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Recordings Of People Who Built Hanford Available To Public

By Annette Cary KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — During World War II, Phil Gardner traveled more than 100,000 miles to recruit workers for the secret project at Hanford, having not the slightest idea what was being built there. He and other recruiters scattered across the nation would get Western Union telegrams at the start of the […]

Deep In Coal Country, Pondering Future Without It

By Allen G. Breed HARLAN, Ky. (AP) – The rest of the house is just waking as Scottie Sizemore plops down in a rocking chair on his front porch with a cup of coffee. The sun has yet to crest the ridge above, where mist clings like clouds that couldn’t quite make it over. Sizemore […]

Model Railroad Group Shares Passion For Trains

By Whitney Riggs SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) – Two brothers from Seymour shouted and pointed when they caught a glimpse of multiple model trains revolving around tracks at Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday afternoon. “Look at that train!” 5-year-old Rylan Adair said to his 3-year-old brother, Corbin. The boys, just tall enough to peer over […]

Man Focuses On ’57 Chevy Project, Not Illness

By Cliff Radel RICE, Minn. (AP) – You can tell the anecdotes have been passed from parent to child, told and retold again. They have the ring of family stories that have become folktales. Al Medeck, his wife, Patty, and daughter Enid Archer look to each other for details and dates. They’re discussing the `57 […]

Lost WWII Medals Returned To Ohio Soldier’s Family

By Cliff Radel CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) – Nobody knows exactly how the soldier’s medals landed in a dumpster way on the other side of town. But everyone agrees Shawn Harvey did the right thing by dumpster-diving for them in Amelia. Completing his good deed, he recently reunited the medals, still carefully preserved in their original […]