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Bea Doely, 92, of Spring Grove, attends sporting events, drives friends around and stays active and involved in her community.
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Bea Doely, 92, of Spring Grove, attends sporting events, drives friends around and stays active and involved in her community. JORDAN GERARD/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 9:54 AM

Though she has lived for 92 years, that number hasn't stopped a Spring Grove woman from taking advantage of life's opportunities. Beatrice (Bea) Doely achieved a perfect attendance record for her great-grandchildren's sporting events, home and away.

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    Though she has lived for 92 years, that number hasn't stopped a Spring Grove woman from taking advantage of life's opportunities. Beatrice (Bea) Doely achieved a perfect attendance record for her great-grandchildren's sporting events, home and away.

  • Love, happiness are secret to Canton couple’s youthfulness
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  • Rushford man finds fountain of  youth in music, staying active

    On a hot, sunny Sunday afternoon, Maynard Thompson of Rushford watched the ball sail out of the pitcher's hand and arch towards him. He took a mighty swing and hit a sharp grounder to the third baseman. He sprinted for first with the gait of an athlete a third his age. He beat the throw to first and triumphantly raised his hands in celebration.

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    Chatfield residents Bill Griffith, Gary and Donna Redwing and Betty Balcome know what “re-tire-ment” is: It’s when people get new tires so they can drive to Chatfield for all the various reasons and stop at the tourist center.

  • Spring Valley woman still  going strong at 100 years
    “I had an aunt that lived to 102,” said newly-minted centenarian Ethel, who pointed out her father’s sister seemingly set the bar for the extended family to live at least to their 100th birthday. Ethel celebrated reaching that milestone in Spring Valley on Wednesday, July 9, with family coming from across the nation to honor her.
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    At 81 years old, Spring Valley native Mary Jo Dathe is the essence of young at heart. A true icon of the small community, known for her bubbly personality, Dathe is constantly on the go between volunteering, writing and visiting.
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