November 26, 2014
Local resident graduates from Army book camp
Army Pvt. Savannah M. Hovda has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
May 21, 2014
Randy Harrison emerged from the Vietnam War unscathed, but with a new appreciation for life
Randy Harrison is fascinated by history.
The well-read, 69-year-old Squak Mountain resident is especially interested in Homer’s “The Iliad.”
“Everybody knows about Achilles, Ajax, Agamemnon and Paris. All the characters you hear about,” Harrison said. “Every now and then, if you read Homer, there’s one guy mentioned, one soldier who did something, not the big characters.
July 16, 2013
Timber Ridge veteran shares his WWII adventures
As the former pilot of a B-17 bomber named “Pandemonium Reigns” during World War II, Robert Ploss has had his fair share of adventures.
The 91-year-old veteran and resident of Timber Ridge recalls his adventures and experiences through life with captivating style, and a knack for storytelling led him to start a monthly newsletter at Timber Ridge, which he calls “The Splinter.” In the newsletter, Ploss shares stories, jokes and poems.