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Roberts and Hammond Senior Centers site manager Jordan Pechuman dishes up Thanksgiving dinner for the Hammond seniors at Trinity Lutheran Church on Nov. 21. It was Pechuman’s last day as site manager. He plans to open a restaurant in Frederic with his wife. (Photo by Sarah Young)

Seniors not happy Hammond site closed

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It was a dreary, wet day on Nov. 21 when the Hammond Senior Center celebrated its Thanksgiving dinner, and some seniors’ moods mirrored the weather outside.

Brad Beckman, administrator for St. Croix County’s Aging and Disability Resource Center, formally announced to the Hammond senior group before their meal on the 21st that the Center will be closing -- temporarily.

“I hope people aren’t going to sit around for six months and just wait,” Beckman said.

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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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