January 8, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 2

Another Area Resident, Bob Rorvig, Joins Century Club

A Prairie Ridge resident rang in the New Year with a birthday. Robert "Bob" Rorvig celebrated 100 years of life last week, while friends and family gathered to wish him well.

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Rorvig explained that he was born in Pelican Rapids, Minn., on Jan. 2, 1914. His parents homesteaded this area when he was just 2 years old and he was raised just south of Richland. Rorvig went to school in his neighborhood but went to Opheim for high school. When he graduated, he went on to college and got his degree in socioeconomics in 1939.

After graduating, he became an extension agent. It was then, he said, he...

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