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Grantfork News for the week of Jan. 14

Grantfork Elementary held its annual spelling bee this past week with 37 participants. It took eight rounds to determine the winner. The grand champion speller was fifth-grader Grace Hanvey, left, and the runner-up was fifth-grader Joe Jansen, right. They will have the opportunity to defend their titles later in the year at another spelling bee.
Grantfork Elementary held its annual spelling bee this past week with 37 participants. It took eight rounds to determine the winner. The grand champion speller was fifth-grader Grace Hanvey, left, and the runner-up was fifth-grader Joe Jansen, right. They will have the opportunity to defend their titles later in the year at another spelling bee.

Grantfork Elementary

The PTO will have its Bowling/Parents Night Out on Feb. 27. Silent auctions and teams will be part of the festivities.

Six Flags “Read to Succeed” program has begun. Students are urged to read a total of six hours (360) minutes on or before Feb. 19. Parents need to keep a log of time read. Any student meeting the criteria is eligible for a free Six Flags ticket.

Grantfork School welcomes a new music/band teacher, Mrs. Hope Waters. She will take over for Mr. Case for the rest of the year.

Grantfork United Church of Christ

Parishioners of Grantfork UCC will have their annual appreciation dinner after worship on Sunday, Jan. 24.

The Grantfork Fellowship welcomed Darwin Kirsch as president and David Steiner as vice president.

In the event of inclement weather and Sunday school and church should need to be called off, there will be a message left on the church answering machine by 7:30 a.m. Call 675-2595.

The next Church Council meeting will be on Jan. 19.

Assessor to help with property tax exemptions

Delmar Korsmeyer, Leef-New Douglas multi-township assessor, will be at the Leef Township Community Center on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. to answer questions about tax exemptions and tax freezes.

Township residents age 65 and older, or who will turn 65 in 2016, can sign up for the Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption. Also, Korsmeyer will have forms for the Disabled Persons Homestead Exemption (PTAX 343), Returning Veterans Homestead Exemption (PTAX 341), and exemption forms for disabled veterans.

Call Korsmeyer at (618) 488-7633 with any questions.

To submit items to the Grantfork News, email riepshoff@yahoo.com or call 488-7603 or (618) 910-9215.

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