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Board Says Bye to Hard--Working Trustee Don MacLaughlin

by Mark Bialczak | 5 months ago

Don MacLaughlin was always ready to listen, think, ask questions.

He knew his role as an LPL Board Trustee carried great significance to the community and the library.

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(Don MacLaughlin and LPL Director Glenna Wisniewski share a moment at his final board meeting.)

After seven years of monthly Wednesday meetings, MacLaughlin decided to not run for another term. It was a tough decision, he told his fellow board meetings on Wednesday, May 5, in the Carman Community Room. But he was very soon to turn 80 years old and did not think he'd want to complete another five-year term, the length he'd have to sign up for if he got on the May 18 ballot.

MacLaughlin and his fellow board members said their so-longs with great affection. They talked about good work done together. And he assured them they were up to the task of more to come.

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(Flowers for his wife, Joan, cake for Don.)

You can read about the night in my column that was published online for the community Eagle News.