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Published: Wednesday, 2/6/2008

TAKE THAT! IN IDA, YOUTHS LEARN THE WAYS OF SUPERHEROES

NBRN heroes07p  02/02/08  The Blade/Dave Zapotosky Caption: Travis Post, 5, of Dundee, Mich., dressed as Superman, fires a blast from a can of string with the help of Kia Edy, 13, of Temperance, Mich., right, during the Superheroes Training Camp at the Ida Branch Library in Ida, Mich., on Saturday, February 2, 2008. Looking on at left is Noah Dusseau, 5, of Temperance. Summary: Superheroes Training Camp at the Ida Branch Library in Ida, Mich. NBRN heroes07p 02/02/08 The Blade/Dave Zapotosky Caption: Travis Post, 5, of Dundee, Mich., dressed as Superman, fires a blast from a can of string with the help of Kia Edy, 13, of Temperance, Mich., right, during the Superheroes Training Camp at the Ida Branch Library in Ida, Mich., on Saturday, February 2, 2008. Looking on at left is Noah Dusseau, 5, of Temperance. Summary: Superheroes Training Camp at the Ida Branch Library in Ida, Mich.
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Even superheroes have to start somewhere, and the Ida Branch Library on Lewis Avenue seems a good place to start. The library conducted its Superhero Training Camp recently, where youths could test their speed, strength, and agility by taking part in fun activities. Case in point: Travis Post, 5, of Dundee, dressed as Superman, fires a blast of foamy string to fight crime, or at least the doldrums of winter. Aghast at his powers is Kia Edy, 13, of Temperance. Noah Dusseau, 5, of Temperance, looks on from the background.






NBRN heroes07p  02/02/08  The Blade/Dave Zapotosky Caption: Keira Eby, 3, of Ida, Mich., left, fires a blast from a can of string with the help of Laurel Mavis, 13, of Petersburg, Mich., during the Superheroes Training Camp at the Ida Branch Library in Ida, Mich., on Saturday, February 2, 2008. Summary: Superheroes Training Camp at the Ida Branch Library in Ida, Mich. NBRN heroes07p 02/02/08 The Blade/Dave Zapotosky Caption: Keira Eby, 3, of Ida, Mich., left, fires a blast from a can of string with the help of Laurel Mavis, 13, of Petersburg, Mich., during the Superheroes Training Camp at the Ida Branch Library in Ida, Mich., on Saturday, February 2, 2008. Summary: Superheroes Training Camp at the Ida Branch Library in Ida, Mich.
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Employing more foamy string is Keira Eby, 3, of Ida, with the help of Laurel Mavis, 13, of Petersburg.





Samantha Taylor, 7, of Dundee, kicks her way through a stack of concrete blocks (that really are cardboard boxes), just like a grown-up Superman - in this case portrayed by Rob Strimbel of Carleton, Mich. - would. Participanting youths received certificates that they've completed training, and celebrated with super snacks.




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