Thursday, April 9th, 2009
Photo by Mark Pummell
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Musher Austin Schlater, at right, guides his sled and team of "dogs" as Marion Local fourth-graders recreate the well-known Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday afternoon. Thankfully, they encountered brilliant sunshine and 40-degree weather rather than sub-zero temperatures and blizzard-like conditions teams faced in Alaska.
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MARIA STEIN - Four teams of dogs prance nervously at the starting line waiting to surge forward with their sleds - or in this case red wagons - in tow. Mushers (team captains) endure the excited barking intent on making sure ever . . .
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Saturday
47°
Rain/Freezing Rain Likely
54%
Saturday Night
42°
Chance Rain Showers
49%
Sunday
54°
Rain Showers
98%
Sunday Night
50°
Rain Showers
100%
Monday
53°
Rain Showers Likely
71%
Monday Night
28°
Mostly Cloudy
13%
Tuesday
33°
Mostly Cloudy
13%
Tuesday Night
24°
Mostly Cloudy
5%
Wednesday
35°
Mostly Cloudy
28%
Wednesday Night
25°
Chance Snow
40%
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