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He’s shared SLO County stories for 46 years. Now columnist Phil Dirkx is retiring

Phil Dirkx is retiring after 25 years as a columnist for The Tribune.
Phil Dirkx is retiring after 25 years as a columnist for The Tribune. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Editor’s note: Phil Dirkx is retiring after 25 years as a Tribune columnist, wrapping up a San Luis Obispo County journalism career that began in 1972. As a tribute, we are republishing his first column, which originally ran Feb. 11, 1993.

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Phil Dirkx’s column is special to the Tribune. He has lived in Paso Robles for more than five decades. Reach Dirkx at 805-238-2372 or pmdirkx@sbcglobal.net.
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