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By Byrne Bennett
The Record-Times 

Soaring together for 60 years

Knutsons have much to celebrate


Last updated 2/15/2024 at 9:19am

Byrne Bennett

Pete and Dixie Knutson discuss their many adventures shared together in nearly 60 years of marriage ahead of Valentine's Day, which was Wednesday, Feb. 14.

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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