The 35th annual Germanfest festival kicked off Wednesday, June 8, 2016 with the traditional tapping of the keg.

35th annual Germanfest ‘unterwegs’

Featured events for the 35th annual Germanfest festival include a beer stein relay race, the Legs N’ Lederhosen competition and the popular Wienerdog Nationals race.

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A look at chronic absenteeism across America

The national average in the 2013-2014 school year was 13 percent, more than 6.5 million students, a number that Bob Balfanz, a research professor at Johns Hopkins University and director of the Everyone Graduates Center, called disturbing.