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By Dan Rudy 

Wrangell centenarian honored by state for longevity

 

Dan Rudy / Wrangell Sentinel

Seated with niece Lisa Messmer, Wrangell resident Lawrence Bahovec inspects a clipping at the Senior Center, ahead of a special award presentation last Thursday.

Designating this May as Older Americans Month in Alaska, Gov. Bill Walker recognized Wrangell's oldest resident along with other centenarians across the state.

In a special luncheon at the Wrangell Senior Center, Lawrence Bahovec was presented with a personalized commendation as a distinguished citizen. At 101 years old, Bahovec is one of 83 Alaskans who have reached the milestone, and was among the 21 other residents of the state so honored with this month's commendations.

Celebration activities across the state were organized to mark the recognition, and at Wrangell's center cake accompan...



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