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One tough Cookie

Caroline "Cookie" Cook with Bobby Lee's owner Bobby Bray. "Cookie" who has worked at Bobby Lee's since 2000, celebrated her 80th birthday last Saturday.

Feb. 7 was just going to be like every other day for Caroline Cook.

"I'm not going to have a whole lot planned," she said. "It's just going to be another day."

However, for friends and family, this past Saturday was a cause for celebration for the one they called "Cookie," as she turned 80-years-old.

Cookie has worked in Ellsworth for nearly 50 years, as she started as a waitress for Sonny's (now Furlong's) in 1960. She then became a cook and lasted there until 2000, where she moved to the present-day Bobby Lee's building, where she's been ever since.

"I've had good people that I've worked with," said Cookie. "It doesn't seem like it's been 49 years."

For more please read the Feb. 11 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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