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Dane and Carolyn Compton of Garfield walk daily along County Road 22, waving with enthusiasm and smiling at each passing driver. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)

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By 6:30 a.m., the sun is up and so are Dane Werley and Carolyn Compton, who are beginning their daily walk along County Road 22, just east of Garfield.


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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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