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Mary Ellen Johnson and Tom Peterson tied for the 2014 Good Neighbor Award Thursday night at the Roberts Good Neighbor Days community appreciation dinner. (Photo by Sarah Young)

It’s a tie! 2014 Good Neighbor awards announced


Mary Ellen Johnson and Tom Peterson were obviously surprised when they were both announced the 2014 Good Neighbor award winners at the Good Neighbor Days community appreciation dinner Thursday night. This is Good Neighbor Days’ 50th year.

Johnson had tears in her eyes as she made her way to the stage in the big tent at the Village Park in Roberts.

Both Johnson and Peterson received loud applause and whistles when their names were announced.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily 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. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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