark in 2014
It is only mid-August, but 2014 has already been a year to remember for Observer-area preps.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Sixth-annual Saber Dash part of busy Saturday for Central
The sixth running of the Saber Dash will highlight a busy Saturday morning for Central Community High School as the Sabers welcome the fall season with the 2014 Saber Dash and Bash.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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