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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Worland resident celebrates 100th birthday


September 6, 2017

Tracie Mitchell

Dolores Arps

WORLAND – A Worland resident, who has been active in many aspects of the community, celebrates her 100th birthday today. On September 6, 1917 Dolores Arps was born to Joseph and Magdalena Liekhus Dirkschneider in Dodge, Nebraska. She is the second oldest of nine children.

"I had five sisters and three brothers and lost a little brother at 11 months old. But they are all gone except one sister. Madeline is still living," Arps said. "All my friends are gone and a lot of them that are 20 years younger are gone also," she added.

One week after marrying her husband, Leonard Arps, in 1940, the...

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