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Seventh-grader Sam Malecek sells candy for the Love for Loenser campaign Friday, Jan. 17, at St. Croix Central Middle School. (Submitted photo)

Campaign raises money for beloved teacher

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If there’s one thing St. Croix Central School District knows how to do, it’s rally around those in need.

Beloved sixth-grade reading/literacy teacher Karen Loenser was diagnosed with liver and bone cancer in mid-December.


According to Jean Johnson, Loenser’s team-teacher of three years, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer five years ago. She had a double mastectomy and went through intensive chemotherapy and radiation.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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