Very few kids had cars back then, so when the basketball team went to state in 1962 and 1963, it was quite an event. A caravan of 13 school buses headed to Williams Arena, remembered Johnson and Hoffman as they finished each other's memories of days gone by. The fledgling boys hockey team was just taking to the ice outside at Washington Elementary School.
The trooper feared Wright may have been reaching for a weapon, and after repeated requests to Wright to show his hands, the trooper drew his weapon.
Running Free Lance was charged with felony assault and felony receiving stolen property May 18 in Carlton County Sixth District Court. According to the criminal complaint:
He explained why Memorial Day is important to him, telling of his longtime best friend's suicide two years ago, the day after Memorial Day. Crotteau and his friend, Ryan, served together about 20 years. Ryan came home physically fine, but struggled. The men were supposed to go to a meeting that morning and Ryan wasn't there.
> Schenk worked in Aircraft Control and Warning in the 707th AC and W in Grand Rapids, Minn., for one and a half years. They watched blips on a screen and asked the aircraft to announce who they were. If there wasn't an answer, two jets were sent up to check it out. Once when there was no response from the blip, the two jets were sent up and the three flocks of geese were probably as surprised as the pilots.
> "Music has had struggles at different levels over the years," said Buytaert, adding that he thinks the new electives are a great offering to students who would otherwise sit in a study hall. Cloquet cut its orchestra program in 2011, and no longer offers marching band. In related news, choir teacher John Holmstrom submitted his resignation letter, which the board accepted Monday. Holmstrom taught grades 7-12. <
Fluck was stationed overseas for 13 months in the Mekong Delta in southwestern Vietnam. He began as an infantryman but then began carrying radio. His job was to send in locations and call in a helicopter to carry out injured soldier soldiers. "I called in airstrikes, called in for support and called in to dust people off," said Fluck. He explained "dusting people off" meant to radio for a helicopter for injured soldiers to pick them up and bring them to a hospital.
> Keith served in the Air Force from 1967-1989 in communication and computer operations. He was first stationed in Turkey for a remote tour from 1967-1969. He did a short, three-week stint in Vietnam in 1973, then was sent to Thailand twice. The first time was 1973-1974, then he was immediately sent back 1974-1976. After Thailand Keith was stationed in Florida, where he met Reta through mutual friends. <
"The wall brings recognition to veterans in our area who have given so much and continue to give," said District 8 VFW Commander Richard Chasse of Cloquet. He said he is pleased with the finished look of the memorial and encourages residents to attend the dedication ceremony.
Wick was a patient in the rehabilitation center two years ago, after her car was T-boned in an accident on Highway 33. Due to the severity and number of her injuries, she spent two weeks in intensive care at Hennepin County Medical Center. "I was healing in 50 different ways," Wick said. After less than 24 hours at a facility in Duluth her family moved her to Inter-Faith, where she stayed from mid-March until mid-June 2015. Wick heaped praise on the care she received at Inter-Faith.