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Kate Gisselquist, 4, (left) of St. Paul Park enjoys some corn on the cob with Alex McKusky, 4, of Newport. during Pioneer Day. Sunday’s event marked the 125 anniversary of Newport and featured a parade, food vendors, inflatables and bingo under the pavilion. (Bulletin photo by William Loeffler)

Pioneer pride in Newport

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The original pioneers who settled Newport probably didn't have this much fun. They didn't have cotton candy and Elvis impersonators back then.

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William Loeffler
William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 
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