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A survivor's journey

Cancer diagnosis leads to long-term community support


October 13, 2018

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

BREAST CANCER survivor Nan Powell poses in front of Marenisco's Old Dutch Bar, which she owns with her husband, Bill.


MARENISCO - Nan Powell of Marenisco used to be a teacher in the Watersmeet Township School District.

"I'm retired," she kidded in a recent interview with The Globe, "but I bought myself a job." For five years now, she and her husband, Bill, have owned the Old Dutch Bar in Marenisco.

As though that were not enough, she said, "I had breast cancer one and one-half years ago.

"I was diagnosed in March (of 2017). Fortunately, I have yearly mammograms, and that saved my life."

Powell said she resulted in a good place, thanks to sound medical care, health i...

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