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WWII monument planned for Kentucky county

Jul. 23, 2019 4:30 AM EDT

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Planning is underway for a monument in Ashland, Kentucky that that would list the names of all Boyd County residents who served in World War II. The Independent reports the Ashland Rotary Club is planning a 79-foot wall that would have 6,700 names laser-etched on it. Cheryl Spriggs is...

Michigan toy shop serving children in need seeks donations

Jun. 30, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

DEWITT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Volunteers at a pine-dust scented workshop housed in a former appliance store along Old U.S. 27 were busy sawing, sanding, painting and gluing. The workers call themselves "elves." Their creations that day were bright yellow ducks on wheels, tiny rocking horses for kids at...

120 whoopie pies are missing after fairground booth break-in

Jun. 10, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — Apparently hungry and thirsty vandals have trashed a fairgrounds booth in Maine, stealing 120 whoopie pies and drinking half a gallon of iced tea. John Youney, a director of the Skowhegan Lions Club, tells the Morning Sentinel that a refrigerator full of cookies was also emptied and...

Vandals strike historic Nevada youth camp that burned

May. 28, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Vandals have struck some of the remaining buildings at a summer youth camp in northeast Nevada that was severely damaged last fall by a raging wildfire. Volunteers working to restore Camp Lamoille in the Ruby Mountains southeast of Elko discovered the new damage over the weekend. Lions...

Anchorage public cemetery is running out of burial space

May. 28, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage public cemetery may run out of burial space within the next eight years, officials said. The 103-year-old Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery is filling at a high rate, The Anchorage Daily News reported Monday. The 22-acre (9-hectare) cemetery on the edge of downtown is...

Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future

May. 25, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

HOPE, Ark. (AP) — Over a lunch of hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes and green beans, Walter Hussman delivered his pitch to the dozen or so attendees of the Hope, Arkansas, Rotary Club meeting. He promised that if they keep paying their current rate of $36 a month for subscription to the Arkansas...