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    A sign of greatness

    The 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Moon landing on July 20 was a reminder to Robert Wilson that he will be forever memorialized 238,900 miles away on the Moon’s surface.A representation of a plaque signed by NASA engineers and staff was left on the moon in the Lunar Module during the Apollo 12 mission, launched November 14, 1969, four months after the famous Apollo 11 landing. Commander Charles Conrad, Lunar Module Pilot Alan L.   Read More...

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    Art teacher’s students learn to appreciate art - and each other

    Over the past seven years, students in Carol Rondinelli’s art class at Aberdeen Village have gained much more than painting and drawing skills.Through creating and competing together, they have gotten to know and respect each other, built strong friendships and discovered that they’re all artists at heart.It all started with Carol contacting Aberdeen Village in 2012 to ask for a job. She had spent nearly four decades honing her art skills and studying under accomplished artists, but ...  Read More...

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    A Night to Remember

    Musical reminds Aberdeen resident of the last time she saw Buddy HollyIt was February 3, 1959 - the day the music died.It’s a day that is forever imprinted on Berniece Egger’s mind and memories of it came flooding back recently during a show at the New Theater Restaurant in Overland Park.On that day, Eggers, now an 86-year-old Aberdeen Village resident, was attending a big dance in Clear Lake, Iowa, with her husband, her sister and her sister’s husband. The couples often travel...  Read More...

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    Two men share personal stories of learning about significant national events

    Some moments are so impactful they leave an indelible mark on a nation’s memory. Events can be so shocking, horrific or even glorious, that a person will never forget exactly what they were doing the moment they heard.Here are stories from two men who will forever have a vivid memory of where they were and what they were doing when World War II began and ended, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy.Twelve-year-old Ed Weger was playing on the front porch with his brother on December 7, 1...  Read More...

  • Residents reflect on influential women

    History and modern times have no shortage of wonderful women whom we can look up to, so when we asked residents Donna Ashlock and Mary Johnson to name their favorite, it was a bit difficult. There are just so many to choose from! They did give us an answer, though:Donna Ashlock: “I really admire Eleanor Roosevelt.   Read More...