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Last Update Friday, September 17th, 2021
Courtesy of Laurie Puntney
Mike Matthews of Sunny Valley died Sept. 10 from complications related to COVID-19.

Mike Matthews, a longtime school bus driver and a resident of Sunny Valley, should have been focused on his late mother's memorial service at Reinhart Volunteer Park.

But that day in August, a raging headache, a cough and upset stomach befell the 66-year-old, who embodied the look and spirit of Santa Claus, said family and friends. In fact, that was his nickname.

Matthews had fallen ill within a day or two of returning from busing children to a day camp in Northern California. Read More »

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