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EFFIE KALK TURNED 100 YEARS OLD ON MARCH 16. She was given a special cake to celebrate the occasion with her friends and fellow residents at Emmanuel Community in Detroit Lakes.

'I've had a pretty good time'

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When you ask Effie Kalk what it feels like to be 100 years old, she feigns surprise.

"Really? A hundred? That's getting up there," the Detroit Lakes resident joked on Monday afternoon, sitting in her room at Emmanuel Community.


Effie celebrated her centennial birthday on Tuesday, March 16, surrounded by friends and fellow Emmanuel residents.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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