She was the heart of La Gaceta. And for most, she was also ‘Nana.’



When Patrick Manteiga sat down to write his mother’s obituary, he didn’t skip the tough stuff. Louise “Peggie” Schmechel had lived what seemed like six lives in one, and they weren’t all

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