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Matilda Loetscher

A special day for Dolly

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SIBLEY, Iowa -- Born on 12-12-12 -- Dec. 12, 1912, that is -- one might think Matilda "Dolly" Loetscher's favorite number is 12, an even dozen.


"No, I don't have a favorite number," she said, going so far as to shush someone declaring a little too loudly her new centenarian status.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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