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Moments From America’s History: Rights and Lives 

BY JEFF OLSON – Forty-five years ago this coming Monday, January 22, 1973, the “Roe v. Wade” Supreme Court decision was made. It essentially declared that a woman has a right to an abortion at any time during the entire time of her pregnancy, provided it was deemed medically necessary to preserve her health or life. This decision overturned all ...

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Moments From America’s History – Chuck and Glamorous Glennis

Charles Elwood was born in Myra, West Virginia on February 13, 1923 to farming parents, Albert Hal and Susie Mae. Most of his childhood and teenage years were spent in the town of Hamlin. He attended the Citizens Military Training Camp at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, Indiana during the summers of 1939 and 1940, and graduated from Hamlin High ...

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Moments from America’s History – Never Give Up!

BY JEFF OLSON – H.D. was born on September 9, 1890 in Henryville, Indiana. When he was six years old, his father passed away leaving him to cook and care for his siblings. In seventh grade he dropped out of school and left home to go work as a farmhand. While he was a bold young man with a strong ...

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Moments from America’s History – Reflections on Labor Day

BY JEFF OLSON – In 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a bill making Labor Day a national holiday. Ever since, it has symbolically served to remind us of the importance and place of labor in the lifeblood of our nation. While many of us will enjoy a day off from work, there are those for whom Labor Day is just ...

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Moments from America’s History – The Death of a King

BY JEFF OLSON – Notable events in American History are quite often remembered by those living at the time through recalling where we were and/or what we were doing when they occurred. For instance, my father remembered quite distinctly where he was when Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, and some of you may still remember where you were when President John ...

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