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Snow Plow Saves the Day!

By Valerie Vole

New Mouse City’s citizen of the week — and maybe the year — is Mack Mousegan, the owner and operator of Lucy, the snow plow that saved the city after this year’s blizzard, one for the Guinness Book of Mouse Records.

When all the other plows broke down, Lucy kept going. She paved the streets of New Mouse City so the emergency vehicles (and I’m not just talking about the cheese delivery trucks) could get through. She plowed the road to Mouse General Hospital with anxious parents-to-be driving right behind her. They got to the hospital just in time and now they have a new baby mouselet named — you guessed it — Lucy. She cleared the runways at Angorat International Airport so the planes could get in and out. She plowed the roads to the schools so the busses could get the city’s mouselets to class. (Actually this last one made her a little less popular with the mouselets, who wanted more snow days to play.) The fact is that Mack and Lucy almost single-handedly got New Mouse City running again.

Asked what their secret is, Mack told this reporter, “Well, I like to sing to Lucy while we work. She likes that. And I put a few drops of melted cheddar into her gas tank every time I fill her up. I won’t say she’s the world’s only cheese-powered plow, but those drops seem to help her get the job done.”

There will be a ceremony Saturday at Town Hall to honor mouse and plow. City officials expect a record turnout, since all roads are now plowed and open to traffic. Thanks Mack and Lucy!

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Winter Games Are a Go!

By Sweetie Cheesetriangle

MOUSE ISLAND — Mice from New Mouse City to San Mousisco are celebrating the good news. Despite the fear that the record blizzard that hit Mouse Island would prevent the Winter Mouselympic Games from taking place, officials announced today that the games are on. The deciding factor was the reopening of Angorat International Airport. Now that planes can again land and take off, athletes can fly in from other countries to compete. There will be figure skating, downhill skiing, bobsledding and luge sledding, snowboarding, speed skating, ski jumping, and ice hockey games. Not to mention the traditional cheese-eating contest, which, while not an official field of competition in the Mouselympics, always draws a huge and enthusiastic crowd.

Mouse Island has high hopes for its hockey team. Coach Bat Mouseterston proudly talks about how his team has gone from a “rowdy, ragtag roundup of rodents” to a “lean, mean, mouse-skating machine.” The coach told this reporter, “Captain Berra — the team calls him Cappy — has really gotten this crew in shape, really made them a team. We’re ready to take on anything with a tail and two skates, no matter where they’re from. Cappy Berra and his boys are set to carve their names into the ice and make sports history!”

This year Mouse Island fans may indeed have something to cheer about. Dress warmly so you don’t freeze your tails off and come put your paws together for the home team. Come watch the Mouse Island Swift Blades carry home the Silver Cheese Grater of victory!

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