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Thu
23
Apr

Local Man An Example of the Enduring Legacy of the GI Bill

By ELAINE THOMAS
 
Otto L. Fuchs Jr. of Carmine was serving in the U.S. Army on the frontlines in Europe during World War II when he heard about something called the GI Bill of Rights. Right away, he recognized the program offered the exact opportunity he was seeking.
 
Thu
23
Apr

For $1 Lease, Old Hospital Could Get Two New Tenants

By REGINA KEILERS & LARRY JACKSON
 
Ever since it was donated to the La Grange school district back in December 2005, most of the old Fayette Memorial Hospital has sat empty and deteriorating. Now there’s a proposal to return the unused portion of the building to community health care.
 
Mon
20
Apr

Tannich-Brovec Reunion Held in Weimar

The 49th Tannich-Brovec Reunion was held on March 1 at the New Bielau Hall south of Weimar. There were thirty-three people in attendance. New faces were welcomed. Some were disappointed that some old faces were not there. After a blessing by Lee Roy Petersen, all enjoyed a delicious potluck lunch.
 
Mon
20
Apr

Schulenburg Veteran Rescues Man

By ANDY BEHLEN
 
A New Wave Communications worker fell from a stepladder in Schulenburg on Tuesday, April 7 and suffered serious injuries. Schulenburg Police Chief Troy Brenek identified the worker as Robert Dudley. The accident happened around noon near the Schulenburg Civic Center on Hillje Avenue.
 

 

Mon
20
Apr

It’s Snake Season

By H.H. HOWZE
 
Snakes and snake stories are on the move. Below are two first-hand accounts: • On April 8 about 3:30 p.m., while working in her flowerbed, Joyce Matthijetz of Winchester (mother of FCR staffer Becky Wiese) was bitten near the tip of her right ring finger by a small copperhead about the diameter of her pinky finger. Many victims experience intense pain, but she did not.

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Mon
20
Apr

Lightning Likely Sparked Massive House Fire Sunday

By JEFF WICK
 
The home of Ronnie and Bonnie Schielack of La Grange sustained significant damage from an early morning fire Sunday morning believed to have been started by lightning. “At least 50-percent of the home burned and much of the rest was damaged,” said La Grange Fire Chief Frank Menefee, who along with 14 La Grange firefighters battled the blaze.

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Thu
16
Apr

La Grange Relay for Life to be Held Here April 25

The 2015 Relay For Life event in La Grange will take place April 25 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Leopard Stadium. This year’s
theme is “Round Up Cancer.” Survivors and caretakers who have registered will be honored with a special meal on Tuesday, April 21, at the fellowship hall of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
 
 
Thu
16
Apr

City Trying to Move Forward After Archives Controversy

By JEFF WICK
In the aftermath of the disposal of decades of old newspaper from the Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives – a decision that has sparked lots of local controversy – city staff provided a letter to members of the La Grange city council Monday
regarding “steps we are taking moving forward.”
 
 
Thu
16
Apr

‘Our Community Will Sorely Miss Him’

By JEFF WICK
When former district judge Dan Beck died Sunday night at home after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease at the age of 70, Fayette County lost one of its most important leaders. “Dan was an institution,” said Fayette County Judge Ed Janecka. “He served the county in so many capacities. His leadership will be sorely missed.
 
Thu
16
Apr

Lightning Monday Sparks Oil Tank Fire

Lightning struck a large oil storage tank outside La Grange Monday morning and ignited a fire. La Grange volunteer firefighters were called out at 6:12 a.m. Monday to 4816 FM 2145 to the Willie Taylor estate, where the center tank of three oil storage tanks owned by Entervest Operations LLC was on fire.
 

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