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City Bigs Ingalls Goodbye

A self-described workaholic, Jon Ingalls, pictured, remembers his first “real” job. It was back in 1972 working as a bus boy at the Iron Horse restaurant in downtown Coeur d’Alene. He has fond reflections of that job, but says his performance was a “mixed bag.” His first boss, Iron Horse owner Tom Robb, remembers things differently. “He was obviously the same hard worker then as he is now,” Robb said. “He was a delightful kid; a hard worker, and he caught on quick.” Robb adds, “Let’s put it this way, Jon’s a hard guy to forget.” As Ingalls prepares to step down from his position as deputy city administrator at Coeur d’Alene City Hall—a role he’s filled aptly for 8 years—many of his co-workers remember similar stories about Jon: A hard worker, dedicated public servant and team player who was usually on the job early and among the last to leave/Keith Erickson, Coeur d'Alene Today. More here. (Photo: Coeur d'Alene Today)

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