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Loyalty still important in business

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Loyalty is important in business. Just ask Paul and Jim Huber. The owner and former owner of Jim’s Market in Canby celebrated the business’ 50th anniversary with employees and customers Wednesday. They also recognized long-time employees such as Wayne Giese, who has been with Jim’s Market from the start. Another employee, Barb Ries has worked for the market for 40 years and Donna Crommert, 37 years. It appears loyalty is a two-way street at Jim’s Market.

Klaith deserves the recognition

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Considering the 31 years of service Marc Klaith has recorded with the Marshall Fire Department, the former fire chief deserves all the accolades bestowed to him recently. On Wednesday, Klaith was presented with an engraved firefighter’s hatchet during a retirement reception at the fire station. Thanks for your service to the community.

And they are off to the races

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The race for Lyon County Sheriff should be interesting. Four candidates — Steven Louwagie, Jim Marshall, Tony Rolling and Eric Wallen — filed to run for the November election. All four appear to be well-qualified for the position.

End of an era for renting movies

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News of a longtime Marshall business closing was sad news for area movie watchers. Family Video announced it’s closing the doors at the end of the month after 10 years in business. The store manager, Mike Madsen, called those 10 years “amazing.” Madsen did offer some good news, saying the store may open up at another small location. He said the building was too big to make a profit.

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