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Jo Haugan will retire at the end of the month after more than 36 years at the Nobles County Library. (Beth Rickers/Daily Globe)

Helpful smile in the library aisle: Jo Haugan retires after 36 1/2 years amid the books

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WORTHINGTON -- Jo Haugan never set out to be a librarian. It was more of an accidental career, something she fell into but resolved to make the best of for the duration -- which turned out to be more than 36 years. She joined the staff of the Nobles County Library on Sept. 20, 1976, and will officially retire on the last day of this month.


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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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