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Pets benefit from young students project

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A fifth-grade class at Otto Petersen Elementary School won a recent community service competition by bringing in 81 donations for the Columbia Humane Society.

School Counselor Jessy Gretzinger said Courtney Scott's fifth-grade class was able to gather a number of needed materials for the humane society, such as towels, food, toys and even money.

Pictured at right are: Riley Nuss, Taylor Johnson, Robyn Stewart, Payton Fisher, Max Myers, Jessy Johnson, Alexus Jeffries. Fifth-grade student Evan Peterson is not pictured.