OH LOOK! A SHINY THING Chair Auction Raises Cash for Honor Flight Southwest Minnesota
The chair auction went extremely well this year and we raised $3,011 for the Southwest Minnesota Honor Flight! The Globe's going to kick in extra, so the total amount of the donation will be $4,000! T... Posted on 6/12/10 at 12:59 PM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT More than words can say
Now that I've finished the last of eight stories for the special Southwest Minnesota Honor Flight edition that publishes on Saturday, I finally have time to sit down and reflect on the last several da... Posted on 5/5/10 at 4:44 PM
STAFF BLOG LAGNIAPPE I'm NOT taking the plunge
In my 20-plus years here at the Daily Globe, I’ve covered a lot of unusual events, but I’m pretty sure that Saturday’s Deep Freeze Dip will stick out in my memories some day when I r... Posted on 1/25/10 at 5:00 AM
Jackson man served aboard a wooden minesweeper in WWII
JACKSON — Don Nielsen graduated from Jackson High School in the spring of 1941, and by the end of that year, Japan had led an assault on America with the bombing at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to spark America’s involvement in the Second World War.
Sikma, son of WWI vet, had siblings in WWII, Korea and Vietnam
BIGELOW — When the war broke out on two fronts in December 1941, John Sikma was working alongside his dad on their family farm east of Ocheyedan, Iowa. He was the oldest of eight kids, seven of which were boys, and hadn’t seen much outside of farming in his first 20 years.
More than 60 jumpers raise funds for Honor Flight SWMN
WORTHINGTON — Six days ago, Southwest Minnesota Honor Flight executive committee president Terrie Gulden said the group was $50,000 away from financing the third flight of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C.
And then came Saturday.
WORTHINGTON — The morning crew at US 104 is once again seeking people to take a dip in the frigid waters of Lake Okabena to help support local World War II heroes embarking on Honor Flight Southwest Minnesota.
My brother-in-law, Nickolas Reiter of Sioux Falls, served in the army in Italy and areas and just got home from the Honor Flight. He was excited by the trip and has opened up to his family of his service time.
LUVERNE — Fantastic, real good, great and awesome.
Those were the words of World War II veterans reacting to the special presentation of the Pioneer Public Television documentary on the inaugural Honor Flight Southwest Minnesota Saturday morning at the Historic Palace Theatre in Luverne.
The Daily Globe is seeking photos from veterans and guardians who went on the Honor Flight to post on its website. To submit photos, e-mail them in jpeg format or send a link to Kari Lucin at email@example.com.
WASHINGTON — Some veterans were lucky enough to be accompanied by family members on their Honor Flight trip. Some insisted on it.
But for one guardian, the event was twice as nice after both her grandfathers were allotted places on the journey.
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