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Wanda Plourde, center, retired from the St. Croix County Veterans' Service Office June 22. She is pictured with her colleagues Geri Campbell, left, administrative secretary, and Merlin Blaisdell, veterans' service officer, on her last official day of work. Campbell took over for Wanda on June 25. Photo by Jon Echternacht

Jon's Jottings: Wanda Plourde is special to St. Croix County vets

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After 27 years of full-time work in the St. Croix County Veterans Service Office, Wanda Plourde has retired. She will be missed by a lot of vets, me included.


There is a capable staff left behind to take care of veterans' needs with Merlin Blaisdell, service officer and ex-Army, and Geri Campbell who officially took over Wanda's position Monday, June 25. But Wanda was kind of special to a lot of us.

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