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Thu
10
Nov

Raeker relives Coast Guard memories

Melrose John “Clarey” Raeker was used to Minnesota’s harsh winters. But even they didn’t compare with the severity of weather in the mid-1940s aboard the USS Spencer sailing in the Altantic and Pacifi c oceans during World War II, as Raeker, a Coast Guardsman, kept an eye out for German submarines. Torpedo fi rings were common occurances as Spencer guardsmen protected convoys sailing the seas during Raeker’s almost three years aboard this ship, the Coast Guard’s largest cutter. Although it’s been 70 years, many military memories remain fresh in Raeker’s 93-year-old mind as he reminisces recently about his long life.

 

Thu
10
Nov

World War II veteran reminisces about long life

Raeker relives Coast Guard memories

by Carol Moorman, Staff Writer

 

Melrose–John “Clarey” Raeker was used to

Minnesota’s harsh winters. But even they didn’t compare

with the severity of weather in the mid-1940s

aboard the USS Spencer sailing in the Altantic and

Wed
09
Nov

Melrose School Board


Elected to the Melrose Area Public School District Board were (from left) Pat Heller, Lee Uphoff, Kris Winter and Randall G. Dufner.

Melrose-According to the unofficial results, released at 11:45 p.m. Nov. 8 from the Secretary of State, the following were the results of the vote for the Melrose Area Public School District 740

Voters were asked to elect four people for the board.

Pat Heller (incumbent)         2819

Lee Uphoff                               2421

Kris Winter (incumbent)       2385

Randall G. Dufner (incumbent) 2281

Patrick Schad (incumbent     2107

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Thu
03
Nov

Barn to battlefield and back

Christenson returns to farm

after serving in National Guard

 

by Jenn Janak, Staff Writer

 

Wed
02
Nov

Holiday Craft & Bake Sale

Thu
27
Oct

PROUD PUMPKIN PALS

By Carol Moorman,
Staff Writer

Rural Spring HillKit the cat jumped from one giant pumpkin to another as the sun started to set early Thursday evening, which made Eric and Daniel Sundermann smile, as

their dad, Tony, watched. The pumpkins are the young boys’ pride and joy, because the pumpkins were grown for them. They helped their parents, Rhonda and Tony, tend to and pick pumpkins in a patch at their rural Spring Hill home. Probably more importantly to Eric, 7; and Daniel, 4, was what they did with the pumpkins after they were removed from the pumpkin patch.

 

Wed
26
Oct

Candidates touch on issues

Candidates touch on issues...To read the rest of this story, please read the Beacon "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

Wed
26
Oct

Having fun during World Service Project

New Munich Lions serve seniors ....To read the rest of this story, please read the Beacon "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

 
Wed
26
Oct

Congressman Peterson tours 400 Block

Congressman Peterson tours 400 Block...To read the rest of this story, please read the Beacon "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

Sat
22
Oct

Congressman's visit


Among those viewing the fire damaged area in the 400 block of Melrose’s Main Street on Saturday were (from left) Mayor Joe Finken, U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson, City Administrator Mike Brethhorst, and property owners Chad Middendorf and Lisa Illies.

Congressman Collin Peterson and his aide Toni Merdan visited Melrose Saturday and toured the burned portion of 400 block on Melrose ‘s Main Street Saturday. They visited with property owners and city officials and work the needed to be done and possible assistance.

More information appears in the Oct. 26 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

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