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      Marquette County swears in new clerk

      Marquette County now has a new clerk.

      Linda Talsma was sworn in Monday. Former County Clerk Peter Dishnow's last day was July 4. Talsma was the Marquette County Chief Deputy Clerk since 2008.

      She said county clerk was always her ultimate goal. County clerk is a multi-faceted job. It includes acting as the head of elections for Marquette County, the filing agent for circuit court, and keeping vital records such as birth, death, and marriage certificates.

      "It's a wonderful opportunity to serve the public, and I hope to do so," says Talsma. "My door is always open to anyone in the community that'd like to come in and visit."

      Talsma will be back on the ballot for County Clerk in August 2016.