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Each year, fewer than 1,000 people walk the Appalachian Trail from end to end. Madeline Morris of Flossmoor is now one of them.
Morris hiked 2,192 miles, leaving from Griffin, Georgia, on March 16 and finishing at Mt. Katahdin in Maine on Sept. 25. She admits it was the hardest thing she’s done, and the most fulfilling. 
“I would recommend it in a heartbeat,” she said. “If you have that mental drive, then anybody can do it.”  
Yet it took her two years to commit to the idea of walking the trail . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, June 25

  • Homewood Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Martin Square.
  • Amtrak station rehabilitation ribbon cutting, 8:30 a.m. at the station.

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