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February 14, 2014
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Korea publishes tribute to American GIs

Korea War era veteran Harold Jones came by with a copy of “Korea Reborn: A Grateful National Honors War Veterans for 60 Years of Growth.”

The book was published by the Republic of Korea and gives a credible history of the war along with nice photos. They’re not for sale, but are worth taking a look at if you get the chance.

Harold is a member of the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 305, which is one of only two chapters, both in Northern Nevada.

The group meets 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month at Grandma Hattie’s Family Restaurant in Carson City.

Harold said he found three additional names for the Korean War Memorial at Riverview Park in Carson City in addition to the 34 who are already listed.

He said it’s getting tougher to get people out to the meetings as they get older.

An 18-year-old drafted in 1952 would be 78 today.

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It has been a while since Gold Star Mom Sally Wiley came by the paper with a copy of a proclamation signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval declaring 2014 the year of the veteran in Nevada.

Sally’s a Winnemucca native who has lived in Gardnerville since 2001. She is the general public representative on the Nevada Department of Veterans Services commission.

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Advertising representative Shannon Burns’ last day at The Record-Courier was Wednesday. She’s going to work over on the other side of the Pine Nuts for the Mason Valley News.

Shannon came to work for The R-C after a stint as general manager of the Lahontan Valley News in Fallon. Her new gig is going to be a little bit closer to that.

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Someone has sent me two copies of a letter to the editor regarding the lawsuit filed by would-be bed and breakfast owner Marie Soucie.

Thanks for the tip, I looked up the case and reported on its contents.

But since you didn’t include your name, we won’t run the letter.

I’m not saying I’d publish the letter if you did include your name, just that it’s the minimum requirement for me to consider a letter.

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One gentleman jibed that we should hire people out of grade school to put together the newspaper, another suggested that perhaps we’d come up with a new contraction for cost and close, Still a third just asked the question, “What’s a clost?”

There is nothing worse than having a big error on the front page in a banner story, which is what we had on Wednesday. It’s not just embarrassing for us, but for those folks who support the paper. And because it’s a weekly, it stares back at you for days.

To be clear, I made the error while I was adjusting (others might call it tweaking) the headline at the last minute.

I can’t claim deadline pressure or lack of support, because we were done early. It’s a reminder for me to pay attention to what I’m doing, and to follow procedure. Anyone can make a mistake. The goal is to make sure someone catches it before it gets out into the world.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at or 782-5121, ext. 215.

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