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Here’s a look at some of my favorite images from the month of December.

Noah Harris laughs while enjoying his slide down Tornado Hill as his brother Mason wipes out in behind him as the two went sledding with their other two brothers Hunter and Isaac as the sun comes out Friday.

Cattle contend with a winter storm while walking in between cornfield rows Thursday.

A Grand Island Public Works driver blazes through the snow along
W. 3rd Street in a snowplow during a winter storm Thursday.

Maintenance worker John Knapp uses a snow blower to remove snow from the half circle
parking area in front of The City of Grand Island building during a winter storm Thursday.

Brady Rutt, left, and Jacob Brouillette carry a fresh cut tree for a family at Pine Patch Tree Farm Saturday in Hastings.

Tim Kluna hugs his wife Katrina as the couple finish up their meals during
the 21st annual St. Paul’’s Lutheran Church Christmas Dinner Tuesday.

Santa’’s personal photographer Stefany Chavez snaps photos of children visiting with
Santa Claus during Breakfast with Santa Saturday at the Grand Island Public Library.

Jeanne Simons, a library assistant II, reads The Story of The Nutcracker Ballet by Deborah Hautzig during Book Bop, a special winter themed musical Wednesday at the Grand Island Public Library.

Children pair up in Amanda Julesgard class to watch The Hat on an iPad as
kindergartners through second-graders at Seedling Mile Elementary School Wednesday.

Aurora sophomore Cassidy Knust scores in front of Grand Island Northwest
sophomore Shanae Suttles in Aurora Thursday.

Grand Island Senior High junior Them Koang dunks the ball against Lincoln Southeast Friday night.

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd class Elias Terrazas holds a wreath in both hands during a presentation of wreaths during Wreaths across America Saturday at Grand Island Veterans Home All Faiths Chapel.

Brandan Powers, left, helps his grandmother Sherilyn Allen, a Patriot Guard ride captain, right, roll up an American flag with Mark Dissmeyer, center, concluding the Wreaths across America Ceremony at Grand Island Veterans Home All Faiths Chapel Saturday. Allen who is a member of the VFW Women’’s Auxiliary was married to the late Leroy Allen Jr., a Vietnam Veteran who passed away from complications from exposure to Agent Orange.

Dr. Basma Soliman Mohamed, an inspector with the National Food Safety Authority in conjunction with the International Visitor Leadership Program, visits with Grand Island Rotary Club members at Riverside Golf Club Tuesday.

Chief Deputy Quinn Webb with the Hall County Sheriff’s Department greets Centura School students as they board a bus Thursday. Webb was one of two deputies to ride on separate school busses while conducting a special traffic enforcement operation along with the Howard County and the Nebraska State Patrol.

Erick Wilder, Pizza Ranch buffet coordinator, sets pizzas out during a soft opening Wednesday.

Wrestlers watch the Flatwater Fracas finals between Grand Island and Kearney
at the Heartland Events Center Saturday. Kearney won 35-27.

Centura’’s Ben Noakes manages to pass the ball after falling to the hardwood with
Central City’’s Jackson McGinnis Tuesday night at Centura High School.

Grand Island Central Catholic senior Jack Goering shoots a three-pointer against
Cambridge during the 2018-19 GICC Holiday Basketball Tournament Friday night.