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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun April 13, 2014

Bill Branch

Living the dream: Lyon College’s interim chaplain combines ministry, teaching in short-term job

Walking around Lyon College’s campus, William “Bill” Branch is often greeted by students with a cheerful “hola!” At the school’s cafeteria — where he highly recommends yet avoids Brenda’s Bakery for fear of gaining a faculty-member version of the freshman 15 — he identifies and says hello to student athletes and coaches. Branch, who serves as Lyon’s interim chaplain, said he believes being among the students is a key part of his duties. “One of the things I’m convinced about here is, I can’t sit in the office and minister to the students,” he said. “I have to be on campus. ... READ MORE

Heather Dunn: New chamber director hopes to help Fairfield Bay businesses grow, work together CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

As the only child of parents who were missionaries, Heather Dunn has lived a lot of places across the United States.