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She's one for the history books -- Leona Saatoff started teaching just before the Great Depression hit

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When Leona Saatoff was chosen as the grand marshal of the Waubun Centennial Parade earlier this summer, it was a big surprise.

"Her kids just came and picked her up that day," says Judy Block, resident manager at Lincoln Park Assisted Living in Detroit Lakes, where Saatoff has been a resident for the past year.


When asked about the experience, Saatoff is clearly a little uncomfortable with the attention.

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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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