#Purple Heart

Nisqually Valley News

Yelm Deputy, Two Officers Receive Lifesaving Awards

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office awarded Thurston County Deputy Andrea Moore, 35, of Yelm, with a lifesaving award and Purple Heart medal at a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 17, for her work in saving a Nisqually Pines resident’s life, while being stabbed in the process. Yelm Police Department’s Sgt. Tillman...
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Register Citizen

Norwalk secures funding for Purple Heart monument at Veteran's Park

NORWALK — A monument honoring Norwalk’s Purple Heart medal recipients is coming to Veteran’s Park, with sights on a holiday season unveiling. The idea to erect a Purple Heart monument for Norwalkers wounded in battle was first brought to the Common Council’s Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs Committee in July, with all in favor of the proposal, but needing to find the money to fund the project.

Plan for veterans’ monument hits roadblock

A plan to build a monument at Hoover’s Veterans Park off Valleydale Road to honor all military members from Alabama killed in action in the War on Terror since 9/11 has hit a roadblock and sent the organizer looking for another location. For the past three years, Hoover resident and...

Robert B. Farmer

WORTHINGTON, Iowa — Robert B. Farmer, 90, of Worthington, Iowa passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Hawkeye Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa, the anniversary date of being wounded in combat. Visitation for Robert will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Reiff Funeral Home...
Nisqually Valley News

Cantwell Secures $1 Million Grant for Thurston County Workforce Development

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, announced a $1 million federal grant for the Lacey MakerSpace in Thurston County from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). Stakeholders will use the grant to purchase technical equipment and to train workers and business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, stated...

Reba Whittle Was The Only Female POW In The European Theater Of WWII

This is a story from WWII that, I feel safe in saying, most of you have never heard told. It is Reba Whittle’s story and is about as unique as they come. You see, she became the only female POW in the European Theater. I found out about her story on the website. Here it is.
Park Rapids Enterprise

Park Rapids nonprofit guides vets to the great outdoors

Mandatory Fun Outdoors (MFO), a Park Rapids nonprofit organization designed to get veterans and their families outdoors, was recently awarded a $20,000 grant. The grant from the Minnesota Veterans 4 Veterans Trust Fund (V4V), another nonprofit organization, will support programs for local veterans to hunt, fish, garden, mushroom hunt, dog sled, ride horseback and more.

Marlys Drinkwine

Marlys Janet (Running-Munroe) Drinkwine, age 98 of Menomonie Wi died on Thursday September 16, 2021, at The Neighbors of Dunn County. She was born February 17, 1923, in Downsville WI to Oscar and Emma (Bjornson) Running. Marlys grew up in the Downsville and Menomonie area. She graduated from Menomonie High School in 1941.
Baker City Herald

Raymond Howerton

Raymond Howerton, 74, of Baker City, died Sept 14, 2021, in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his loving friends and family. A celebration of his life will take place on Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Club, 2005 Valley Ave. in Baker City. Please join family and friends for food, drinks, a good time and story sharing.
Yankton Daily Press

Nearing A Cannabis Plan

Tuesday will be a big day for Yankton County’s efforts at building a legal framework for the production and sale of medicinal cannabis in the county. During Tuesday’s meeting of the Yankton County Commission, the board will consider agenda items pertaining to the zoning limitations and licensing of medical cannabis establishments.