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Today's Features

  • My 2-part series has been expanded to four parts. In the first two parts of this narrative, I have described my wonder, as a young Marine second lieutenant, upon visiting the East Coast for the first time.

    Upon my completion of officer training and indoctrination at the Marine Basic School in the Philadelphia Navy Yard in May 1938, I traveled to my next duty station, the USS Tennessee, a battleship then anchored off its home port, San Pedro, Calif.

  • Combat is the primary challenge of a Marine, but there are many days when fighting is far from the primary agenda.

    In the first days of a 30-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps, I was dispatched to the Marine Officers Basic School at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, my first trip east from my home in Washington state.

    I got a chance to learn much, and for five years I recorded these memories in a journal that now is part of the Filson Historical Society.

  • Combat is the primary challenge of a Marine, in fact the raison d’etre of any fighting service, but there are long periods of conditioning and training between battles, providing opportunities for new experiences, many unique to those in the military.

    As an honor graduate of the University of Washington’s Army ROTC program, I was offered a commission as a second lieutenant in the regular U.S. Marine Corps, effective July 1, 1937, a week before my 21st birthday. However, approval of military commissions that year were delayed in the Senate.

  • John P. Gramig has enrolled in the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at Eastern Kentucky University. Upon graduation and completion of ROTC Military Science courses at the host university, the cadet receives a bachelor's degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

  • Logan A. Forresthas enrolled in the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at Eastern Kentucky University. Upon graduation and completion of ROTC Military Science courses at the host university, the cadet receives a bachelor's degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

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  • David and Kimberly Munsterman of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Michelle Munsterman of Lexington, to Alexander Flynn Workman of Brooks. He is the son of Tina Sage of Brooks and Curtis Workman of Groveport, Ohio.

    The wedding will take place on June 13, 2015 in Pewee Valley.

  • Noel and Julie Scholl of Waddy announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Elizabeth Scholl to Cody Nathaniel Bowen. He is the son of Charles and Lisa Bowen of Wheelersburg, Ohio.

    The wedding will be in May 2015 in a private ceremony in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

  • Peggy’s Posse Relay for Life team is calling all heroes.

    The fundraising squad for the annual cancer benefit will host the 4th annual Shelby County Relay for Life Pageant at Shelby Christian Church at 11 a.m. on May 16, with all proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life in honor of Peggy Tschauner, who passed away last February. The pageant is open to all counties.