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July 18, 2018
Dianna Schwenke of Nevis is the little girl pictured in this photo from the May 1944 "Woman's Home Companion" magazine. Her mother, Elise Duncan, wore her best dress for the occasion as she posed in the basement where the bounty of her victory garden was stored. The magazine will be on display, along with many other items, at the World War II program at First Lutheran in Akeley on Saturday, July 21.
Veterans and victory gardens: World War II program July 21 in Akeley
July 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
September 20, 2017
In their forthcoming book, "Little Minnesota in World War II," Deane and Jill Johnson share the heroism and history of 140 men from tiny towns who gave their lives.  (Shannon Geisen/Enterprise)
Johnsons’ book honors brave men from smallest, rural towns
September 20, 2017 - 9:00am
March 29, 2017
Reino "Ray" Paananen, alongside wife Lillian, is presented with a plaque by Willie Davis of the Menahga Color Guard, making Ray an honorary member of the Color Guard during his 100th birthday party Saturday at Rose Haven in Menahga. (Photos by Kevin Cederstrom/Enterprise)
Local veteran turns 100 and honored for military service
March 29, 2017 - 6:24pm
January 23, 2016
Robert Wallick, Darlene’s husband, received the above telegram from his parents about the death of his eldest brother, John. “I got chills when I read the telegram,” said librarian Jodi Schultz. “At first, I thought this was the actual piece of paper that a mother held in her hand as she discovered that her worst fear had become reality.” The photo is of U.S. Army Corporal Arizona Perkins, John Wallick’s best friend.
Historical treasure: World War II documents discovered in a donated library book
January 23, 2016 - 8:31am
November 9, 2014
Author Paul Sailer presents his book to  the Saint-Thierry mayor, with the witness to the WWII crash 70 years ago looking on. (Submitted photo)
Beerbower commemorated in 70th anniversary ceremony
November 9, 2014 - 9:11am