War still haunts 90-year-old veteran

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Ralph Kramer of Watkins is preparing for two big events in the coming days. One is moving into Gardenview Apartments from his townhome across the way where he has lived for the past five years. Kramer was diagnosed with prostate cancer seven years ago, but denied treatment then because of…

Veterans Day 2018
Hilltop Health Care Center held a Veterans Day program for its residents and their families Sunday afternoon, Nov. 11. Seated (front row) are John “Jack” Werner, George Pfeffer, Joe Nistler, Val Riley, Fr. Richard Gross, George Kummet, Merlin Stelton, Wayne Paulson, and Alfred Holstad. In the back row, mostly local veterans who helped to put…
Lawrence Huschle, 94


Lawrence Huschle, formerly of Eden Valley, died peacefully Wednesday, July 2, 2015, at Cherrywood of Richmond. He was 94.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 6, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley with Rev. Jerome Naduvathaniyil OSB officiating. Burial will be with full military honors at St. Peter?Äôs Cemetery in Eden Valley. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services Monday, both at the church. Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

A ‘thank you’ and a tribute to veterans

From the Tri-County News Nov. 16, 2000.

In April of 1917, the first of Kimball?Äôs young men to enlist in the First World War were George Adkins, John Spaulding, and Roger Clay. Before the war was over, the Kimball area had contributed about 75 men to active service. By 1918, everyone at home here was busy contributing everything possible to the war effort. A unit of ?Äú4 Minute Men?Äô was organized here and they were addressing every public gathering. Committees were at work faithfully to place Liberty Loan allotments, solicited through Red Cross memberships and welfare agency contributions. The Village Hall was not used in the winter of 1918 in order to conserve fuel.