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The Santuck Volunteer Fire Department recently held its firefighter appreciation supper. The firefighters were thanked for answering a high number of calls this year due to the extreme drought. 

Wetumpka’s Boy Scout Troop 13 recently pledged to not pass along an increase of national dues following an announcement by the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) annual fees are increasing in 2020.

Scores of people waited in line to participate in Wetumpka’s annual Candy Walk which draws between 2,000-2,500 children each year. The line stretched from the park behind the city administrative building almost to South Main Street.

The Wetumpka Civic Center was the epicenter for nearly 300 IT and cybersecurity professionals who attended the Alabama Office of Information Technology’s (OIT) second annual Cybersecurity Briefing.

Although mid-day temperatures are still warm, the fall season has brought cooler temperatures to Elmore County. Before winter arrives with cold weather, it’s important for residents to make sure their homes and heating sources are up for the task of keeping their families warm.

According to information provided by county engineer and operations officer Richie Beyer, Elmore County is expected see an estimated $1.13 million in the coming months on improving roads.

For Elmore County Technical Center electrical instructor Jason Harris, his primary goals are to give his students information they can use to begin a career in the electrical trade and educate them about the practical knowledge of electricity when they become homeowners.

The next time someone litters out a car window or dumps trash along roadways or area countryside, the offender could face steep fines, community service and possible jail time.

The Elmore County Commission unanimously approved awarding a bid in the amount of $1.23 million to Construction One Inc. for a new sheriff’s operation building.

Longtime Wetumpka resident Frazine Taylor was presented with the Marvin Yeomans Whiting Award by the Society of Alabama Archivists at its annual meeting held earlier this month in Decatur.

County school system sees improvement on state report card

By early December, Elmore Community Hospital in Wetumpka will offer 3D mammography, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). The machine, which is the latest technology in mammography, allows patients to receive more conclusive results on their health.

The City of Wetumpka is gearing up to host the annual Color the Town Pink Walk to raise awareness about breast cancer and honor survivors at 2 p.m. Oct. 24.

Main Street Wetumpka hosted its first event at The Alleyway, located between Company and Hill streets in downtown Wetumpka Saturday.

As Halloween draws near, the month of October offers a variety of fun, safe and entertaining ways to celebrate in Wetumpka and Elmore County. That costume that only gets worn one time could be repurposed for a number of events throughout the county this month. 

Garrett Jones earned the rank of Eagle Scout after completing his final assignment intended to give Wetumpka High School marching band members a useable space on their practice field.

Among the bright flashes and sparks bouncing off welding torches and the hum of grinding machines, students in Slade Holley’s welding class work at a fast pace to complete their assignments.