2021-10-01

Marking 50 Years in the Newsroom

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Sept. 23 was a day to celebrate community journalism at the Marysville Advocate. The newspaper’s feature writer, JoAnn Shum, 72, this summer marked 50 years as an employee of the weekly’s newsroom. The newspaper held a community open house this week in JoAnn’s honor. Much has changed in the newspaper world since JoAnn started in 1971. When she walked in […]

After 50 years, Pen Pals meet

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In today’s modern world of email, texting and Instant Messages, the age-old practice of letter writing – and spending days or weeks anxiously awaiting a reply – has fallen a bit by the wayside. But for Melinda Sinn of Keats, a friendship built on many years of letter writing – fifty to be exact –has made her life richer and […]

Man attracts large crowds each summer selling watermelons

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Do you know the watermelon man, who sells on south Broadway? Chances are if you do, you’ve benefited from a lifetime’s worth of knowledge – given that watermelons are basically in Kenneth Simons’ DNA. “Before I went to school, probably when I was 6 years old, my dad raised watermelons. He had me out in the field with him while […]

Alumnus launches his dream

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It took Marion class of 2001 graduate Matthew Schuler several years to find his purpose, so he started a company to help other people find theirs. He is founder and chief executive officer of tech start-up Sol Inc., a web-based human development platform that aims to globalize education by connecting students with expert teachers and mentors. “Basically, our mission is […]