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Mable Ragan, Nebraska’s oldest resident, celebrates 110th birthday

Mable Ragan at her 110th birthday party.Mable Ragan of Albion reached a milestone on Tuesday, Feb. 1 — her 110th birthday.

She is a resident of Good Samaritan Society’s Wolf Memorial Home in Albion, where a party was held in her honor Tuesday afternoon.

Mable was born Feb. 1, 1901, on a farm near Newman Grove, and graduated from Albion High School in 1919.

Mable is officially listed as Nebraska’s oldest resident and has held that distinction since February of 2010.

More details will appear in the February 9, 2011 Albion News Print and Electronic Editions.