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Josh Kickbush is pictured at the start of the Hastings football game against Cretin-Derham Hall. Kickbush was honored prior to the game by his teammates. He faced testicular cancer and is now cancer free. Star Gazette photo by Chad RIchardson

Josh Kickbush has defeated cancer and is back on the gridiron

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Just before football season started, Hastings High School senior Josh Kickbush knew something was wrong.

During the preseason physical that every player goes through, his concerns proved valid. Kickbush had testicular cancer, doctors told him.


Two days later at 5 a.m., Kickbush arrived at the hospital for surgery and he emerged six hours later cancer free. He'll be checked periodically to ensure everything looks normal, but the worst part for Kickbush is behind him.

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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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