Geneseo, Mercer County hosting welcome home ceremonies


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Posted Online: Feb. 23, 2013, 9:30 pm
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To celebrate school-record finishes, Geneseo and Mercer County are hosting welcome home ceremonies this afternoon.

Each event will start at 3 p.m. in the school's gymnasium.

This is the Maple Leafs' first-ever state wrestling trophy. Mercer County won a trophy for the second consecutive year. Last season, the Golden Eagles took third.

Check out Monday's edition of The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus for full coverage of both.

















 



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