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BECKER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESIDENT Ann Shroyer, right, formally presented Wilbur Joy with the Community HIstorian Award at the society's annual meeting in October.

Ode to Joy: Becker County Historical Society honors rural Ponsford man with first-ever 'Community Historian' Award

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When it comes to the history of Becker County, there are few who know more about it than rural Ponsford resident Wilbur Joy.

So it was only fitting that the Becker County Historical Society would bestow him with its newest honor, the Community Historian Award, at its 2011 annual dinner.

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A Detroit Lakes native who grew up on the shores of Lake Sallie, Joy has been fascinated with local history since his early days as a 4-H member attending the county fair.

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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.
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