STORY THEATER GRAND OPERA HOUSE TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS!

The Story Theater Grand Opera House in Story City will be 100 years old this December and to commemorate this special milestone owner Todd Thorson, along with Veronica Skaar and other members of Judge Story’s Theatrical Troupe, will be presenting a special variety concert/gala on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to be a part of this special celebration, either as a performer with a "hidden" talent to share or as a volunteer to assist with the event, is asked to contact either Veronica at 460-3349 or Todd at 733-4551, 290-4011 or 733-4318. Tickets are now on sale at the Story City Herald, 511 Broad Street, or the Story Theater, 512 Broad Street. Or by mail to: Story Theater, 512 Broad Street, Story City, IA 50248. Prices are $40 per person or $70 per couple and the proceeds go to the Story Theater Historical Foundation and the digital conversion project. There is a pre-performance social gathering planned prior to the show at Dinners by Dawn and a post-partry following the concert with birthday cake and refreshments. Plan now to attend.

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YULEFEST TOUR OF HOMES DECEMBER 7-8

The 2013 Story City Yulefest Tour of Homes will be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. each day. Homes featured this year include Jim and Judy Handsaker, 1270 Northridge Road (sponsored by Hook & Eye Questers); Dan and Pat Seitsinger, 513 Sunrise Avenue (sponsored by PEO Chapter FZ); and Ray and Rhonda Hampton, 1411 River Hills Drive (sponsored by Praeri Rail Trail Questers). Tickets are $6 each and may be purchased at the Greater Chamber Connection, 524 Broad Street, Nucara Pharmacy, 621 Broad Street, from any Quester or PEO member or at any of the homes on tour day. The Story City Historical Society will be serving complimentary refreshments at the Bartlett Museum, 619 Grand Avenue, during tour hours.

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RIVERSIDE BIBLE CAMP CHRISTMAS PARTY

Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp will hold their Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. It will be fun for all ages, as they will have wagon rides, cookie decorating, caroling, hot cocoa, crafts and more.

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GRACE UMC CHOIRS TO PRESENT CANTATA

The Grace Church Chancel Choir and the Touch of Grace Bell Choir will present a cantata on Sunday, Dec. 8 as part of the the Sunday morning worship at 9:15 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 624 Elm Avenue, in Story City. The public is invited to attend.

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SONS OF NORWAY TO CELEBRATE 45TH ANNIVERSARY

Sons of Norway Kong Sverre Lodge will be celebrating its 45th anniversary at the December 9 event at 503 Elm Avenue. In 1968, the charter was signed by 167 members and the lodge was named in honor of "Kong Sverre," the ship rented in Bergen, Norway, in 1847 to carry 165 Norwegians to New York City. "Bjelleklang" (Jingle Bells) is the evening’s theme with music, stories, and good company. 6:00 p.m. social time, 6:30 pm catered dinner, with desserts provided by members. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for guests. Guests are welcome. Call Carolyn Ahlstrom (515-388-4051) or Shirley Frandson at (515-733-4482) by Friday, Dec. 6, for reservations.

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BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH TO HOST KUMLA DINNER/HARVEST SALE

Bethany Lutheran Church, 50 S. 3rd St., McCallsburg, Iowa, will be hosting their Annual Kumla Dinner and Harvest Sale on Saturday, December 7th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with the Harvest Sale starting at 1:00 pm. Kumla and Ham, made-rites, green beans, applesauce, homemade pies, cake, and beverages will be served for a free will donation.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL SENIOR CITIZENS DINNER DECEMBER 20

The Roland-Story Middle School is celebrating the holiday season with our Senior Citizens by serving a free meal and providing entertainment at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 at the middle school in Roland. Invitations were sent out in November, but if you did not receive one please contact the middle school office at 388-4348. RSVPs are due by Friday, Dec. 13 by calling 388-4348.

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SCHOOL CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENTS

If school is going to be cancelled at Roland-Story this winter season for the day, starting late or dismissed early, the announcement will be made on television channels 5, 8 and 13, as well as radio stations WHO (1040 AM) and KQWC (1570 AM or 96 FM) and the time and temperature line at 515/733-5151. Please do not call the school or the superintendent. In the event of a delayed start, please continue to listen as it is sometimes necessary to cancel classes at a later time.

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