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Mabel Bertie Sande

Mabel Bertie Sande of Two Harbors celebrated her 100th birthday with an open house Saturday in Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Two Harbors.

Mabel was born Dec. 20, 1908, in Two Harbors, the first child of Anton and Anna (Rono) Sande, who emigrated to the U.S. from Norway. She has five sib-lings: Arnold, Bennie, Ruben, Edna and Norman. Mabel graduated from Two Harbors High School in 1925 and worked several years for private families and then at Paramount Cafe in Two Harbors. In 1942 she started working at Co-op Grocery Store in Two Harbors, where she did just about everything, including selling penny candy to many of Two Harbors' residents. She retired from the store in 1973 and took the trip of a lifetime with her good friend, Ruth Olson, to Germany, Austria and Italy.

Through the years Mabel devoted much of her time to Bethlehem Lu-theran Church, where she was a past member of the choir, taught Sunday school classes and worked with many members in church circles and women's associations. She is a former volunteer for the Salvation Army and Lake County Community Services and sang with the Silvertones women's choral group for 30 years.

Her family is made up of 14 nieces and nephews; 41 great-nieces and nephews; and many great-great-nieces and nephews.

Alice Jensen

Alice Jensen of Proctor will celebrate her 100th birthday with a private party in Proctor.

Alice was born Dec. 19, 1908, in Duluth, to Rosanna (Archambault) and Jeremiah Pelletier and grew up in Solway Town-ship.

She was married to Bill Menz until his death, and then to Harold Jensen until his death. She had two sons: the late Robert and Richard.

Alice has seven grand-children; 12 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives, too numerous to mention.

She has been an active member of the Solway Seniors "Monday Brunch" group for many years, was a member of United Northern Sportsmen and a long-time volunteer at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.