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Bill and Judy Jones have been selected as this year’s Hammond Heartland Days grand marshals. They are humbled by the honor and are looking forward to a fun weekend. “We can’t imagine living anywhere else,” they said, crediting the friendly residents for their love of the “Heart of St. Croix County” village. (Photo by Sarah Young)

Keeping up with the Joneses

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Bill and Judy Jones are humbled and honored by the fact that they’ve been chosen as this year’s Hammond Heartland Days grand marshals for the Grand Parade Sunday, Aug. 10. In fact, Judy admitted she cried when asked by Hammond Lions member Chuck Fedie.


“We feel so unworthy, but we are very honored,” Judy said with a smile. “It will be a fun weekend. Well, it always is. Even the area garage sales are more of a social event.”

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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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