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Mary Wickersham of Willmar has worked for Thrifty White Drug for 50 years and does not plan on retiring. She has worked for seven managers: The current one is her nephew. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

50-year employee of Willmar, Minn., drugstore: You have to like what you're doing


WILLMAR -- You have to like what you're doing when you work for the same company for 50 years.

Just ask Mary Wickersham.

She started working at the Thrifty Drug Store on Fourth Street Southwest in downtown Willmar on Sept. 20, 1961. When the store closed in 1990, she moved to the Skylark Center store and continues at the front counter where she serves customers, many preferring a smaller store to a larger chain store.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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