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Genoa native finding life in Alaska is adventurous
Written by Mark Griffin   
Thursday, 09 April 2009 13:40

Genoa native Evelyn Wakulenko has been living in Anchorage, Alaska, for 11 years, and she wouldn't have it any other way.

"I love the mountains and the ocean," said Wakulenko (pronounced Walk-a-link-o).

"It's a little more adventurous style of living. I like being close to the outdoors and I like the distance from the chaos of the lower 48 (states). We don't have any billboards here, which I really appreciate.

 
Oregon buys Tschann property for passive park
Written by Kelly Kaczala   
Friday, 03 April 2009 09:00

Oregon City Council last month voted 4-3 to purchase a 15 acre parcel off Pickle Road for a passive park.
 
The city bought the property, at 3521 Pickle Road, from George and Carrie Tschann for $195,000.
 
Councilmen Terry Reeves, Mike Sheehy, Clint Wasserman, and James Seaman voted in favor of the purchase. Councilmen Jerry Peach, Bill Myers, and Mike Seferian were opposed.

 
Oregon man continues effort to get brother Purple Heart
Written by Mark Griffin   
Friday, 03 April 2009 07:58

Bill Clarke never served in the military, but he has boxes full of World War II memorabilia.

Clarke’s brother, Richard, was 23 — 10 years older than Bill — in 1944. The Clarke family had moved from Toledo to New Mexico by then, and Richard had joined the National Guard after graduating from high school. He left the National Guard for the Army Air Corps.

Richard was being trained to be a bombardier when he was sent overseas to fight the Japanese, but he never made it home.

 
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