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Knutsons have much to celebrate

DAVENPORT - A couple's first Valentine's Day is special. For Pete and Dixie Knutson, it was also memorable, considering they lived amongst lepers in Liberia, West Africa.

Dixie was just 17 years old when she left eastern Montana to attend Northwest College in Kirkland, Washington. She left behind her family and the cattle ranch she loved.

Their home had no telephone, electricity or running water and was 50 miles from the nearest town.

In Fall 1963, she arrived in Kirkland wide-eyed and ready for adventure. Her first Sunday in town, she visited a church where the young man leading the singing c...


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