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A little too close to home: Dozens of visitors to the Arizona Memorial gathered in the site's theater to watch an introductory video documenting the terrifying moments when the Japanese bombed Pear... [Read More]
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The newspapers gave us Pearl Harbor-sized headlines telling us that we had a new tax law. [Read More]
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Anna Mae Hays joined the Army Nurse Corps after the attack on Pearl Harbor. She served in World War II, Korea and in the early years of the Vietnam Wa ... [Read More]
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The Hawaii-based destroyer had been slated to sail from its home port to join the Carl Vinson Strike Group for deployment in the Western Pacific. [Read More]
Almost 100 years ago, World War I was coming to a close. In the years that followed, Americans witnessed the Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars, President John F. Kennedy's assassination, the Gulf War, the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and so much more. The years have had ups and downs, but for the members of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cornell, there has been a constant during that century — their house of worship. Beginning on Jan. 23, 1918, St. John's in Cornell began with eight families, and the Rev.... [Read More]
Longtime Borger resident, W.C. "Governor" White passed away on January 8, 2018. White was a well known face in the community, mainly among Golden Plains Community Hospital staff, where he volunteered his time for many years. Dacia Valentine works at GPCH and knew White from his volunteer time at the hospital. "He greeted people at Golden Plains for over 30 years," says Valentine."He loved to buy out all the purses in the gift shop and then hand them out to different people. He had a heart of gold, but don't take his steal his seat in the lunch room... [Read More]
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A quintet of New Iberia Senior High School choir students have earned its spot singing for the nation aboard the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor. All that remains now is... [Read More]
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Joe Triolo (left) greets well-wishers young and old at the Dec. 7, 2017 Pearl Harbor remembrance event held in the Prairie Lakes Theater in Des Plaines. (Tom Robb/Journal photo) Joe Triolo, the last surviving member of the Northern Illinois Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors group who attended all past Pearl Harbor observances in Des Plaines, died on Thursday morning, Jan. 11 at his home in Zion. He would have turned 98 in March. Mr. Triolo, who was a teacher after serving for many years in the U.S. Navy, worked and lived in the North Chicago area. Rick Miller,... [Read More]
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Chicago lost a hero Thursday, as Navy veteran Joseph Triolo died at his home in Zion. [Read More]
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Betsy Noyes of Damariscotta was the eight-year-old daughter of a naval officer and at Pearl Harbor the morning of the attack. She and a friend went out early to walk their dolls in carriages. Part of the first wave of Japanese planes flew over her house less than two miles from Ford Island. "I don't know how high they were, but we could see the pilots faces," she told NEWS CENTER. [Read More]
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Betsy Noyes of Damariscotta was the eight-year-old daughter of a naval officer and at Pearl Harbor the morning of the attack. [Read More]
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It took some time for local artist Robert Iwamasa to create his most recent exhibit, "A Wonderful Line," on display at Creative 360 in Midland. "The exhibit is about many paintings that I did over a period of about the last three years which focuses on line as a means to express my thoughts and feelings that I had at the time I did them," he said. The pieces were created with acrylic paint on canvases that he made, and then placed in frames that he also fashioned. Iwamasa was born in California and raised by... [Read More]
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Retired Air Force pilot Col. Robert Thacker, a 99-year-old survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and an American military aviation pioneer, is recuperating at his San Clemente home after being struck by a car Dec. 17. He returned home on Sunday, Jan. 7, from Mission Hospital after a three-week stay, thanking the doctors... [Read More]
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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Soldiers and Sailors worked diligently loading vehicles, trailers and helicopters aboard a Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off (LMSR) vessel, here, Jan. 2-6, in preparation for a Joint Readiness Training Cent... [Read More]
Bill Slater, Lake County's last known survivor of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, will be honored in Lakeport at noon Sunday. [Read More]
Bill Slater, Lake County's last known survivor of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, will be honored in Lakeport at noon Sunday. [Read More]
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Rosary High School senior Camryn Streid, daughter of Robbyn and Gene Streid of Elburn, was presented with the Brattin Civic Youth Award at the annual Pearl Harbor Day Luncheon on Dec. 4 in Aurora, the school announced in a news release. [Read More]
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What assurance is there that any US military attack on the DPRK will not provoke a peninsular war, as if proportional response was a logical expectation... U.S. officials are mulling the possibility of launching a military strike against North... [Read More]
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The newspapers gave us PEARL HARBOR sized headlines telling us that we had a new tax law. In the fine print, it said that the new law would generate a $1 trillion deficit. It was Everett Dirksen, iconic Senator from Illinois who famously said, “A million here and a million there, and the first thing you know it will run into real money.” Dirksen had other things to say that were quote worthy as well. “I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first is to be... [Read More]
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The USS Michael Murphy will join the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson Strike Group on its current deployment. [Read More]
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