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Wendell "Wendy" Hicks is celebrating 50 years of working at Steamboat Lumber. An open house is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the business, 1901 Shield Drive.

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Steamboat resident Wendell Hicks a lumberyard icon for 50 years

It was 1963 when Wendell Hicks first lifted steel out of the back of a truck at Steamboat Lumber. It would be the first task of his job, which would become his life, his livelihood and now his retirement.

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