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8 over 80: Thorsgard

November 27, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

NORTHWOOD Enoch Thorsgard said it’s common for people in the latter part of their lives to want to do something significant. So at 93, that’s exactly what he’s doing.
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8 over 80: Honorable mentions

November 27, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

Since we found it too difficult to only recognize eight North Dakotans age 80 and older making a difference, we granted honorable mentions to eight others. Continue Reading

8 OVER 80: Thorsgard takes pride in new career

November 27, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Enoch Thorsgard said it’s common for people in the latter part of their lives to want to do something significant. So at 93, that’s exactly what he’s doing. Continue Reading

8 over 80: Jean Albertson

November 26, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

An excitable large black dog is no match for 84-year-old Jean Albertson. Continue Reading

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8 Over 80: At 82, Leonard woman keeps city library going

November 25, 2010 in INFORUM

This is the sixth story in an eight-part series featuring North Dakotans age 80 or older still making a difference in their communities.
LEONARD, N.D. Helen Kistler jokes that she has the same line of thinking as Sarah Palin when it comes to her 40 years of service to the city’s library.
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8 over 80: Helen Kistler

November 25, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

LEONARD Helen Kistler jokes that she has the same line of thinking as Sarah Palin when it comes to her 40 years of service to the city’s library. Continue Reading

8 over 80: Gunny Schmidt

November 24, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

LAKOTA Gunny Schmidt went to work helping hungry people with nothing but $20 and a dream. Continue Reading

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8 Over 80: Go-to woman operates food pantry

November 24, 2010 in INFORUM

This is the fifth story in an eight-part series featuring North Dakotans age 80 or older still making a difference in their communities.
LAKOTA, N.D. Gunny Schmidt went to work helping hungry people with nothing but $20 and a dream. Continue Reading

8 over 80: Mary Guenther

November 23, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

CAVALIER Mary Guenther doesn’t like to sit around, even when it’s time for afternoon coffee. The 92-year-old would rather keep working. Continue Reading

8 over 80: Alfred Juntunen

November 22, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

ROLLA At 81, Alfred Juntunen has quite the “retirement” resume: rest stop caretaker, church janitor, meal deliverer, farmer, tourism guide and nursing home entertainer. Continue Reading