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ECLIPSE 2017: Mid-Missouri woman hits century mark on eclipse day

Hildegard Haslag blows out the candles on her 100th birthday. (Kermit Miller/KRCG 13)

August 21, 2017 was widely-viewed as a special day for the mid-Missouri region.

But for one Osage County resident, it was a day she will never forget.

Surrounded by friends and family at a country house near Loose Creek, Hildegard Haslag blew out the candles on her cake in the darkness, celebrating her 100th birthday. She has sic children, 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She still plays the mandolin and makes music with her family.

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