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By John Dowd 

Kids get running start to reading


John Dowd

Thompson Falls Elementary Principal Len Dorscher (right) leads students on a morning run last Friday for the Running Start program. The program kicks off with a short run, then students spend the month of April reading for a chance to win prizes.

For over 30 years the Running Start program at Thompson Falls Elementary has been encouraging youth to read for fun. "It's a way to get kids to read, not just because they have to, but recreationally," said Elementary Principal Len Dorscher. On Friday morning, Dorscher gathered the kids at the pl...

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