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Send Edgar news to: phone: 715-223-2342 fax: 715-223-3505 P.O. Box 677 103 West Spruce Street Abbotsford, WI 54405 St. John/St. Stephen

The St. John/St. Stephen Lutheran ELCA parish will resume in-person/on-site summer Sunday worship on Sunday, Aug. 2.

St. John’s worship will begin at 8:30 a.m. with communion being served on the first and third Sundays. Church goers should enter through the west main entrance where a sanitation station is provided.

St. Stephen services will begin at 10 a.m. Communion will be served every Sunday. Parishioners should enter through the south main entrance where a sanitation station will be provided.

Masks will be required at both locations. Church goers are advised to stay home if they have a fever above 100.4 degrees (before taking medications) or any other symptoms of illness.

Student registration

Edgar High School will hold an online registration for students from Monday, Aug. 3, through Friday, Aug. 14.

The school will not hold an in-person registration event that had been scheduled for Friday, Aug. 19.

There will be sixth and ninth grade orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Edgar Elementary School will hold an open house Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 3:30 -6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Edgar High School at 715-352-2351.

Virtual Book Club

The Marathon County Public Library will offer a virtual book club discussion of “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman on Monday, Aug. 10, 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Blood donation

The Blood Center of Northcentral Wisconsin will hold a blood bank Monday, Aug. 10. 3-7 p.m. To make an appointment, call 715-842-0761.

Concerts cancelled

The Edgar Fine Arts Association has cancelled this year’s Thursday evening season of concerts in Oak Street Park due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The list of cancelled performers include Steve Schumacher and Tim Karlen, the Jerry Schmidt Trio, David Anthony Berg and Elvis (Fred Heidmann).

Grab and go

The Edgar Branch Public Library will provide Grand and Go kits for children to plant their own bean so they can watch it grow into a beanstalk over the summer. The kits will be made available through Saturday, July 25. The kits can be picked up curbside from the library along with stories for budding green thumbs.

Fitness center open

The Edgar School District Fitness Center COVID-19 community hours of operation will be from 4-6 a.m. and from 2-7 p.m. beginning on Monday, July 6.

Community members using the Edgar fitness center must leave when the morning and night sessions are over, so staff can sanitize and disinfect it.

The Edgar fitness center is closed all day on Saturdays and Sundays. People who use the fitness center are expected to review posted guidelines prior to using the facility.

Free lunches

Edgar Public Schools food service director Rebecca Larson has announced free lunches will be distributed to pre-school through 18 year old students through summer school. Lunch pick-up information will be released at a later time. For more information, contact Larson at rlarson@ or call 715-352-3321.