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The Kiwanis Club presented $500 this month to help buy items for a school-supply event held in conjunction with the Aug. 11 Tuesday Banquet at St. Bridget Catholic Church. Front row left to right: Art Smith, Susie Swensen, Laura Thompson, Joleen Larson, Brenda Gaulke, Bob Gustafson and Shauna Knott. Back row left to right: Brad Schaffer, Kevin Flynn and Fred Dietze. Submitted photo

Giving groups unite to defray school costs

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Each year as August approaches, many minds turn to the task of preparing kids for a new school year. The ritual includes clothes and a literal list of items that children are expected to bring on the first day.


Around the same time, many different charitable-minded groups and people do all sorts of things to make sure kids have what they need.

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