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Improving minds: 1 mask at a time

December 17, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Keith (Bucky) Thompson, 61, made history fun when he taught at Hagen Junior High School for 38 years.
His impact on the lives of students is difficult to measure.
“In 38 years of teaching, thousands of kids have gone through his classroom,” said Kristal Fields, who taught with Thompson for 12 years. “He treated the kids with respect and dignity. The kids knew they could count on him, that he’d be there for him.”
Thompson wanted to keep teaching, but was forced into retirement because of cancer, his wife Debby said.
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‘Prairie Home’ Sound Effects Man Tom Keith Dies at 64

October 31, 2011 in WDAZ

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Tom Keith, a longtime sound effects man who was the source of creaking doors, clucking chickens and more on “A Prairie Home Companion,” has died. He was 64.
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Local citizens honored during ceremony for doing the right thing

September 27, 2010 in West Central Tribune

When the woman rushed frantically down her driveway, crying that her husband was pinned beneath his car, Keith Friesen didn’t have to think twice. Continue Reading

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