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Gunsmithing gift aims to help students

PTCC faculty member David Defenbaugh and donor Thomas Eklund Staff post |

A gift from an Illinois gunsmithing family will make a difference in the Pine Technical and Community College Gunsmithing and Firearms Technology program for years to come.

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There’s a new gunsmith in town

Chad Splittstoesse, left, receives a $40,000 small-business loan from Ken Pearson, right. Staff post |

Chad Splittstoesse, left, receives a $40,000 small-business loan from Ken Pearson, right, of Northwest Regional Planning Commission in Spooner to start up his dream, Rockcrusher Outdoors. Splittstoesse said he is grateful for the advice and help. He describes the NRPC loan as one of the easiest he has ever dealt with. - Photo submitted

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