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Burgers, beers, bags, bidding: benefit

Main Street was closed off in Ekalaka Saturday night as Carter County flashed its green, corned some holes and danced until closing time, all while raising $8,600 during the Nies benefit.

Auctioneer Les Kreitel enthusiastically took bids with the help of Josh Rokke and Ches Meyer while Abbey Bruski displayed items that included a $250 gift certificate to Long Pines Vet, a railroad-spike cross and carved emu eggs.

Children took advantage of the street closure and rode scooters and bikes around and around, surprisingly not leaving behind any ruts. A Crayola bounce house rattled and rolled, const...

 

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