Germany

Bob and Rosie Harmsen’s favorite European country remains Germany   By Tina Snell, Staff Writer   Germany’s Oktoberfest welcomed two people from Morrison County this year. Bob and Rosie Harmsen, Lincoln, made the trip to Munich, Germany, and other German towns, to help celebrate the traditional festival with about six million others. The festival, or funfair, […]

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David Schiffler right at home with Tom and Joan Fussy  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Spending a few months as a foreign exchange student was a valuable enough experience for David Schiffler of Bremen, Germany that he was willing to give up his first-place class ranking in Bremen to do it. His classes at Royalton High […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Elisa Wirsig, from Hamburg, Germany, is attending Upsala High School for her junior year. She is staying with the Dave and Michele Gorka family in Burtrum, and life in a small town is much different than what she is used to. “Hamburg has about two million people,” said Michele. “One of […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com ASSE exchange student Jennifer Kuka, 15, is living in the Buckman area and attending Pierz Healy High School. Kuka is from a small town outside of Frankfurt, Germany called Oberursel, which is still considerably larger than Pierz. “Oberursel has about 30,000 people, while the Frankfurt metropolitan region has more than […]

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By SARAH LIDEEN, Staff Writer The Gunderson family isn’t new to hosting exchange students. In December 2011, they brought in their third student, Johanna Verholen from Northwest Germany. “I grew up with exchange students, so it’s pretty natural for me,” said Tina Gunderson. “It’s a pretty big commitment.” Verholen arrived in America in August and enrolled […]

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