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By Mike Ferrians
The Times 

The Last Stop Sign: Zonia Dedloff, Mayor of Starbuck


October 29, 2020

Mike Ferrians

Zonia Dedloff , Mayor of Starbuck

My recent visit with Starbuck's new Mayor, Zonia Dedloff, was a revelation for me. First thing I learned: she has lived there for 50 years. She and her late husband, Jerry, parked a trailer here in the late 1960s, along with many others, to work on building the Little Goose Dam. Jerry, a diamond driller, was one of many who traveled the U.S., following jobs like this. "It really was one long vacation," she said of those years. The dam work temporarily swelled the little hamlet's population. Although Jerry and Zonia had traveled through most U.S. states on jobs, Starbuck turned out to be the...

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