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Leland Johnson, Roberts 2004 “Good Neighbor,” and his wife Kathleen on a family trip to Carthage, Mo., in 2011. Johnson passed away on Feb. 17. (Photo submitted by Jean Johnson)

Roberts loses ‘Good Neighbor,’ beloved friend

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One of Roberts’ most beloved “Good Neighbors” passed away on Feb. 17 from complications after heart surgery at United Hospital at the age of 76.

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Leland Johnson was voted as Roberts “Good Neighbor” in 2004 along with his lifelong friend Mary Grupe.

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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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