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From left: Jefferson High School students Mitchell Maday, Mark Kallevig and Carl Branch were slicked back, super cool and struttin’ their stuff at the Harvest Ball Friday night.

Steppin' back to the 50s

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Jefferson High School (JHS) Fall Harvest Ball, an annual fundraiser for the JHS jazz program, was a swinging success Friday night.

A great crowd was on-hand to take in the students’ performances and hit the dance floor.


Couples of all ages – many in 1950s’ sockhop attire – were twirling, dipping and working their fancy footwork as the jazz band students performed.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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