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Al Duerkop brought a high level of energy to his classes at the Somerset Elementary School for 23 years.

Duerkop shared his love of music

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Al Duerkop's gift in teaching was passing his love of music on to his students.

After 23 years of teaching music at the Somerset Elementary School, Duerkop retired at the end of the 2012-13 school year. In all, he's spent 40 years in different aspects of teaching.


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Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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