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It took nearly two years but the final red queen has been drawn. A fundraiser held by the Lake Region Shrine Club wrapped up last week when Marleen Meester, drew the final card July 21. In total, the club raised nearly $120,000, one dollar at a time by selling tickets for a chance to try drawing one of the two red queens from a deck of cards. After weekly cash prizes, the club netted $107,060 which was split three ways. The second red queen winner received 50 percent of the pot, the card holder of the first received 25 percent and the club kept 25 percent which will be used as a donation to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. The club has voted to donate $50,000 as their annual donation this year. Pictured from left is the first queen card holder Aaron Johnson, Meester and a few of the Lake Region Shrine Club members who helped run the fundraiser, Nathan Bloom, Don Mahlen, Mark Christensen, Mike “Spaz” Spaniol, Tom Wagner and Josh Bartos.

Last Red Queen card drawn

Fundraiser brings in nearly $120,000, pays out over 75 percent to winners

Finally, the second Red Queen has been drawn. It took nearly two years, but the Lake Region Shrine Club in Day County brought in nearly $120,000 through this effort, one dollar at a time.

Of that money, two local people are recipients of a combined 75 percent payout of the pot, after weekly cash payouts. As a result of the...

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Subscriber snapshot Webster swimmer McKoy Pereboom is pictured swimming the 200 IM (butterfly leg) and achieved 12th overall at the State A LC championship swim meet in Brookings.

Webster swimmers compete at the State A meet July 23-25

State A swim meet in Brookings was July 23-25. Results are for Webster swim team members.


Emari Kaufman, 11-12, 50 free 32.43 fourth, 100 free 1:16.28 14th, 50 back 39.57 fifth, 100 back...

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