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Ryker James Freeman will serve a 24-month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Mexico Tuxtla Gutierrez Mission where he will primarily be speaking Spanish with exposure to traditional Mayan languages, according to a news release. The mission encompasses the southernmost portions of Mexico along the Pacific Ocean.

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YOSEMITE VALLEY — In 1927, the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley was completed, and the president of Yosemite Park and Curry Company, Donald Tressider, decided that this majestic new hotel needed a yuletide event as grand as the hotel itself. He hired circa 1920s pageant director named Garnet Holme, who created the first Bracebridge dinner, inspired by Washington Irving’s Sketchbook story “A Christmas at Bracebride Hall.”

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President Donald Trump has agreed to shut down his personal charity and distribute its assets to other nonprofits under an agreement with the New York attorney general who alleged widespread wrongdoing, according to a pair of Tuesday court filings.

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QUEENSBURY, N.Y. — Two town man were charged with robbery by the Warren County Sheriff's Office in connection with a recent incident at the Speedway Gas Station at 81 Main St.

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Central Washington University student photographer Zahn Schultz won first and third place in the 2018 College Media Shoot-out in Louisville, Kentucky, according to a news release. His first-place photo was ranked first by 12 of the 39 professional photographers, more than any single image in the last decade.

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More than 200 Chadron State College graduates were recognized during two Winter Commencement ceremonies Friday. Dr. Rob Stack, professor of mathematics, spoke to the master’s degree recipients while Judge Russell Harford addressed undergraduates.

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MILTON, Ga. — The Milton City Council finished the year’s business in short order Dec. 17, but in those 40 minutes, officials passed measures that will have long-term implications.

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The Audubon School Board tabled approval of a school superintendent contract during their meeting Monday night. Superintendent Brett Gibbs, who will be retiring at the end of the year, said Monday that the board had met again in closed session on Saturday, and planned to meet Wednesday because they had questions they wanted to ask of their top two candidates, as they wanted to make the best decision.

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Isaac Spotts as a kid would spend hours at the zoo watching one animal. He’d get to know a particular mountain lion in a zoo near his house in Orlando, Florida, and he would do the same with a bald eagle at a local bird sanctuary. He grew up photographing the wildlife he found in his backyard -- usually squirrels and lizards -- with instant cameras.

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HURLOCK - James Ellis, 72, of Hurlock, Md. died on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the Pines Nursing Home in Easton.

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Kiwibot autonomous delivery robots have been rolling around the University of California, Berkeley campus for two years.

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Who’s this RR or ZZ (Top that is)? This guy’s “Rockin & Rollin” into his 70’s on December 24th! Happy 70th Rudy!

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NORTHERN HILLS — Each Christmas season, tens of thousands of volunteers count and record each individual bird and bird species they encounter during one calendar day, within a 15-mile diameter circle. This year, the 119th Audubon Christmas Bird Count will mobilize over 72,000 volunteer bird counters in more than 2,500 locations across the Western Hemisphere, including in this area. 

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More than 150 years after the bloody summer and bitter winter of 1862, the Dakota War and its aftermath are with us still.

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DES MOINES — State negotiators Tuesday offered mostly status-quo health insurance and a 1 percent pay increase in each of the next two fiscal years to a public safety unit allowed to discuss benefits in contract talks.

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TAWAS CITY – Shooting woes in the first half doomed the Tawas Area girls basketball team Friday night. The Lady Braves, playing at Alcona, scored just 11 points in the first half en route to a 43-30 setback.

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W2 for Drug Free Youth and Reach Out Walla Walla, divisions of Walla Walla County Department of Community Health, in the last two years have trained 260 students as peer leaders in the national Sources of Strength program.

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