Strawberry court 2008

This picture of the Strawberry Festival princesses ran in the Feb. 13, 2008 edition of the Lebanon Express. 

From 10 years ago, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008

2008 Strawberry Festival court

The 2008 Strawberry Festival princesses pose for their first photo on Feb. 9 prior to setting off on a day of shopping for their official wardrobe. From left to right they are: Hannah Patton, daughter of Ed and Debbie Patton and a student at East Linn Christian Academy; Kaitlyn Stone, daughter of John Stone and Bev Smethers and a student in the Social Systems Academy at LHS; Samantha Nervino, daughter of Greg and Pam Nervino and a student in the Information Systems Academy at LHS; Amanda Willis, daughter of Brian and Christie Willis and a student in the Information Systems Academy at LHS; and Megan Tucker, daughter of Larry Tucker and Kimberly De La Mora and a student in the System Academy at LHS. The court will make its first official appearance at the DSA banquet on Feb. 28.

From 25 years ago, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1993

Lebanon man sent to Somalia with USMC

As an American citizen, you can visit some foreign countries and be greeted with pageantry and fanfare from your host.

Marine Lance Cpl. Donald Griswold’s welcome to Somalia was a bit different; upon stepping off his Marine transport plane, he was greeted by a group of warlords standing in the hills with AK-47 assault rifles.

Griswold, a 1989 graduate of Lebanon Union High School, discussed his recent adventures while taking leave at his parent’s home in Lebanon.

From 50 years ago, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1968

Cole’s Last Ditch Shot Upsets Bulldogs 48-47

For the second time this year the Lebanon Warriors came from behind in the closing seconds to upend a top rated team. This time it was the Albany Bulldogs who were trapped with one second on the clock as Dean Cole swished through a 20 footer after Steve Burris set a screen to allow Cole to shake his defender.

From photo cutline: Dean Cole rides out of the gym on the shoulders of his teammates and well wishers last night after his winning basket with :01 left in the game. Cole tallied only two points for the Warriors, but they were the two that counted as they upset the Albany Bulldogs 48-47.

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