Sunny, comfortable summer days on Friday and Saturday, July 31 and August 1, made checking out the bargains at the annual Wood River City-Wide Garage Sales an even more enjoyable affair as nearly forty sales dotted the city and surrounding area attracting shoppers from across the area. Sales both large and small offered items for every garage sale enthusiast no matter their age. (–photos by Dennis Walker)
Despite students across Clipper Country being “at home” since March due to the on-going pandemic, another summer has gone by quickly and the time is almost here for the 2020-21 school year to begin. No matter what date the school year begins for any given school district, the upcoming year looks to be one of adjusting to changes and doing things differently. Schedules for sports and other events will likely be subject to changes as the school year unfolds.
On Tuesday, July 21, the Cairo, Boelus, and Dannebrog Volunteer Fire Departments combined their resources and manpower to participate in a house burning exercise in Cairo. Cairo, Dannebrog, and Boelus saw 19, nine, and seven volunteers, respectively, involved in the training.
MORE CLIPPERS WITH MAPS AND LISTINGS FOR THE WOOD RIVER GARAGE SALES ARE AVAILABLE AT MNO HOMETOWN MARKET, SANDY’S SIDEBOARD CAFE, AND CASEY’S GENERAL STORE IN WOOD RIVER WHILE SUPPLIES LAS
Just in case anyone wonders how schools who have competed against each other in various sports over the years can pool talents and work toward a common cause, Coach Jeff Ashby, the head coach of the new Silverbacks, a combined team of Shelton and Wood River football players, stated it very simply, but very frankly when he emphasized oneness, “It has always been my philosophy that we will put the best players on the field. That’s not going to change. As far as I’m concerned, we are one, now.”