Couldn’t miss the party

Quite a few special visitors made the effort to attend the retirement party for Sheriff Gary Launderville March 14. Here former police secretary Ann Strock (left) and former deputy sheriff from 1954-1980 Pauline Sorenson, assisted by granddaughter Becky Arett, board the courthouse elevator after the event. Pauline, who turns 99 June 1, said she told interim sheriff Doug Simons, “I don’t think I can make it.” She was told by Becky, “You are too. I got that day off to take you.” Afterwards Pauline said, “I never had such a fun day.

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