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Former bowling alley owner helped NR grow

Joe Grubich often sat on his front yard swing when the weather was nice, watching the comings and goings of neighbors and local residents.

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From his favorite spot, Grubich could appreciate the accomplishments of a life devoted to improving the city he loved -- New Richmond.

Grubich died Friday, Dec. 9, at his home along the Willow River in New

Richmond.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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