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Around the Towns: July 24, 2012
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New GlarusCemetery to offer free walking tourNEW GLARUS - The Swiss Church Cemetery Committee is hosting a free walking tour of the historic Swiss Church Cemetery starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. The walk will begin at the Swiss Historical Village cemetery, 612 7th Ave., in front of the log church.The 90-minute tour will begin with a brief look at the formation of the Swiss Church and the earliest burials in the Pioneer Cemetery. The tour will visit several grave sites where tour hosts will tell of early New Glarus residents including pioneer women, a Swiss veteran from the time of Napoleon, a New Glarus native lost for 30 years, war veterans, immigrants mothers, and a murder victim.The tour was researched and written by Bob Elmer with Pioneer Cemetery research by Duane Freitag.To register, contact the Swiss Church at (608) 527-2119 or visit www.swisschurch.org.The tour is free but a free-will donation will be accepted; all proceeds will help maintain the cemetery.AlbanyKamholz to walk for breast cancer fightALBANY - A local woman is lacing up her shoes to show continued support to fight breast cancer.Joan Kamholz, Albany, will participate in the 2012 Susan G. Komen Twin Cities 3-Day event Friday, Aug. 24 to Sunday, Aug. 26.