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Veryl Hohn, 74, of Mitchell, plays accordion during the Senior Day event Thursday at the Moose Lodge in Mitchell. (Chris Mueller/Republic)

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When Veryl Hohn was 10 years old, he picked up his first accordion and learned to play, and in just a few years, the sound of his instrument was delighting dancers at local events.


Now 74 years old, the Mitchell resident can still squeeze out a tune that can bring people to the dance floor.

"I've been at it a long time," he said with a smile and a laugh.

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