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Waterloo hosts visitors from German sister city

By on October 10, 2012 at 10:21 am

Waterloo Mayor Tom Smith shares a meal with Porta Westfalica Bürgermeister Stephan Böhme during Sunday’s Immanuel Lutheran Church Wurstmarkt. The German mayor stayed with Smith during his visit. (Kermit Constantine photo)

Continuing a 30-year tradition, a group of 22 from Waterloo’s sister city of Porta Westfalica, Germany, made a four-day visit to Waterloo. Sister Cities of Porta Loo member Deb Cummins said that as part of the partnership, Waterloo residents visit Germany every four years, and the Germans make a trip here every four years.

The German group, which toured Waterloo’s historic sites as well as making trips to St. Charles and Ste. Genevieve, Mo., was expected to leave for Florida on Wednesday morning.

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Teryn Schaefer

Teryn was born and raised in Waterloo, growing up watching local sports and Mon-Clair baseball. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School and loves cheering on her Tigers any chance she gets.