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Quotes of the week

Quote of the week

“It is certainly not what I would call the No. 1 priority in the county, but we’re here. We’ve waited long enough. We’ve fought enough.”

— Josh Wagner, school board chairman, on building a new central office

Josh Wagner

Josh Wagner

“It is certainly not what I would call the No. 1 priority in the county, but we’re here. We’ve waited long enough. We’ve fought enough.”

— Josh Wagner, school board chairman, on building a new central office

“I hope she will one day find it in her heart to forgive my son.”

— Michelle Watson, referring to the widow of the man her son, Christopher Lee Watson, killed in an armed robbery at Z&H Mart in 2012

“We are elected to make difficult decisions.”

—Mike Brinkley, Granite Quarry alderman, opposing the town board’s move to let voters, rather than aldermen, choose the mayor

“This is my work, but it’s also my passion. It’s my purpose.”

— Dr. Latoya Dixon, on being part of Knox Middle School’s transformational leadership team, along with

Co-Principal Mike Waiksnis

“We are a very high-use facility, which we like. There’s lots of energy, but there’s lots of wear and tear on the equipment.”

— Ester Marsh, Hurley YMCA fitness director, on selling calendars to raise funds for new fitness center equipment

“He doesn’t judge. He doesn’t care about your past. He doesn’t care about the things you’ve done. … he just loves you for you.”

— Andy Eury, veteran involved in the nonprofit Paws 4 Soldiers, talking about his dog, Briggs

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Education shoutouts

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