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SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016

Tom Wobker is shown at Blogfest 2016 at the Fort Ground Grill. Tom, who died Saturday morning, was revealed for the first time as The Bard of Sherman Avenue, the man behind the short rhymes that delighted the Inland Northwest for the past 14 years. (Tyler Tjomsland/SR file photo)

The Bard of Sherman Avenue, 71, RIP 10 

My friend Tom Wobker, who we knew here as The Bard of Sherman Avenue, died Saturday morning, on the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. I'm glad that you were able to meet this fine man at Blogfest 2016. Also, I'm delighted that he enriched your life as much as he did mine.

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