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Garden plots

Village of Edgar residents can grow vegetables in a plot at the Edgar Community Garden located in Brooklyn (south Edgar). To reserve a plot, contact Marshall Jacobs at 715-432-6877.

Summer school

Edgar Public Schools plans to hold summer school Monday, July 6, through Friday, July 31.

The school will serve both breakfast and lunch. Free and reduced price meals will be available for qualifying students. Families who have had their work hours cut are encouraged to apply for the free and reduced price school meals.

The school will institute a variety of COVID-19 safeguards. They are as follows: All students will go right to their summer school classes instead of waiting outside or in the cafeteria.

There will be no large group gatherings or assemblies There will be no whole group recess as each class will schedule a time for their own recess or break time.

The school asks that all children and adults who are sick with symptoms (fever, cough, etc.) stay home.

The school asks parents wait outside at noon to pick up their students and teachers will bring their classes outside for pick up to avoid crowded hallways.

Hand washing and hand sanitizing will be highly encouraged throughout the morning.

Custodians will take extra precautions in cleaning and sanitizing the summer school classrooms daily.

Contact the Edgar Elementary School office at 715-352-2727 for more summer school information.

Children Drop-in

This summer, youngsters can create their own firebreathing dragon during special craft weeks at Marathon County libraries, including the Edgar Branch Public Library.

Using card stock and tissue paper, the youngsters can create their own fire-breathing dragon. Drop in June 22-27 to participate. All supplies will be provided.

This event is free and open to all children. There is a limit of one dragon per child.

Music performances

The Edgar Fine Arts Association has announced a tentative schedule of Thursday evening concerts in Oak Street Park during late July and early August.

The concerts, if held, will include COVID-19 pandemic safety measures. These will include no concession sales, hand sanitizer dispensers at bathrooms and a request that all non-family audience members maintain a six foot social distance. The concerts may not have a backup location in the event of inclement weather A schedule of performers is: July 23, Tiny and Shoes; July 30, Jerry Schmitt Trio; Aug. 6, David Anthony Berg; Aug. 13, Elvis (Fred Heidmann).

Seasoned players

The Seasoned Players League will start their fortieth season on Thursday, June 18.

The league began with the original “Boys of Summer.” These list of league first year players included Tony Krause, who was the oldest pitcher and player when the league started. There was Larry Boehm, Harold Denfield and Dick Brehm, who played wearing cowboy boots and also turned on his lathe some the league’s first wood bats. There was Rennie Lindner, who played till he was 72 and was competitive till the end, Earl “The Pearl” Streveler, who played for over 45 years until he was 70, Tony Thurs, who had a period where he had issues with his laces in his spikes, Roger Rasmussen. who was one of hardest guys to pitch to and who played into his 70’s, Rick Schroeder, Len “Leonardo” Berg, who was probably the best first basemen in the league with his patented glove that was held together with baler twine, wire and possibly barbed wire, and finally, Fran Gertchen, Steve Gitzlaff, Ozzie Karlen, Mike Karlen, George Griesmer, Donnie Griesmer, Tim Andershak, Ed Mielke, Russ Bauman, Don Dahlke, Joe Dahlke, Herbie Werner, Dennis Strasser, Ken Knoeck, Jim Witberler, Cal Tackes, Jerrry Werner, Butch Knauf, Mike Brusky, Jim Buchberger, Frank Seubert, Jr. Volhard, Jim Volhard, Mark Siebert, “Chops” Lambrecht, Milt Weiler, Jon Schroeder, Butch Schueller, Fred Otto, Ronnie Wolfe, Dean Seubert, Don Rudolph, Keith Kind, Denny Cihlar, Joel Twerberg and Tony Trawicki.

These gentlemen were the pioneers of the Seasoned Players League.