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Jack Hooper points to the granite wall containing dates from the war

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Honor Flight Northland #7
John Grones/Publisher. July 22, 2014
 

McGregor resident Jack Hooper was one of 85 Minnesota and Wisconsin veterans to join the 7th Honor Flight Northland, recently. Honor Flight Jack brought back with him photos, memories and emotions that he will long remember.

The one-day trip included visits to the World War II Memorial, Arlington Cemetery and Iwo Jima Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial and the Korean Memorial.

The Korean Memorial left a lasting impression on Jack. He remarked on the the size of the bronze statues. “Each one had a different expression on their face,” he recalled. “It appeared as if they were concentrating and each of them carried something different – rifles, radios, etc.”

Jack served in the Air Force near the end of the Korean War. “I never thought I would ever get this opportunity to go there in any way, shape or ...

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Showmanship: Faye Bloom poses her rabbit Bee at the Aitkin County Fair. Faye begins by scrunching the bunny up into a little ball.

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Everyone enjoys the Fair
Aitkin MN. July 15, 2014
 

AITKIN, Minn.—The Aitkin County Fair draws people of all ages and this year took place July 9-12. A couple of highlights from this year’s fair included the showing of animals near the barnyard.

MaiKayla Collins and Heidi Kelley were busy showing their beef animals. MaiKayla and Heidi are both members of the Busy Beavers 4-H Club. MaiKayla is in her 13th year showing beef animals, while Heidi is in her fifth year.

Heidi entered two calves and a yearling this year. She also participated in the Games Show with her horse.

Heidi also talked about competing for a Minnesota State Fair trip. “Winning a trip is like the greatest feeling ever,” she shared.

Faye Bloom is also a member of the Busy Beavers 4-H club. Faye, along with other family members, came to the fair with 13 rabbits.

Faye explained a little bit about showing rabbits. “It is ...

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4th of July Fun

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Celebrating the 4th of July
Lucia Grones/Contributing Writer. July 8, 2014
 

Fun at the park: Twenty-three- month-old Cade Murphy enjoys the games in the park on the 4th of July in Brookston. The city celebration included a parade, children’s games, the annual egg toss and fireworks at night. For more photos taken at the Brookston 4th of July Celebration please pick up your copy of the Voyageur Press. ...

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