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Senior citizens volunteer to relieve tax burden

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New Richmond senior citizens are making a difference in New Richmond schools -- not just in improved grades but in lives.

In 2007, the New Richmond School District started the Senior Tax Exchange Program (STEP), a program designed to help relieve seniors of property tax burdens in exchange for volunteer hours.

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For each hour worked, seniors can earn $6.50 - with a maximum of $507 per household (78 hours).

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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