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On Jan. 14, the Ottawa County Commissioners recognized Ottawa County veteran William “Bill” Sorg, of American Legion Post 279, Elmore.
 
Sorg was drafted into the United States Army in March 1969. After training, he was deployed to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, with the 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Phan Thiet. On April 8, 1970, during a patrol on Hill #74, his squad was attacked and nine soldiers, including Sorg were injured.
 
He participated in four combat missions during his time in theater. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (four bronze stars), Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (two) and Combat Infantry Badge.

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On January 22, 45 students from Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School participated in March for Life, the annual march at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., that supports the right to life.

This is the fourth year students from Stritch have participated in the march. Sophomores, juniors and seniors who participate in Teens for Life at Stritch were eligible to make the Jan. 21-23 trip to the nation’s capital, and each year the number of students who want to attend the event has increased.

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Oregon’s Parks & Recreation Committee met Jan. 21 to hear about the needs of seniors in the community, and which services might be funded by the $250,000 revenue expected this year from the senior levy passed last fall.

City Administrator Mike Beazley said Mayor Mike Seferian, Councilman Terry Reeves, chairman of the committee, and council will be putting together a committee to make recommendations on which services may be funded by levy dollars “with appropriate oversight.”

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Long time Cardinal Stritch Catholic administrator Tim Mahoney joined graduates William M. Pasztor, Jr. (1965) and Phillip C. Skeldon, Jr. (1980) as inductees into the school’s hall of fame.

A banquet was held before the holidays with Stritch President Rev. Eric P. Schild providing prayer and a thank you, welcome remarks by Vice President of Advancement Kevin Parkins, remarks from Athletic Director Craig Meinzer, and Parkins emceed the induction ceremony.

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The owner of Tank’s Meats in Elmore said he wanted to be pro-active in issuing a voluntary recall of a dried sausage product that may be contaminated with bacillus cereus.

Kurt Amstutz said landjaegers produced on or before Jan. 9 and sold to retail outlets are being recalled as a precautionary measure.

“We wanted to get all the product off the shelves that we could or out of the places we could immediately and then address the issue,” he said. “In hindsight it seems like a lot for one confirmed case but better to be safe than sorry.”

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