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WV loses another “Rosie the Riveter” | New

CHARLESTON – West Virginia has lost another of its rare “Rosie the Riveters”. Verla “Bobbie” Lamb, 98, died on Wednesday May 26 at her home in Elkins. Lamb worked for Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Company in Baltimore, Maryland as “Rosie the Riveter” doing sheet metal and riveting jobs during World …

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The regional report: Yawning deficit is a challenge for Aitkin schools

A deficit of $ 800,000 as we approach 2021-2022 The school year is just one of the challenges facing the Aitkin School District, which plans to seek voter approval for a tax on capital projects this fall, Aitkin Independent Age reported. Wednesday May 26. Declining enrollments and reductions in state …

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Letter from the Editor: The worst of times brings out the best in us

SUPPORT THIS INDEPENDENT JOURNALISMThe article you are about to read is from our journalists doing their important job of investigating, researching and writing their articles. We want to provide informative and inspiring stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism takes a lot of …

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WR Broc Thompson flock enters NCAA transfer portal | Sports

HUNTINGTON – Football Marshall lost its second wide receiver in two days to the NCAA transfer portal. Herd second-year wide receiver Broc Thompson announced his plans to transfer on social media on Friday. “After much thought, prayer, and consultation with my family, I announce with a heavy heart that I …

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County of Pike receives grant for industrial park | Business

The Pike County Tax Court, Kentucky, will receive a $ 1.9 million grant from the US Economic Development Administration to build water and sewage infrastructure in the Wolfpit Industrial Park, south of Pikeville. The grant will be matched with $ 467,303 from local funds and is expected to generate $ …

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We invite you to join a conversation – and listen to yourself

Amid political grudge and COVID dismay, we as a society have endured a lot of screaming over the past year and not enough listening. Good conversation is at least as much about listening as it is talking, and we at The Dispatch are among those who want to listen more. …

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Ohio lawmakers want to expel former Speaker of the House Larry Householder

For months, a House Republican and a House Democrat have been trying to strike a deal on when to present a resolution to deport. former president Larry Householder, who was arrested last year on federal bribery and racketeering charges. Those negotiations ended Tuesday afternoon when three Democrats announced their own …

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Lakes Jam 2021 is happening

Lakes Jam – an outdoor music festival that combines country and rock with top-notch camping – will last four days instead of three this year and take place June 23-26 at Brainerd International Raceway, north of Brainerd. “Coming back after being away last year almost created a nervous excitement because …

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AAA predicts increase in Memorial Day vacation travel news

HUNTINGTON – Rising gasoline prices won’t stop Ramona Smith from making her Memorial Day trip from South Charleston to Columbus, Ohio, to visit family. “I didn’t go last year due to the pandemic, but I’m ready to go this year,” she said. “I don’t like the high gas prices, but …

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