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'Retired' pastor comes to Bay City church's rescue

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BAY CITY--Pastor Gene Hasselquist professes to love life, so much so he's determined not to let retirement get in its way.

Hasselquist had retired in 1987 as pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Red Wing, where he'd arrived in 1970. Ever since, he's found plenty to keep him busy, not the least of which is serving the congregation of Tabor Lutheran Church in Bay City over the past year.


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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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