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Submitted photo: Rising Sun Street Crew members installed the Barkshire memorial in December, though the dedication won’t be until Jan. 18. From left: Bobby White, Kallen Messer and superintendent Paul Bovard.

Marker harkens back to Underground Railroad

It won’t be dedicated until Friday, Jan. 18, but the marker at the corner of Fourth and Poplar streets already has been installed.

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Chandra L. Mattingly/The Journal-Press: Above: Bertha Shifflet, 105, holds Melissa, the doll, and first real childhood toy, she received at age 9. Inset: Bertha Wolfram, now Shifflet, was all dressed up for her 8th grade graduation from St. Martin’s Catholic School, Cheviot.

Religion keeps 105-year-old going

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At 105, Bertha Shifflet spends much of her day saying the Rosary, and sometimes playing solitaire.