GOOD STUFF: NexGen Power Systems Is Moving Into DeWitt

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NexGen Power Systems, a startup company that will manufacture semiconductors, is moving into DeWitt and bringing high paying jobs! They’ll create 577 jobs in 10 years, and pay an average of $51,000 a year. Now they are moving into the area where a lighting company was supposed to go and, controversy, pulled out despite millions of taxpayer dollars building the site. NextGen will face stiff penalties if they do the same.

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A couple won $200,000 just a few months after winning $3 million! Paul and Kris won last fall by entering their losing tickets in a second-chance drawing. Their newest win happened last week when a dozen Cash 5 tickets Kris bought with identical numbers earned a jackpot of $200,000. The couple already used their winnings to pay off their home, make investments and give large gifts to their sons.

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An NFL star helped a girl ask a boy out to prom. High school junior Cate Bauer, reached out to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster on Instagram to see if he would help ask out her friend Brian to the big dance. Brian just happens to be a huge JuJu and Steelers fan so he agreed to help ask the question. JuJu Facetimed Brian, and when he figured out who it was and why he called, of course, he agreed to go to prom with his friend Cate. 

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A man who competed in the Olympics came back to the US to serve in the military. Guor Maker was born in South Sudan, and escaped slavery there twice before he was able to come to the United States. Maker learned English and found his love for running when a high school teacher introduced him to the sport. His skills were so good it landed him spots in both the 2012 and 2016 summer Olympic games as a marathon runner. After retiring from the Olympics, Guor started technical training to join the Air Force. He hopes he can help the country who welcomed him when he escaped slavery in Sudan. 

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