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Former owner Marguerite Bothof and current owner Amy Van Marel are shown in Marguerite's clothing store downtown Sibley.

Peddling clothes: Marguerite's legacy draws to a close in downtown Sibley

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SIBLEY, Iowa -- "You don't see ads for girdles anymore."

That is Marguerite Bothof's first observation as she looks over several decades' worth of clippings of advertisements for the store that bears her name.


"Now they're called Spanx," noted longtime employee Teresa Beving with a laugh.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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