Thayer County Courthouse employees donated 593 items to the local food pantry, Blue Valley Community Action, last week. “That’s an average of nine items per employee,” said county clerk and food drive organizer Marie Rauner. Last year workers donated 513 items. Above: Employees representing various offices within the courthouse include (l-r): Front row: Rauner, Nancy Joe, and Stacey McLaughlin. Second row: Lynda Johnson, Becky Higel, and Larry Hergott. Third row: Karla Joe, Denise Georgi, and Gary Watson. Last row: Rod Kirchhoff, Karen Prellwitz, Megan Hinrichs, Chris Frye, and Bill McPherson.