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George Berndt

In it for the long haul: George Berndt retires after 51 years in education

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ELLSWORTH — Amid a scattering of senior graduation announcements and photos of classic cars, a sign tacked to the door of George Berndt’s office lists his job titles:


High School Principal


Athletic Director

Driver’s Education Instructor

Bus Coordinator

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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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