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CHS Hall of Famer Dorothy Peak turns 100

Published: Monday, March 31, 2014 11:13 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, March 2, 2014 12:38 p.m. CST

A special Crestonian turns 100 years old Tuesday. That Crestonian, Dorothy Peak, grew up in Nevinville and was a home economics teacher in the Creston School District for 34 years.

She was inducted into the CHS Hall of Fame in 2006.

Today, she still lives at her home on North Sycamore Street in Creston, and last week, the Creston News Advertiser sat down for an interview while she reflected on the past century.

Peak told us light-hearted stories about the “frozen underwear” struggles of the 1920s, stories about the importance of her education at Iowa State University and her immense love for teaching home economics in Iowa for almost 40 years.

Read more about Peak, including memories from friends and family, in Tuesday’s Creston News Advertiser.

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