Mark Nessen and Mendy Middlebrook. Photo by Jason Selby
MARK NESSEN, MENDY MIDDLEBROOK AND LEE PECK, AMONG OTHERS, DONATE THEIR TIME TO HELP OTHERS DURING THE HOLIDAYS
One holiday season in the 1950s, all Mark Nessen wanted for Christmas was a royal blue Schwinn bicycle. It was expensive. His family was poor. Nessen vividly recalls the disappointment on Christmas morning when that bike was not under the tree.
“Back then, Dick Willey and his dad had a place right where the Cook Insurance office is,” Nessen said. Nessen’s family lived above a pool hall, and in the same building was Willey’s automotive store, which had the bike for sale. Nov 24, 2014, 08:46
Julie Foster smiles while assisting a customer at the Corydon Post Office. She is retiring Dec. 1 after over 32 years. Photo by Jason Selby
RETIREMENT PULLS LONGTIME LETTER CARRIER AWAY FROM ICE, SNOWDRIFTS, COLD WIND AND TERRITORIAL DOGS
Postal worker Julie Foster will be retiring Dec. 1. The public is invited to celebrate with her on Tues., Nov. 25 in the Corydon Post Office lobby, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. There will be cake and punch served, as well as a joke or two and vigorous conversation with the gregarious Foster.
“It’s been a long run, and it’s time to move on,” Foster said, as she bustled from the front desk to her office, still in excellent mail carrying shape. Nov 17, 2014, 08:41
A few items up for raffle at this year’s bazaar. Photo by Jason Selby
Bonita Wells recently received the Shining Star award at the 2014 Iowa Hospital Association Auxiliary luncheon. It was voted upon by active members of the Wayne County Hospital Auxiliary board for her service above and beyond during the 25 years since Bonita and husband, Dr. Joel Wells, moved to Corydon. Bonita is also a trained, licensed practical nurse.
“We started this recognition about four years ago,” Bonita said. She was humbled when she found out she would receive this honor herself. “Auxiliary is an organization—one person can’t be singled out for what they do. There are a lot of different committees, and it takes a group effort to make the project successful. I’ve served on most of the committees and held every office.” Nov 10, 2014, 13:47