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Jill Link, right, has been Sydney Diksen’s mentor for the past decade. Marie Nitke/FOCUS

Pair builds 10-year friendship through Perham's Kinship program

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Mashed potatoes, pickles and Spaghettios.

That used to be Sydney Diksen’s favorite thing to eat. As a little girl, she loved to dip the pickles in the potatoes, take a nice big crunchy bite, and then dig into the Spaghettios, which she always asked to have served “on the side.”

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“I would always have to run up to Service Foods and buy big cans of Spaghettios if I knew Sydney was coming over,” laughed Jill Link during an interview on Saturday.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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