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Friends and Neighbors: Kimball resident Minnie Lebruska has seen a lot in her 105 years


Tonia Copeland

Minnie Lebruska celebrated her 105th birthday on Wednesday, April 15, at the Kimball County Manor. Five generations were on hand to celebrate with Minnie. They are her daughter, Carolyn Wilson (seated to Minnie's right); great-granddaughter Amber Tangeman; granddaughter Robin Sherman holding great-great-grandson Soren; and great-granddaughter Amy Sherman. All residents with birthdays in April were celebrated with goody bags, balloons and bingo.

The 105 balloons did not fit in the small net suspended above the table where Minnie Lebruska, surrounded by family and friends, celebrated her 105th birthday on Wednesday, April 15.

Employees at the Kimball County Manor attempted to corral one balloon for each year Minnie has lived.

Although only a fraction of the balloons would fit in the net, they drifted down on a smiling Minnie as those in attendance sang "Happy Birthday" to her that afternoon.

For this milestone, Minnie shared the day with several other Kimball County Manor residents who have April birthdays. She was also joined by he...

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