August 21, 2014

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‘Old Country Girl’ Wallenhorst turns 100

BY STEPHANIE GROVES

DHI Media Staff Writer

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DELPHOS - Sally Wallenhorst was born on Sept. 3, 1914,and grew up on a farm outside of Delphos with her parents Ben and Josephine Knippen and three siblings, Ruby, Evelyn and Norman.

“I’m just an old country girl that grew up milking cows and feeding chickens,” she kidded. “I couldn’t go to school after I finished eighth grade. I was 16 years old then.”