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Vernice Evans has been playing golf most of her life and has led an active and connected lifestyle that she claims has helped her live 91 quality years so far. -Jeff Holmquist photo

Active Life is Key for Nonogenarian

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At 91, Vernice Evans may be one of western Wisconsin's best examples of someone living a life of vitality.

"I think staying active and having a lot of friends helps you stay healthy," she said. "I've had my share of health issues, but I've kept going."


Evans has been the front desk receptionist at the New Richmond News for more than 18 years and she still comes in several days a week to greet customers, proofread and answer phones.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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