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Bob Heebink (left) talks with his “co-authors” of the neighborhood block party, Vince and Pam Kaiser. The three got together and planned the second annual block party for July 27, 2009, in Heebink’s backyard. Heebink was celebrating his 50th year of service with the New Richmond Kiwanis group on July 31, 2009, — the same day as his 90th birthday. (Photo by Julia Ybarra-Young)

Former teacher remembered for lifelong service

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Bob Heebink, a resident of New Richmond and long time educator at the New Richmond High School, passed away on Feb. 23 at the age of 94.

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“He was a teacher for many years, but he prefered the term educator,” said Heebink’s son James Heebink. “He was a somewhat formal person and he’ll be missed by a lot of people. He spent over 50 years in the New Richmond School District.”

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Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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