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Custodian hangs up mop

December 18, 2012

CANTON, OH — Since Dwight "Skip" Beadle, Jr. walked into Clearmount Elementary School at the age of 21 for a custodial position, he hasn't really left, according to the North Canton Patch.

dwight beadleFor the past 38 years, Beadle has been the head custodian at the school, making sure the interior and exterior of the school is maintained, but also building relationships with students and staffs along the way, the article stated.

According to the article, on Wednesday, Beadle will hang up his mop for the last time as he heads into retirement.

"I've enjoyed the work. This place has been a home away from home for me. I'm in charge of the building and grounds. I really take pride in it," said Beadle.

Beadle has been a fixture at the school so long he has even seen one Clearmount student graduate and become a teacher at Clearmount, as well as seeing Clearmount students' children, and the children of those children attend the school, the article noted.

"So, it's like I'm the dinosaur here," Beadle added laughing.

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