Army Veteran and Local Teacher Continue to Educate Others in Woodworking Classes

Orville “Ollie” Heitkamp decided to join the military following his college graduation from St. Thomas University in 1952. In January 1953, he volunteered for the United States Army. After completing basic training, he attended advanced training and became a radio operator. Ollie reported to Camp Stoneman in California and was assigned to duty overseas in Korea.

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Music Makes an Army Veteran Dance

Willard Bardon was only 18 years old when he was drafted into the United States Army. He attended basic training at Camp McCoy in Wisconsin focused on learning how to build bridges.

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Army Veteran Retires at Kingsway Retirement Living

Gordon “Gordy” Berge had one main reason for joining the United States Army: he couldn’t find another job. Following his enlistment, Gordy attended basic training in Kansas before he was transferred to Hawaii for more training in communications.

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Military Para-Jumper Learned a Lesson about Respect

Even though it’s been more than 50 years, Joe Hawkins still remembers his first jump as a member of the 11th Airborne Division, a United States Army airborne formation.

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Belle Plaine resident veterans soar the skies

The number of times Clarence Francis has climbed into a plane is unthinkable. As a former pilot and flight instructor, it was something he just did. However, the most recent time he climbed into plane was a little bit different.

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Hope residents compete in Special Olympics

Six Hope residents were among the 150 Special Olympics participants from southern Minnesota ready to compete on Sunday, May 6 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.

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Hope team member updates

Hope Residence recently promoted two team members. Kayla Trocke accepted a new role at Hope Residence as the Human Resources Director. She has been serving as the Program Manager/Designated Coordinator for 151 Hope Circle for the past four years.

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Life at Hope!

Hope Residence residents always stay busy doing a variety of different activities! 

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Honoring Hope volunteers

In observance of National Volunteer Recognition Week, Hope Residence volunteers were honored with a super-sized pizza during a luncheon held at KingsPath Senior Living

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Recognizing our volunteers

In observance of National Volunteer Recognition Week, Kingsway Retirement Living and The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine volunteers were honored with a super-sized pizza during a luncheon held at KingsPath Senior Living.

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