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Life goes on for Ellsworth wife as husband is deployed in Afghanistan

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"Thank you for your service."

With those five words, Ami Scarbrough's life changed forever.

Scarbrough typed those words on Bill Odell's Myspace page as Odell was nearing the end of a deployment in Iraq.


When Odell came back, a friendship was formed, but Odell wanted more.

"He asked me out several times until I said yes," which Scarbrough estimated was four months later.

That was 2006.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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