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Wolske receives Good Neighbor Award

Marge Wolske is pictured with Roberts Lions Club President Geno Hanson after she received the Roberts Good Neighbor Award on Thursday, May 31.

When Marge Wolske went to the Community Appreciation Dinner in the park on the first night of Good Neighbor Days, she figured she'd get a good meal and conversation with friends. She never imagined she'd receive the Roberts Good Neighbor Award.

Before announcing Wolske as the award recipient Thursday night, Roberts Lions Club President Geno Hanson said, "This year's winner of the Good Neighbor of the Year is truly a friend to everybody that is here tonight (at the dinner) and everybody in the community. Whether you know her or not, she's done a lot of things in this community to help out."

Hanson read a ballot someone wrote that he thought described Wolske best.

"She is always there to lend a hand, a hot dish, a cake or just an ear. She loves this community and the people of Roberts. She is a caring, fun and loving person who looks at the bright side of things in all she does," the ballot read.

With tears in her eyes Wolske accepted the Good Neighbor plaque as well as a quilt donated by Topstitchery in Roberts.

Wolske said she was honored and surprised to receive the award.

"I think it's great, but I don't think I deserve it," she said. "I think there are other people who do more."

Hanson said Wolske exemplifies what it means to be a good neighbor.

"Marge is known by everybody. She's one of these people that no matter what's going on, no matter what type of help somebody needs, whether they're sick or just need a ride somewhere, she's always right there willing to help," Hanson told the News.

He said Wolske is also very active in the Roberts Lions Club, is village board member and has been involved in other community organizations over the years.

"She's someone who truly loves her community. She shows it in her actions," he said.

Wolske has lived in Roberts for more than 45 years and she's had three generations in the St. Croix Central School District.

Wolske is the wife of the late Lyman Wolske Sr.

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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