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Swiss flag-throwing classes to be held
A long-standing tradition in New Glarus, flag throwing dates to the Middle Ages. Students from the spring 2016 class, from left, are Ethan Towne, Carson Wenger, Emma Towne, Tyler Lueschow, Eli Zimmerman and Brock Lueschow. (Photo supplied)
NEW GLARUS - The Swiss Center of North America will be sponsoring another youth flag-throwing class this spring. Flag-tossing or flag-throwing in Switzerland involves swinging a flag of a prescribed size and shape back and forth on a short staff and then throwing it into the air and catching it by the staff as it comes down. In the Middle Ages, it was a privilege of urban guilds.