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You've had an awful lot of cute dogs lately - but I of course think our puppy is the cutest! She was just 6 1/2 weeks in this photo — we couldn't even take her home yet. Kiva is now almost 6 months old! — Jenn Oese

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s not depressed Christmas is over because today is the first day of Kwanza.

There are seven days and seven principles of Kwanza, and the festivities begin with today’s principle of Umoja (unity), continuing through the week with kujichaguila (self determination), Ujima (collective work, responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics), Nia (purpose), Kuumba (creativity) and Imani (faith).


Oh, Scum Alert! Scum Alert! Amie from Breckenridge called to tell us her Christmas presents were stolen out of her car.

To the thief, we wish a thousand reindeer tracks on your back, and a nice sleigh ride to, well, you know where.


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A Scum Alert! Scum Alert! we wholly agree with. Pam Brown sends it to us: “This is directed to the dirty rotten litter bugs who throw their cigarette butts out the window of their vehicles. The past several evenings while I have been driving home from Keystone, two people in a Jeep Cherokee with a Maine license plate have gone by me flicking their cigarette butts out the windows. We live in an incredibly beautiful place. Please help keep it this way. Carry a bottle in your car for your cigarette butts if you don’t want to put them out in your ashtray. Please stop littering.”


Summit County visitors Leo and Sophie Beerup of Jacksonville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday.

Sophie Grech, daughter of Serge and Mary Grech, natives of the Ukraine, and Leo Beerup, son of Otto and Lucille Beerup, natives of Franklin, were married Dec. 22, 1945, in Charleston, S.C., at the local Methodist Church.

Mrs. Beerup worked at home, with the school district, and at various volunteer positions over the years, all the while rearing four children, Penny Ravn of Springfield; the late Jo Renee Wade; Cullen Beerup of Westlake, Ohio; and Bruce Beerup (wife, Sally) of Silverthorne.

They have six grandchildren, Justin Levi Beerup, a student at Illinois State University; David Ravn and Matt Ravn (wife, Lili), both of the Chicago area; Carla Hass and Kimberly Wade, both of Millburg, Mich.; and Suzanne Scott (husband, Greg) of Morganton, N.C. They also have four great-grandchildren.