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As a high school graduate, all Dennis Zielinski knew about his future was there would be more school.

If he even merely mentioned another plan, his father wouldn't hear of it, Zielinski said. His dad, Ray, was a factory worker who'd been unable to continue his own education beyond high school.


"He'd give me that stern Polish stare and say, 'you're going to go to college'," Zielinski said.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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