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Friends & Neighbors - A Lion amongst men

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A resident of Lake Park since 1970, John Pietila is now the only charter member of the Lake Park Lions Club who has remained active in it to the present day.

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It was that dedication, in part, that led to him being chosen as Lion of the Year for 2006-07 by the Lake Park club.

"It was a complete surprise," he said. In fact, even his wife Anita didn't know about it, despite the fact that she served on the selection committee for the award.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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