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Thiery leaving YMCA after 7 years on the job

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One of Bryan Thiery's last chores as an activities director at the YMCA was to supervise the Law Day/Memorial 5k at Robbins Island.

"I'm going to miss the people the most," he said this week. "It's not too often you have a job where you get to work and feel like it's home."


After seven years with the local YMCA, Thiery, 35, has moved to St. Michael and bought a house.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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