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26 May 19

Before the Greatest Generation went off to war to save Western Civilization, they survived the Great Depression and played and followed high school football. How big was high school football in 1939 when the nation was on the cusp of WWII? It was so big that Paul Brown was a high school coach in Ohio […]

24 May 19
Journeys of a Bent Mind

In the summer of 1961 Barbara and I went to Japan with a group of students from the Wesley Foundation Methodist Student Center at the University of California in Berkeley, California. This was a joint international work project with a similar companion group of Japanese Christian students from the Kansei Gakuin University in Tokyo.

24 May 19

(Provided to Lake Mills Leader for a feature in special graduation insert published in the 5/23/2019 edition of the newspaper.) This year Lakeside Lutheran High School theme celebrated “Decades of Faithfulness,” recognizing the completion of 60 years of education. During the summer of 2018, students kept busy. For the 16th year, the girls track team were […]

23 May 19
This Custom Life

I’ve been to San Diego a number of times over the years, but my husband Craig never had. So when we found ourselves with a spare couple of days while we were recently in Los Angeles, we decided to drive down. We had a blast exploring the city and surrounding areas. If you’re looking to […]

23 May 19
PoliceAuctions.com Blog

John H. Knott was an American baseball player also known as Jack Knott.

23 May 19

011 Find Xbox 360 game reviews, news, trailers, movies, previews, walkthroughs and more here at GameSpot. Download and play the Top World War Plane Games for PC, Windows. Relive key moments of World War 1 and 2 through the eyes of a fighter pilot with these arcade plane Developed by Ubisoft’s Romania studio, Blazing Angels […]

22 May 19

                                                            Kelli Yakabu – Co-chair I received my B.A. in English and American Ethnic Studies with a minor in French from UW in 2017. I had […]

22 May 19
Red Bluff Daily News
In last week’s column, I wrote about Little League and the year, 1955, it came to Corning. Surprisingly, at least two readers found the column to be interesting; so, for the two readers who let me know that they enjoyed reading about Corning Little League, the first part of today’s column is for you. If you need catching up, information in last week’s column as well as this one is unabashedly stolen from Pat Smith, the author of “Corning Little League–The Early Years.” Pat is a broken down old ball player who loves the sport of baseball and loves his hometown even more; that is just about as good as it gets. In last week’s column I wrote about Corning’s “boys of summer” who played baseball in the inaugural season of 1955. Today I would only add a postscript about a Paskenta team that joined the league in 1956. In season number two, a team from Paskenta, mostly made up of hayseed, rough and tumble country boys, joined the Corning Little League. Coached by Jay Hartline and managed by Ashley Morrell, the team included such players as Bill Hartline, Walt Kafader, Dick Crooker, Barry Morrell and Russ McKeehan, who all enjoyed successful baseball careers at the high school and college levels. In what was to be the first Corning Little League dynasty, the Paskenta Little League Team went undefeated in1956 and 1957. As a member of an American Legion baseball championship team in 1963, I was fortunate to be a teammate of Hartline, Morrell, Crooker and McKeehan; good guys one and all. I think the best way for me to explain the impact and importance that baseball played in my generation is to share the thoughts of several of those who played in Corning’s Little League of 1955-56. “I loved it, still talk about it with old players.” Fred White, ’55 Yankees. “The organizations had great foresight, and I admire them for their accomplishment. It was the first major community youth activity since WWII. We had a dairy farm in Flournoy. We milked cows first, and then Dad and I went to practice 15 miles one way”. Rich Heyne, ‘55 Dodgers. “Big activity for the city, happy to be a part. It was enjoyable. We had a party at A. Houghton’s after the season.” Mike Shannon ’55 Indians. “I loved Rudy Heyne and Sam Vanella coaching. They knew what they were doing. I used to borrow Jim Morris’ glove. It was a lot better than mine. I am glad we had Hayne. I did not want to hit against him. I used the Duke Snider model bat. It just felt right.” Perry Biswell, ’55 Dodgers. “I couldn’t hit real well, but I had the catching job figured out.” Andy Houghton, ’55 Indians. “At that time, it was the best thing that ever happened to Corning.” Dale Ellis, ’55 Yankees. “I was really excited about the whole thing. We rode cars and trucks to the ball park that opening day parade.” Mike Develter, ‘55 Giants. “We were scared in that first game in Corning in front of all those people.” Mike Garrett,’56 Braves. “I played until I was 14. I was small, and nobody checked birth certificates back then.” Bogey Henderson, ’56 Braves. “One time my dad asked H. R. Crane to help out with the team. He gave him $500 cash and said, ‘You need anymore, let me know.’ My dad (Jay) was tough. We practiced a lot. He wanted to get it right.” Billy Hartline, ’56 Braves. “My mom sometimes packed picnic lunches on the weekends. We knew the boys were practicing and we were going to the ball park”. Patricia Hartline, fan. “We had a lot of holes in our backstop screen in Paskenta, and Hartline hit a foul ball that went through and hit Mom in the mouth. It seemed like everyone in Paskenta went to those games.” Fred McGee, ’56 Tigers. “My folks were poor in those days. I was playing in an old ragged pair of sneakers, and Mrs. Wealthy Rodgers bought me a new pair of shoes with my parents’ okay.” Layton Rhodes, ’56 Tigers. “In Paskenta, we went swimming and played baseball. That’s what we did out there.” Walt Kafader, ’56 Braves. Thank you, Pat Smith. It was a great read. …. I have been a member of the Rotary Club of Red Bluff for 37 years. For the past couple of decades one of my responsibilities has been to serve on the Scholarship Committee. Over those 20-plus years the Red Bluff Rotary Club has awarded academic scholarships to in excess of 250 graduating high school seniors from Red Bluff, Los Molinos, Mercy and Salisbury high schools. We are able to award so many scholarships primarily because of our relationship with the community-minded Red Bluff Round-Up Association. For the past quarter century the good folks in charge of the Round-Up has awarded our club with the beer sales contract, we fund our scholarship program from the funds received from those sales. On behalf of the Rotary Club of Red Bluff, as well as our friends at the Red Bluff Round-Up, I am pleased to announce the 15 graduating seniors who are each receiving a $1,000 scholarship this year: (Red Bluff High School) Garrett Gould, Haley Maenneche, Rylie Vise, Cullen Gambetta, Karli Rodriguez, Sydney Sinclair, Kailee Bowling, Alan Strole, Nathan Penner, Tanner Darst, James Harris, Tanner Gantenbein, (LMHS) Juan Carlos Salazar, (Mercy) Aubrey Bell and (Salisbury) Grace Starr. Congratulations to you all. …. Just a friendly reminder to all of you planning to attend the Tom Amundson Welcome Home benefit concert at the historic State Theatre on August 3. Tickets are going fast, so get yours now by sitting down at your computer or fancy phone and logging on to Ticketleap.com for instructions on who to reserve your seat at this important and fun community event. Bill Cornelius is a life long resident of Red Bluff, a retired Chief Probation Officer, a champion of the State Theatre and an exceptional athlete. He can be reached at bill.cornelius@sbcglobal.net. 
21 May 19
AC 2nd

What can you do with a History major? Just read about our four alumni who have featured in Bethel media stories this month: • A social worker at the International Institute of St. Louis, Lauren Peffley ’09 was profiled at Bethel’s website last week. Here’s how the story explains the connection between her undergraduate major […]

21 May 19

The idea for Memorial Day stemmed from one of the most trying times in the history of the United States. During the Civil War so many lives were lost that the U.S. had to create the first national cemeteries. By the 1860s some towns and cities had established traditions of decorating graves in the springtime.

21 May 19
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20 May 19
Charlie Bayley - Media Rich Essay on Inglourious Basterds (2009)

I intend to argue that there is premise for the existence of carnivalesque and hyperreality within Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009). Inglourious Basterds can be considered cross-platform because it is accessible through multiple digital platforms, those being: Television, Amazon Prime Video, DVD, Screenplay Book, etc. My argument will address the historical inaccuracies present throughout the […]

20 May 19
Burly's Baseball Musings

Bryce Harper hit a home run for the second consecutive game on Sunday, but he’s batting .235 and he’s on pace for 218 strikeouts this year.  He’s a better player than this, but he seems to have convinced himself that singles have no value in today’s game. Harper hit .330 in 2015 and .319 in […]

20 May 19
Christy’s Corner

Bill Dodson was my dad. He died in 2008 at the age of 94. He was born in the Vanduser, Missouri area and his dad was a sharecropper and his mom was a homemaker. They had a whole bunch of kids, several who didn’t survive childhood. He lived most of his adult life in Blodgett. […]

19 May 19
RICHLAND ROOTS by Luke J. Letlow

What began as basic research into the name of a little known community in Richland Parish, Louisiana, led to the discovery of a man whose life story demonstrated great success; but ended shockingly different than I might ever have imagined. It is a story of much more than a place name, and one that I hope will now be around for a long time.