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Rain, sleet or snow, Richardson crossing guard always there

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Lila Mae Hinze stops traffic at the five-way intersection at E.S. Richardson Elementary School Thursday. Hinze has been a school crossing guard for the City of Minden for nearly 50 years.

For nearly 50 years, one school crossing guard has helped thousands of children walking to school cross the streets of Minden to make it to school safely.

Lila Mae Hinze has seen many police chiefs come and go but she has remained committed to her job. With no particular reason in mind for working as a school crossing guard, she said she just does it.

“I had three children in school and I was looking for something to do,” she said. “It gets me up in the morning. I don’t know what I would do if I quit.”

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