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Gene McKahan works at his desk at the River Falls Municipal Utilities before his July 15 retirement after 37 years with the company. Submitted photo

McKahan retires after 37 years; milestone event means sports with Grandpa

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The year Gene McKahan started working at the River Falls Municipal Utilities barcodes were used for the first time, President Nixon was impeached, and postage was 10 cents.


Seven presidents and 34 more postage cents later, McKahan retired July 15 after 37 years at the River Falls Municipal Utilities, but he said he isn't going to let that take him away from his hometown.

"I'm just retiring" said McKahan, "I'm not going away."

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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