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Gelhar taking steps on long road to recovery

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Throughout his days of playing hockey in Hastings, Ryan Gelhar seemed to have a different nickname every year.

He was "The Ox."


Then "The Wall."

Then "The Rock."

And now, his family just wants him to wake up and smile at them. If he did so today, on his 24th birthday, well that would be OK.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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