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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