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Karlene Quale is the Good Neighbor of the 2012 North Hudson Pepper Festival. She shares the honor with her late husband, Larry, who is remembered for lighting North Hudson's tallest Christmas tree for many years.

Karlene Quale is a Good Neighbor

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Bittersweet is how Karlene Quale describes the honor of being named a Good Neighbor of the 2012 North Hudson Pepper Festival.

She shares the title with her late husband, Larry, who died on May 23 after a lengthy struggle with pancreatic cancer.

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"He would be just thrilled. He was really quiet, but he would just think that it was wonderful. And that's why I feel it is bittersweet," Karlene explained.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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