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La Crosse resident celebrates 103rd birthday at Brookdale



Agatha Schild celebrates her 103rd birthday on Monday, May 2, 2022, at Brookdale Senior Living in La Crosse. (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

One La Crosse resident who’s well into her second century celebrated her 103rd birthday Monday.

Relatives and friends helped Agatha Schild, also known as Aggie, mark her birthday at Brookdale Senior Living on East Avenue South.

Aggie Schild enjoys a piece of her birthday cake on her 103rd birthday Monday, May 2, 2022 (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

Schild moved to La Crosse decades ago from New Hampton, Iowa, where she operated a restaurant.

Schild had a garden last year, but isn’t sure whether she’s going to try growing anything again this year.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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