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The monthly neighbor spotlight.

Dr. Dave

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss, photo by Peter DiAntoni Dr. Dave was David Schemberger, MD, in a previous life, but he stopped practicing more than a decade ago. He became convinced modern medicine was causing more problems than it was solving. “I saw myself giving pills to people who continued to abuse themselves in habitual ways […]

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Jonny Ziegler

by Eryn Moris / photograph by Peter DiAntoni “I have this stereotypical Catholic guilt like ‘You should be in school, you should be working a straight job, you should get married and have a family,’” he says. “I always have that on one shoulder and then on this other one, ‘You know you should get […]

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The Riveras

by Peter Schmidtke / photograph by Peter Di Antoni From the living room of their two-story home on Holton Street where they have lived for 21 years, Luis and Ada Rivera recount the turn of events that led them to claim their own part of the American Dream.

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John Lindquist

by Jan Christensen / photo by Peter DiAntoni John Lindquist had intended to join the Marine Corps right after he graduated from Washington High School in 1966. But he went to London to see the Rolling Stones first. Then, as so often happens, life got complicated.

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Jesse Windom

by Jim Hendersen Over the past eight years, Jesse Windom has taken five rundown, former slumlord properties and turned them into livable, comfortable shelters for the homeless, mentally handicapped and onetime criminal offenders. He could now be called, respectfully and legitimately, a “shelterlord.”

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