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Photo by Gretta Stark Ken Peterson is retiring after 34 years on the Hammond Town Board, 24 of which he served as town chairman. Peterson said he and his wife plan to travel and spend time with their family.

Longtime chairman set to retire

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After 25 years as chairman of the Hammond Town Board, Ken Peterson has decided to retire.

"I've had enough years as a public servant and I'll be 80 years old next summer," Peterson said.


Peterson has lived in the Town of Hammond all his life, and has been a part of the board for 34 years, including the 25 he served as chairman.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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