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Winthrop Royalty crowned

Grackle Days 2021 kicked off on Thursday evening with the crowning of Emilee Kuehn as Miss Winthrop and Jae Gaffaney Winthrop Princess. The event was held at the Warehouse. For more photos of Grackle Days, check out the April 14 issue of the Winthrop News.

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Students help give a boost in learning math

Helping others learn is rewarding for those receiving the tutoring and those who are assisting the learning as well. A few students at GFW High School have been helping students who use English as a second language with their math skills. Cari Panitzke coordinated the effort to match senior students with those needing assistance.. “They got…

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Swenson looks back on her reign as Miss Winthrop

While the year was cut short a bit because of a delay in the crowning of Miss Winthrop and many of the normal events weren’t able to take place, Miss Winthrop Elise Swenson made the most of her time representing Winthrop and enjoyed every moment of it. Swenson was glad that she chose to run…

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Music filled the air

Check out more pictures of the concert at GFW High School as the musicians were finally able to hit the stage. They can be seen in the April 7 issue of the Winthrop News.

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Easter egg hunt

Good Samaritan Center Winthrop, along with help from the Winthrop Royalty and Miss Winthrop candidates, held an Easter Egg hunt on Saturday morning. Meeting the Easter Bunny brings out the same emotions as meeting Santa Claus. Some are hesitant but curious, others want to give him a big hug while others don’t want anything to…

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Kuehn reflects on reign as princess

It might have been a shortened year with less activities than normal, but that didn’t hinder Winthrop Princess Ryleigh Kuehn from having a great time representing the community. “It seemed like it would be a fun opportunity,” Kuehn said about running for Miss Winthrop. “It was an honor to represent Winthrop. Meeting everybody from different…

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Off to the races

Cub Scout Pack 13 held its annual Pinewood Derby Event at Gibbon Community Center on Tuesday, March 23. Front row, from left to right: Mason Olson, Lincoln Sondag, Ruth Messner, Dirk Thorp, Peter Messner and Leo Messner. Back row: Sam Arceneau, Wil Schmidt, Connor Clobes, Shayla Clobes, Emma Sondag and Gavin Arceneau. Photos contributed For more…

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Burton bringing pizza to Winthrop

by Michael Mattison Last month, a new business joined the ranks of the business community as Dane Burton opened Poppy’s Pizza on Main and 19. For the complete story and other business stories and events in the community, check out the March 24 issue of the Winthrop News.

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