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        According to the members of the Oregon’s Dunberger American Legion Post 537 Color Guard, one poem says it all.

        Lawrence Vaincourt’s classic “Just a Common Soldier” is commonly referred to as “A Veteran Died Today” or “A Soldier Died Today.” It was first published in his 1987 Remembrance Day newspaper column, but for the purpose of Dunberger’s Color Guard, “A Veteran Died Today” best serves the purpose.

        Since 1991, award winning Roberts Auto Restoration has been a staple in East Toledo, restoring hot rods and classic cars for clients who like to show them off at showcases around the country. 

        It’s a hobby that turned into a business for Garey Roberts and his son, Kevin. They have restored and fixed automobiles while creating a presence that extends far beyond Northwest Ohio. You’ve seen these type of men go to work on cable television’s classic car shows, and here’s one in our own backyard.

Started in 1868 by Ohio settler Washington Gordon, this year Gordon Lumber celebrates 150 years of building communities throughout Ohio and Michigan.

From the small sawmill built 15 decades ago by Gordon in Oak Harbor, the company now has seven locations employing 120 people and servicing 3,500 customers.

        The American Legion, an organization created by an act of Congress in 1919 and which spearheaded the original GI Bill for veterans returning from World War II in the 1940s, has seen its national membership dwindle to 2.4 million, down from 2.7 million a decade ago and 3.1 million 20 years ago.

        At Oregon’s Christ Dunberger American Legion Post 537, just two World War II veterans remain and one Korean vet, Bud Shanks, is approaching 90 years old.

         Friends of Lucas County Dogs in conjunction with the Lucas County Auditor’s Office, Lucas County Canine Care and Control and the Huntington Center have created a promotion to increase the number of dog licenses sold. 

        Dog owners who buy licenses are automatically entered to win tickets to concerts and events through May as part of the promotion.

        The effort was initiated with the assistance of a generous community member, to increase the number of dogs licensed in Lucas County. 

        “A local citizen came to us wanting to donate towards the tickets to increase the licenses sold in the county,” said Tina Duckworth, vice president of the non-profit group Friends of Lucas County Dogs, which supplements the services of the Lucas County Canine Care & Control.

        “We were able to purchase the tickets, partner with the auditor and the commissioners and do this promotion,” she said.

 

 

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