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Meet Shelly (Brown) Ausmus, Tekoa


January 30, 2020

Mike Ausmus; Shelly Ausmus

Mike and Shelly Ausmus with their two daughters.

Raised as one of the Browns in Farmington, Shelly Ausmus has returned to Whitman County after living in the greater Seattle area for more than 30 years.

"We love it, we're so happy to be back," said Shelly.

In 2018, Shelly moved to Tekoa with her husband, Mike Ausmus, to be closer to help her mom, Alice Brown, who has been living in Tekoa for the last 20 years. After four decades in the rain, they are enjoying the snow. Shortly after they arrived, Shelly was offered a position at the Whitman County Library's Tekoa branch which had opened up.

"It worked out really well. I love books, I like...

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