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Wakefield-Marenisco students commended for good deed


February 7, 2018

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

TWO BASHFUL Wakefield-Marenisco students, neither of which were looking for attention regarding their good deed, are being awarded the Distinguished Citizen Award by Michigan State Police Wakefield Post Commander Don Horn as Trooper Jerry Mazurek, far left, looks on Tuesday in Chris Tweiten's Social Studies class. The youth on the left is Mike Sibley, Jr., while the young man on the right is Austin Ahonen. The young men turned in a tourists wallet last year without even opening it to see what the contents were, preserving the $280 cash the owner had lost and all his credit cards and identification.


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WAKEFIELD - Last year a tourist was in the area for a weekend of snowmobiling fun. Spending money in motels, eating in restaurants, paying trail fees and buying gasoline. Only the tourist lost his wallet and had no idea where it was. The man from Milwaukee called and cancelled his credit cards, lamented the nearly 300 in cash lost, and was ready to begin the process of getting new identity when the state police notified him his wallet was turned in.

Unbeknownst to the unnamed Milwaukee tourist, two Wakefield-Marenisco students - Austin Ahonen and...

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