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First Person (Marilyn Johnson)

City: Wyanet.

Where did you grow up: Tiskilwa.

Family: Married to Curt since 1965; one son, Rob; one daughter-in-law, Mandi; three grandkids, Trent, Derrick and Katelin; and one granddaughter-in-law, Kayliegh.

Pets: Golden Doodle, Shadow; cat, Bernie.

Occupation: Retired.

What is the last song you listened to: “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning” by Alan Jackson.

What is the last book you read: “Book of Ephesians.”

What is the last television show you watched: “Blue Bloods.”

If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: My mother’s fried fish.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could take only one thing with you, what would it be: My family.

What is your favorite local restaurant: Pizza Cellar.

If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: I would probably give most of it away.

People would be surprised to know that you: I love to hunt.

What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: Small town.

If you could change one thing about your town, what would it be: New sidewalks and streets.

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