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Wyant Memorial funds nonprofits, valedictorians

WAUKENABO — The Wyant Family Memorial Fund awarded six grants totaling $5,000 in December 2012.

The following nonprofits were recipients in supporting their mission:

■ $1,000 to Advocates Against Domestic Abuse quality adult/youth mentoring services along with after-school programming that provides education and life skill development.

■ $500 to Habitat for Humanity Aitkin County in building affordable housing in partnership with communities and families.

■ $500 to the Developmental Achievement Center of Aitkin County in providing vocational training and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities through several components.

■ $500 to ANGELS of McGregor-Area Neighbors Giving Elderly Live-In Services in assisting seniors so they may live in their homes longer with independence, dignity and choice.

■ $1,500 for the 2013 Valedictorian Scholarship in honor of Maria [Wyant] Cuzzo and Megan [Wyant] Rubbelke, 1977 and 2011 Class Aitkin High School Valedictorians in supporting outstanding academic achievement and celebrating the values and skills of achieving this highest honor.

Created in 2011 by Sophia “Trix” Wyant, in memory of her husband, the late Judge Clinton W. Wyant, this memorial fund assists designated nonprofits in achieving their mission for the betterment of their local communities of Aitkin and McGregor. The fund is also dedicated to supporting the valedictorian each year of the Aitkin Public Schools. Before becoming a judge, Clinton served as the school district’s attorney and was a proud graduate of Aitkin High School in 1950.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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