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Kenyon mourns the death of community icon

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Longtime mayor, author and cherished Kenyon community member John Cole died Thursday night of a massive heart attack, family members said. He was 81 years old.

Cole served in Kenyon city government for 16 years as both a City Council member and three-time mayor. He also was an officer for the Veteran of Foreign Wars, involved with Goodhue County American Red Cross and served on the Goodhue County Historical Society board.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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