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Jerry Jansen stands amongst his antiques at the Hodgepodge Lodge on Eighth Street in Worthington. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Counselor, coach, collector: Jerry Jansen retires from college; continues antique pursuits

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WORTHINGTON — Jerry Jansen wasn’t totally unfamiliar with Worthington when he decided to apply for a job in 1977 at what was then Worthington Junior College.


He had passed through the community quite often on the way to visit family in Onawa, Iowa, and had also wrestled as a student in the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament that was then hosted by Worthington.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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