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Paddling pals

Crosby-Ironton seventh and eighth graders paddled oversized canoes on Serpent Lake Wednesday.

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Crosby-Ironton students paddle a Wilderness Inquiry canoe Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, on Serpent Lake during a canoe field trip for seventh and eighth grade students. The oversized canoes accommodated a guide in stern and a teacher with the students. The students paddled the lake along with three other canoes filed with their classmates.

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