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Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at 95 in Los Angeles

August 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LOS ANGELES (AP) Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned humorist who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, punctuating her jokes with her trademark cackle, died Monday morning in her Los Angeles home at age 95. Continue Reading

Doeden reflects on Norwegian heritage

September 13, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Her father’s parents were from Norway, her mother’s parents were from Sweden, and her great-uncle’s beard is in the Smithsonian.
“Hans Langseth is really my only claim to fame,” said Phyllis Doeden of Worthington, who was chosen to represent Norway in the Daily Globe’s “Our Diverse Community” series. Continue Reading