by Caryn Haller

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February 14, 2014
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Small-town romance rolling for 65 years

Bob and Orla Onken grew up seven miles apart, but it took a small-town dance in Albee S.D., to bring the couple together. The year was 1948. “He came to a dance in my town. I took my little sister and wasn’t planning on staying very long,” Orla, 84, said. “Then that tall guy from Minnesota wanted to dance with me, and then we went from there to here.” Not wanting the night to end, Bob asked Orla for a ride home. “There wasn’t much to do at the time,” Orla recalled. “You could go to a movie, go to …

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