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Great Bend Tribune

Johnnie Lee Powell 1953 - 2021

SEWARD — Johnnie Lee Powell, age 67, passed away on Oct. 13, 2021 at the Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kan. He was born on Dec. 9, 1953 at Great Bend, Kan., the son of LeRoy and Lorine (Busick) Powell. He was a self-employed auto mechanic and resident of Seward since 2000.
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Ready for battle (sort of): Perrysburg's iconic cannons return to Riverside Park

Perrysburg employee Craig Hufford spent the past six months or so molding history with his bare hands. And on Saturday, the fruits of his labor were unveiled for all to see. The building maintenance technician has had his hands in making and repairing a lot of items throughout the city, but earlier this year he was tasked with creating the new carriage and wheels to hold the refurbished Riverside Park cannons, which are replicas of the ones on the USS Constitution — the 1812 warship nicknamed “Old Ironsides” that was active in the Battle of 1812.
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Refurbished Perrysburg replica cannons unveiled

PERRYSBURG, Ohio — PERRYSBURG, Ohio - After a few months away, the USS Constitution replica cannons were unveiled with a new look at the city's rededication ceremony Saturday. City leaders, veterans from the American Legion Post 28, and community members attended the late morning ceremony at Riverside Park to showcase the cannons.

American Legion Post 40 building reopens after facing three catastrophes

SOCASTEE, S.C. (WMBF) - A reopening years in the making, the American Legion Post 40 welcomed back its members Saturday afternoon to a brand new building. The old building suffered major flooding when Hurricane Mathew passed through the Grand Strand five years ago. While recovering from the flooding, the building...

Andy Griffith’s Thelma Lou actress passes away at 95

The actress famous for portraying Thelma Lou on the “Andy Griffith Show” passed away. Betty Lynn, 95, the TV, radio and movie star who performed for American soldiers in war zones in Southeast Asia during WWII, passed away Saturday after a brief illness. “Betty’s performances as Thelma Lou and in...
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Betty Lynn, who played Thelma Lou on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 95

The actress famous for portraying Thelma Lou on "The Andy Griffith Show” has died. Betty Lynn, 95, the TV, radio and movie star who performed for American soldiers in war zones in Southeast Asia during WWII, died Saturday after a brief illness. “Betty’s performances as Thelma Lou and in other...

2021 Trick-or-Treat in Olympia and throughout Thurston County

Goblins, ghosts and witches! It’s time to get out your scariest, silliest, cutest or most original costume on and collect some candy! Even if you don’t live in a neighborhood that is good for trick-or-treating, your kids don’t have to miss out: there are plenty of places to trick-or-treat in your area. Look for teal pumpkins that denote allergy-friendly treats and remember to pack our umbrella, just in case. You don’t have to wait for Halloween night, there are tons of events leading up the big day too. Here are places to trick-or-treat in Olympia and throughout Thurston County.

Thomas Michael Walsh, Sr. – October 12, 2021

Thomas Michael Walsh Sr, 81 of Oswego died Tuesday October 12, 2021 in the Albany Medical Center. Tom was born in Astoria Queens, NY the son of the late Bernard and Eileen (Burns) Walsh. Tom was employed with the Enterprise Association of the Steamfitters with Local # 638 Long Island...
Chanute Tribune

James W. Woods 1932-2021

James W. Woods, 89, of Chanute passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. James was born on January 18, 1932 in New Albany, KS, the son of John and Thelma (Rothgeb) Woods. James grew up in New Albany and upon graduation of high school was drafted into the United States Navy, where he honorably served in the Korean War. After returning home from Korea, James went to college and ultimately received a Master’s in education from Fort Hays State University, while also playing in the KOM baseball league in Iola. Coach, as James was referred to, dedicated his life to education, teaching and coaching in Gove, Canton and Chanute. Coach helped start the wrestling program at Chanute High School, coached football for many years and began FCA at CHS.

Hereford Crossroads, Bassett Nebraska

Hereford Crossroads is a reception held each year for current and former Hereford breeders and cattle producers to get together and talk about their cattle. Years ago Tom Sellman called the event a “Hereford family reunion.”. This year the annual event was held in Bassett, Nebraska at the American Legion....

Pink Bra Hoorah raises $5,000

The American Legion held a motorcycle ride around the peninsula of Guntersville last weekend called “The Pink Bra Hoorah.”. It was successful beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. “We raised $5,000,” said Sonja Muir of the Legion. “We are super excited about it.”. The money will go towards local breast cancer awareness...
Sheridan Press

Polka club continues piece of local heritage

SHERIDAN — On Oct. 17, visitors to the American Legion at 137 N. Brooks St. will see members of the Big Horn Mountain Polka Club enjoying food, music and traditional polka dance. The event will start at 1 p.m. and continue to 5 p.m. A lunch will be provided as...

Manzella seeks sixth term in Portland

PORTLAND — Rick Manzella is seeking his sixth term as councilman for the town. He is endorsed by the Republican and Conservative parties. A lifelong resident of Portland and fourth generation grape farmer, he resides on the family farm. Laura, his wife of 42 years passed last year. They have five children: Kevin, Karen, Kathie, Lee, who passed in 2019, and Susan, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Baseball field to be upgraded, with help of town grant

MALONE — An allocation of COVID-19 relief funds from the town will help upgrade a local baseball field, and community members thanked town officials for their support at a board meeting Wednesday evening. The town recently provided $76,000, to the American Legion to get improvements at Veteran’s Field underway. This...