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Bob Sonnenberg was named “Outstanding Becker County Senior” for this year, along with Donna Zimmerman. VICKI GERDES/DL NEWSPAPERS

Outstanding local seniors are honored

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This year marked the 40th annual Outstanding Senior Citizen awards ceremony at the Becker County Fair, and in keeping with that milestone, one of the two winners selected was “Mr. Becker County Fair” himself, Bob Sonnenberg.


Sonnenberg has served as both fair manager and Fair Board president for more than three decades now, and as program emcee Karen Lenius noted, he works on the fair for 20 hours a week — not just during the summer months, but all year long.

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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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