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Corn Festival & Fran Gilliland turn 101

For all of Fran Gilliland's 101 years, she's lived in a small town. Fran was born in rural northeast Nebraska and later moved with her husband, Keith, and then two high school aged daughters to Haxtun where she continues to reside today, at home, with the help of her daughter Cindy. Fran turned 101 on Sept. 8 and in just two weeks, she will lead the parade as Grand Marshal of the 101st annual Haxtun Corn Festival. An honor just one Haxtun citizen holds; being the same age as the community's most popular day of the year.

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