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By Michelle Bigelbach
The Courier 

Courier's Scavenger Hunt Encompasses Multiple Generations


November 13, 2019

Mrs. Julie Cole / For the Courier

Nashua second-graders in Mrs. Julie Cole's class participated in the Glasgow Courier's second annual scavenger hunt to celebrate National Newspaper Week. In addition to locating the word "egg" 25 times, they learned valuable information on what is located in a local newspaper.

The Glasgow Courier held their second annual scavenger hunt to celebrate National Newspaper Week Oct. 6 through 12. We asked readers to search for the word "egg" that was hidden 25 times throughout the newspaper and then after locating and circling all 25, turn the paper back into us for a chance to win a three-year subscription.

Five people (some with the assistance of others) located all 25 appearances of the word "egg" that were strewn throughout the paper. Laura Haefer, Majorie Hoffman, Kalyn Vogel, Karen Fauth and Suzy Will returned their completed newspaper and were entered to win a three-year subscription to The Glasgow Courier. "It took three of us to find those! The last one we found was in the bowling scores – clever!," wrote Will to the Courier. Billings resident Haefer also wrote in expressing the fun she had searching for the eggs. "My father and mother were known as the "world's fussiest proofreaders." In their later years, they continued to do some of the proofing for the weekly Courier. I have inherited that "proofing gene," It was a challenge to search for EGG through this particular Courier," she wrote. (Her full letter can be seen on page 2A).

After all entries were received, the names of the five people who turned in their newspaper were placed into a drawing for a three-year subscription, with Vogel, Fauth and Will winning.

In addition to appealing to adults, the scavenger hunt also made a fun learning lesson in Mrs. Cole's second-grade class at Nashua school. "I saw the hunt in the paper and thought it would be fun to expose my students to the newspaper in a fun way. I like them to read all kinds of things and expose them to a variety of learning experiences," Mrs. Cole told the Courier. In addition to hunting for the eggs, students learned how much information there is in a local newspaper including weather forecasts, obituaries, new additions to the community with birth announcements, legislative updates, real estate sales, public notices, directory of businesses and garage sale ads, among many others. "Here's my brother's name!" exclaimed one student when looking at the Sports section. "My dad works at CASE IH!" exclaimed another student when looking at the Business Directory.

Even though the students weren't able to locate all 25 appearances of the word egg, they were awarded a consolation prize of Trang cookies from Office Manager Terry Trang. "I hoped they learned that reading can be fun, exciting and enjoyable. We certainly accomplished that as they wanted to see what was in the following week's paper," said Cole.

The exposure to the Courier also hasn't stopped since the scavenger hunt ended as Cole has continued to expose her students to areas of interest on a weekly basis. "I try to show them periodically things that are of interest in the news. There is a big world out there and we are just one small entity. Reading and learning about others' experiences and ideas is very important," Cole told the Courier.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Courier's second annual scavenger hunt, even if all 25 were not located.

The staff of The Glasgow Courier appreciate our readers and enjoy delivering local news to you on a weekly basis.


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