Bill Rea, a medic, landed with his platoon at Easy Red on Omaha Beach on D-Day plus-one.
Rea, a retired teacher and former Orchard City trustee, was drafted into the Army at age 19.
Delta's Panthers have made their way to this year's quarterfinal round of Class 3A prep football playoffs. Delta (#3) crushed number seven Harrison, 47-7, in opening-round play and will host The Classical Academy this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Panther Stadium.
Delta, 10-1, hosted third-seeded TCA earlier this season (first scheduled game) and claimed a hard-fought 38-35 decision.
Veterans were honored at an assembly hosted by Delta Middle School on Nov. 11. Honored military included Randy Charlesworth, U.S. Air Force; Jerry Harding, a combined 26 years with the Marines and Army; Mike Stahly, a 20-year Army veteran; Louis Webb, U.S. Air Force; Noah McCulley, U.S. Air Force; Patrick Wear, U.S. Army; and David Rowland, 22 years, U.S. Air Force.
Becoming part of a small community means connecting with people.
There is no surer way for someone to know they're making a positive difference and connecting with the heart of a community than to find an avenue of service.
It was fitting that the Hotchkiss Community Chamber of Commerce held its Nov. 11 annual meeting at Memorial Hall. The nonprofit was named the chamber's Nonprofit of the Year.
Surface Creek Valley honored its veterans on Nov. 11. An assembly at Cedaredge High School was held to honor veterans and also student writers from the high school and middle school who entered and who won the patriotic essay contests sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
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