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Bette Britt and Packet co-founder Gayle Durnbaugh

Bette Britt and Packet co-founder Gayle Durnbaugh

At The Weekly Packet’s 50th Anniversary celebration Thursday, December 2, owner Nat Barrows paid special tribute to long time news reporter Bette Britt, left, and Packet co-founder Gayle Durnbaugh. Not only were both women there for the first ever Packet publication, but both still write for the paper regularly.

Photo by Faith DeAmbrose

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Sue Duffy and Mikey Bannister

Sue Duffy and Mikey Bannister

Sue Duffy and Mikey Bannister pause to take a look at a special 32-page supplement created to mark the occasion.

Photo by Jonathan Thomas

Gayle Durnbaugh shows photos

Gayle Durnbaugh shows photos

The Packet co-founder Gayle Durnbaugh shows a few of the 150 people who attended the newspaper’s 50th anniversary celebration a selection of community photos taken by her late husband and co-founder Jerry Durnbaugh.

Photo by Faith DeAmbrose