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Letters to Santa

Santa’s Workshop is not being held this year in the Athens Community Hall because of COVID-19. However, children can drop their letters to Santa in a mailbox, which will be located on the village square from shortly after Thanksgiving until Saturday, Dec. 12.

Santa will be at the village square from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Dec. 12 to pick up the letters in the mailbox and say hello to anybody who stops in.

Middle School honors

Athens Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year.

Highest Honors

Grade seven: Sy’Rih Hartwig, Makayla Schreiner and Isabella Zastrow.

Grade eight: Bailey Hanke.

High Honors

Grade six: Karly Eckert and Delaney Beasley.

Grade seven: Jordan Frahm and Riley Schultz-Becker.

Grade eight: Lily Butler, Arwyn Stewart, Ellyanne Manecke, Sarai Aguilar-Hernandez, Aleah Frahm and Braiden Imhoff.


Grade six: Kyle Belter, Dakota Nowacki, Cole Hartmann, Aubrey Kottke and Ava Erickson.

Grade seven: Vanessa Espinoza, Evin Passehl, Gavin Frahm and Alyvia Haehlke.

Grade eight: Aaliyah Thompson, McKenzie Belter and Kaden Auner.

High school honor roll

Athens High School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year.

Highest Honors

Grade nine: Jennifer Espinova and Faith Nowak.

Grade 11: Mathew Redmann and Kenesha Schug.

Grade 12: Maleah Redmann, Heidi Verpoorten and Anna Wheatley.

High Honors

Grade nine: Andrew Schaer, Jazelle Hartwig, Ryan Welbes, Cambrea Sarasin, Sydney Coker, Katelynn Osborn, Jenna Handschke, Kiara Nowacki, Alexa Weiler and Hunter Hawley.

Grade 10: Nathan Wolf, Addyson Zettler, Connor Komarek, Celina Ellenbecker, Piper Wagner, Annika Kulas, Emma Ford, Katlyn Schreiner, Olivia Schreiner, Dominic Lewandowski and Sierra Nowacki.

Grade 11: Madison Wagner-Durr, Cassandra Riehle, Alexus Aguilar-Hernandez, Cooper Diedrich, Lila Thompson, Elizabeth Van Rixel, Evan Guralski, Brooks Kraus and Aiden Guralski.

Grade 12: Cobie Ellenbecker, Kaitlyn Riehle, Caleb Welbes, Caleb Sarasin, Autumn Westfall, Dana Felzkowski, Nancy Schreiner, Jarrett Daul, Alexander Mengel, Jacob Brumbaugh, Sawyer Schreiner, Kaden Redmann and Gary Peel.


Grade nine: Drew Haines, Daniel Dvorak, Jakob Annala, Ty Johnson, Sophia Coker, Logan Ebben, Abigail Duerr, Addison Lavicka, Andi Redmann and Kaydin Streit.

Grade 10: Connor Sheahan, Aiden Janke, Alonna Haines and Savannah Epping.

Grade 11: Chloe Boneske, Siarra Hart and Ethan Marohl.

Grade 12: Jake Denzine, Grace Johnson, Jerran Modjewski, Dawn Erickson, Bradyn Peterson, Dayne Diethelm and Montana Albrecht.

Top students

Athens Middle School has announced its following Students of the Month in October: Madison Wagner-Durr, band; Caleb Welbes, choir; Jennifer Espinoza-Quiroz, art; Jarrett Daul, physical education; Kyle Peel, faculty assistant in the Information Technology Learning Center (ITLC) and Patrick Redmann, faculty assistant in the art room.

Athens High School has announced its following Students of the Month in October: Aleah Frahm, band; Ellyanne Manecke, choir; Karley Eckert, Music 6; Delaney Beasley, art and McKenzie Belter, physical education.

Grab & Go Craft

The Marathon County Public Library’s Athens Branch, located at 221 Caroline St., will supply a Grab & Go kit with supplies and instructions needed for children to make their very own craft stick harmonica.

The free kits will be available for pickup between Monday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 4. Parents should call the Athens library at 715-257-7292 to make an appointment for a visit or for curbside pickup to retrieve a kit.