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Stephen Dunlap visits a downtown Hudson business in this 2006 photo from a Star-Observer spread on the annual Candlelight Stroll.

Ponder-Steele wedding was an unexpected duty for court commissioner

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St. Croix County Family Court Commissioner Stephen Dunlap had no idea that he would be conducting a celebrity wedding when he started the day on Monday, Dec. 17.


He was in his law office at Third and Locust streets that afternoon when his legal secretary, Faye Lackey, put a caller on hold and asked Dunlap if he had time to perform a marriage.

Dunlap, who was scheduled to talk with a client, said he would be free in about an hour.

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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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