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Helen Petrowske receives a tiara from Margaret Zellmer during a Nov. 22 party at Red Rock Manor in Newport to mark Petrowske's 100th birthday. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Newport woman celebrates 100th birthday

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Helen Petrowske stopped driving just last year, but shows few signs of slowing down.

With help from family and friends at Red Rock Manor in Newport, Petrowske celebrated her 100th birthday last Tuesday.


"I think it's great," Petrowske said of the Nov. 22 luncheon in her honor, adding that she did not expect such commotion.

Petrowske has lived at Red Rock Manor for about six years. She plays bingo on Wednesdays and finds other ways to stay active.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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