Summer reading program does pandemic pivot

BELLVILLE – Since the Bellville Public Library was closed during the 2020 summer reading program time, the outreach to children had to be reconfigured. For six weeks, make-and-take craft projects […]

StoryWalk turns reading into family fun

PHILLIPSBURG – More than 200 children’s books were distributed as part of the StoryWalk Project in Phillipsburg, Long Island and Kirwin. Families were able to walk outside and read stories […]

4-H Day Camps bring learning, adventure

Providing 4-H Day Camps during 2020 was a challenge, but overall 329 youth ages 5 to 11 participated in 14 local events designed to teach skills and give information about […]

Brown Grand Theatre ready for an audience

CONCORDIA – As performances before live audiences begin to happen again, the Brown Grand Theatre is ready. Lighting in the proscenium arch above the stage was replaced with more efficient […]

Hoxie performer keeps the beat

HOXIE – Michael Fitzsimmons shared his collection of drums from around the world, demonstrating hang drums from Switzerland, African drums, kalimbas and many other rare instruments. The Drums of the […]