Before our snow disappears in the next few days – highs may reach the 50s by next week – I thought I’d take the chance to dig through the “winter” photo files in the News Tribune Attic and post some shots from the 1980s of people having fun – or at work – in the snow.
For any personal or professional anniversary of 80 years, a gift of hewn oak is traditionally given. For Mike and Ina DeSanto, whose relationship with Lakeside Lumber goes back 78 years, hickory will suffice.
“Probably about six years ago now, I ordered all hickory cabinet-grade lumber and he supplied that to me so I could build my own cabinets. He provides good quality materials. It’s a very, very nice resource to have here locally,” Gary Simonsen said.
During the Cold War, eight sites around the nation (and two in Canada) housed 48-foot, 16,000-pound anti-aircraft missiles. Thanks to one historian, these nuclear warheads will finally get their day in the sun.
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