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MEMBERS OF the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) drove through Appleton on Thursday, July 29, with a convoy of over 50 historic military vehicles.

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Countryside Public Health holds car seat clinic and class

Countryside Public Health hosted a class to train car seat technicians July 26, 27, and 28. Training was provided by South Central Minnesota Emergency Management Services system. Trainers for the three-day class were Sheila Denton, EMT, and Zach Rinehart.

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Milan Navigators have had Summer 4-H Fun!

June was a busy month for the Milan youth. Lac qui Parle County 4-H offered three Wednesday day camps to youth in grades kindergarten through eighth.

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Lac qui Parle Valley settles grievance with education assistants

by Lydia Rebehn

New Interim Superintendent Rick Ellingworth’s first School Board meeting with Lac qui Parle Valley on Monday, July 26, was a mostly routine affair.

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Madison VFW season ends in Granite

Madison VFW had their season come to an end in Granite Falls Tuesday, losing 9-0 in a Junior Legion elimination game. Madison’s season record was 4-9. Madison had issues in all areas of the game, throwing strikes, getting hits and playing defense. Madison pitching issued 15 walks while giving up only five hits. Madison’s offense had two hits and their defense committed three errors.

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Appleton Men’s Golf League results

The team of Mike Bjerke and Mark Stromswold remain in first place in the Appleton Men’s Golf League’s second half season for the summer. Following are league results after this past week’s play at the Appleton Golf Club.

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by Elizabeth Charles FNP, CNM Nurse Practioner & Midwife Appleton Area Health

Let’s talk vaccines. Diseases that were once common and deadly such as measles, mumps, rubella, polio, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and more, rarely affect us now because of vaccinations. For example, we no longer see infectious diseases such as polio in the United States and some diseases such as measles, have been significantly reduced because vaccines are effective.

August is National Immunization Month! Every parent wants to do what is best for their child as well as protect them from any harm. One way to do this is to make sure you and your children are up to date on vaccinations. We are fortunate to have the ability to immunize and provide protection from dangerous and potentially deadly diseases such as measles and whooping cough. Since the introduction of vaccinations, we have witnessed a significant reduction in the number of these once common infections.

Do vaccines cause Autism? Vaccines do not cause autism. There is no connection between autism and childhood vaccines. In fact, the original study that caused this debate has been retracted. ...Continued on Page 2