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Beth Monson holds the 1961 SCC year book as she reminisces about growing up in Hammond.

Plans taking shape for 50-year school's celebration

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Since she was 3 years old, Beth Monson has considered Hammond her home.

Her father Veldon "Doc" Monson was a doctor in town for 18 years and her mother Mary had a yarn shop in the family's basement.


Monson said her future was influenced by St. Croix Central teachers, and knew by her junior year of high school that she wanted to be a family and consumer education teacher, although back in the day it was referred to as home economics.

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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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