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Deep in lower Bavaria, Germany, where farmland gives way to the foothills of the Alps, a Schawerfreitag or Friday-born child came into the world on Friday, May 21, 1909. She was given the name Berta Hummel.

An ancient German folklore states that those born on Friday will be gifted with vivid imaginations and a tendency to be very artistic and creative.

        Once Harbor View residents decided to turn their holiday celebration into an open house, it became a community affair, drawing about 70 guests.

        We’re talking participation from nearly every neighborhood along the shoreline, including Oregon, got involved in the Christmas open house at the Harbor View Historical Society museum.

        “It just went off the grid,” said retired U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer Mike Joseph, a Harbor View resident. “I’ve never seen that many people in the facility before. Every inch had people visiting and crafts, and, oh my Gosh, they really did a nice job of pushing this event. The Christmas carolers who came up pushed it over the top.”

U.S. Army Private First Class Leo Joseph Duquette was put to rest with full military rites and an honor salute by local military and veterans organizations at the Lake Township Cemetery on Saturday, December 15.

What is exceptionally unusual about this military funeral was that Duquette’s death likely occurred about 70 years ago — during the Korean War.

Ruth Ann Teppler wants to tell anyone searching for a family member who is missing in action from any war or conflict, don’t give up hope — even if it happened generations ago.

She and her siblings waited nearly 70 years for the remains of their brother, U.S. Army Private First Class Leo Duquette, to be identified. A Waite graduate, he went missing during the Korean War.

        Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed what they say is “a clear, understandable, and implementable definition” of “waters of the United States” that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act.

        Unlike the Obama administration's 2015 definition of “waters of the United States,” the proposal contains a straightforward definition that would result in significant cost savings, protect the nation’s navigable waters, help sustain economic growth, and reduce barriers to business development.

 

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