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Letter: Ellsworth residents set example of ‘Small Town Goodness,’ writer says


Recently, I had the good fortune to meet some of the many good people from the Ellsworth area and would like to share this story with their friends.

Around 7 p.m. on Aug. 17, a friend and I stopped for a bite to eat at the Dairy Queen in Ellsworth. When we returned to my car, it would not start.

Jamie Langer and his girls, then Dawn Kobs, Bruce Webster and then several others (sorry I did not get their names), all stopped to help. It wasn’t a “quick look and see,” but more like a regular check-up. They were under the hood and under the car, and even with all the tinkering and trial starts, it would not start.

So we called the tow truck that arrived at 10:30 p.m. Bruce Webster was a gentleman and kept us two ladies company until Kyle arrived from Siewert’s towing. He delivered my car to the dealer, then dropped us off safely at 12:30 a.m.

It was a long evening after fishing all day, but it turned out good because of the help of many well-intentioned members of your community. The next time you see these people, tell them “thanks again from us” and express appreciation for setting such a good example of “Small Town Goodness” that is very prevalent in and around Ellsworth.