w/ Jim Field
ERNA J. LANGE, 99, of Elk Horn, died Tue., April 2nd, at the Cass County Memorial Hospital, in Atlantic. Funeral services for ERNA LANGE will be held 11-a.m. Mon., April 8th, at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.
Visitation will be held at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church on Monday (April 8th), one-hour prior to the service (10am-to 11am).
Burial will be in the Jacksonville Cemetery at Jacksonville.
ERNA LANGE is survived by:
Her step-son: Gail (Annabelle) Lange, of Atlantic.
6 step-grandchildren, 15 step great-grandchildren, and 20 step great-great grandchildren.
Jim Field speaks with Bob Everhart about an upcoming fundraiser show “Spring Fest” for the OakTree Opry in Anita on April 19-21.
Iowa Congressman Steve King has announced that he will be honoring Sioux City resident and Vietnam War Veteran Richard Plueger with medals he did not formally receive for his service. The ceremony will take place 4-p.m. Thursday, at Congressman King’s office in Sioux City.
Plueger is set to receive: The National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service stars; A Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 Device; Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross with Palm and Frame), and a Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon.
Richard Plueger joined the Navy in 1966, at the age of 17. Seven months later he was enrolled in Engineman Class A school to learn his field which transitioned him to be stationed in Vietnam until October 1967. He spent most of his time in Dong Ha, Vietnam where he ran supplies on a four man craft called “Mike 8.” He was responsible for hauling ammo, tanks , M-tracks and jet fuel for the Air Force Base. During his time in Vietnam, Plueger survived many fire fights along the Cu Viet River, which was the dividing line between North and South Vietnam.
He was then transferred to the USS Shadwell in Norfolk, VA where he worked on two cruises that took him to Puerto Rico, Turkey, Spain, Italy and Greece. During one of the “night maneuvers” at sea, his ship was hit by another ship leaving them stranded for three days and then towed to Malta for three months of ship repairs. However, the ship was decommissioned in October 1969 and Plueger was released to inactive duty.
Rebekah Topham 3000, 400, 400 hurdles
Larissa Backhaus 200
1600 medley relay
In the field events Tiffany Williams finished 5th with a jump of 4’6”. Our distance races came out strong again, with a 3rd place finish from Savannah Sorensen in the 3000 in a time of 12.29 and a 5th place finish from Justice Parker in 13.14. The 4×8 team of Siggins, Schmitt, Steffens, and Williams dropped over 15 seconds from their time at the indoor meet running 11.12 for a 4th place finish. The shuttle hurdle team of Mackenzie Holmes, Brandi Smith, Aly Siggins, and Laeni Pelzer finished 6th in 1.20. Holmes also competed in the 100m finishing 6th in 13.68. The distance medley team of Johnk, Pelzer, Erin Shannon, and Hanna King finished 6th in 5.14. In the 400m, Aly Siggins dropped her time from the previous meet by two seconds finishing 3rd in 1.07.40. Holmes and Smith ran the 100m hurdles, with Holmes finishing 6th in 17.72 and Smith finishing at 19.50. Williams came out strong in the 800m dropping her time again to 2.34.96 finishing 3rd, with Parker coming in at 3.01.59. Williams also was strong in the 1500m with a run of 5.14.90, placing her 2nd overall, and Sorensen ran a 6.07 in the race. The 4×1 team of Pelzer, Holmes, Smith, and Johnk finished 5th with a time of 57.15, and the 4×4 team of Schmitt, King, Steffens, and Pelzer finished in 5.14.
1. Glenwood 149
2. Harlan 84
3. St Albert 78.5
4. CB Abraham Lincoln 63
5. Lewis Central 47
6. CB Thomas Jefferson 44.5
7. Creston 44
8. Red Oak 18
9. Atlantic 16
10. Clarinda 14
Atlantic scoring includes Jake Dvorak (6th) in the 100m (12.06), Jake Auerbach (3rd) in 400m hurdles (59.14), Alec Hayes (5th) in High Jump (5-08), Jake Auerbach (6th) in High Jump (5-08), and Kray Lukehart (3rd) in long Jump (20-07.5)