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Marshfield woman makes global headlines


Marge Wolf has made quite the name for herself. Earlier this week, the 96-year-old Marshfield woman refused to give money to a masked man who came into her store.

"I said no way. You're not getting that," explained Wolf.

After Newsline 9 aired her story, it traveled nationwide. Marge Wolf's story appeared on World News with Diane Sawyer, CNN and People Magazine online.

"So are you a celebrity now?" Asked a longtime customer. "No, no, just plain old Marge," laughed Wolf.

But people who walk into the corner store beg to differ

"It's the famous lady," joked one customer.

Wolf admits her phone hasn't stopped ringing, and the door hasn't stopped swinging.

"I've had people come in here and say, do you remember me, I tell them no, it's been 10 or 20 years since," said Wolf.

Kristi Vantassel has known wolf for more than 20 years.

"My three kids would come in here all the time and would love to see Marge and get her candy," explained Vantassel. "My daughter, Janelle, Marge used to do something to her that she just hated, pinched her cheeks!" explained Vantassel as Wolf laughed along to the distant memory.

That's not all Wolf would do.

"She used to make the kids count their change before they got their money back," said Vantassel.

20 years later, that's still the same no matter how old you are.

"How much do you need back," Wolf asked an older gentleman.

"$4 I think," he answered.

"I think right," Wolf said.

Wolf says every customer is like family, and to them she's a hero.

"You say the name Marge Wolf and everyone knows Margie," said Vantassel.

That's long before her little corner store ever became national news.

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