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Lisa Leahy, director of social services at the St. Croix County Health Center Nursing Home, poses beside a bulletin board in her office filled with photos, notes and cards from residents she has saved during her 33 years at the facility. (Photo by Micheal Foley)

Lisa Leahy named social worker of the year

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One look inside Lisa Leahy’s office at the St. Croix County Health Center’s nursing home, and it’s obvious that she cares deeply about her job.


Walls and bulletin boards overflow with pictures, cards, notes and mementos she has held onto as reminders of residents she has worked with at the nursing home over the past 33 years.

This year, she is being honored for her commitment and compassion.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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