100 and counting

Erna Letz of Republic is celebrating her 100th birthday today. Letz was raised in Detroit and attended the Detroit schools. Her husband was a World War II veteran who flew gliders. Letz credits her longevity, in part, to surviving ovarian cancer at a time when it was difficult to detect. A birthday celebration was held for Letz at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Republic. (Courtesy photo)