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Russell Anderson views his enlistment photo as he reminisces about his time in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Louisa World War II veteran shares his Army experiences

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

Ninety-five-year-old Russell Anderson of Louisa credits a double hernia caused by lifting a 100-pound bag of potatoes with saving his life. Anderson served in the United States Army during World War II feeding the troops, first as a cook and later as an accomplished baker. Before his scheduled surgery to repair the hernias,  Anderson’s entire company was sent to the Battle of the Bulge, where he said three-quarters of his

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  • This Cuckoo home is about family

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Cuckoo Place, a historic landmark, has returned to its previous grandeur after a two-year restoration.

    Dr. Jane Pendleton Wootton recalled she was shocked, but also appreciatively overwhelmed by the support of others as she first viewed her ancestral home three years ago on the afternoon of August 23. Cuckoo Place had been severely damaged by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake since the epicenter was less than five miles south. Both Dr. Jane, as she is known by friends in the community, and her husband Dr. Percy

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  • Farewell to Louisa’s chief

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Fire Chief Franklin “Perk” Perkins was laid to rest on Aug. 15.

    An outpouring of community members paid their last respects on Friday, Aug. 15, to a man who was an icon in Louisa County and a mentor and friend to many. Robert Franklin “Perk” Perkins Jr., 89, died on Tuesday, Aug. 12, and was laid to rest at Hillcrest Cemetery after a memorial service at the Louisa Volunteer Fire Station. Perkins had battled lung cancer since May of 2013. He was

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  • Mineral girl places in coop’s youth art contest

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Lexi Vonetes holds the July issue of Cooperative Living where her artwork is shown as the third place winner in the second grade class of the 2014 Youth Art contest held each year by Rappahannock Electric.

    Eight-year-old Lexi Vonetes of Mineral recently won third place in the second grade division of the 12th annual 2014 Youth Art contest sponsored by Cooperative Living magazine published by Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. In the magazine’s July issue, Lexi’s artwork was among the top 18 works of art displayed. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade across Virginia were invited to submit their artwork illustrating the theme “Here’s How I Help Other

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  • Secrets of finding treasure in others’ trash

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Tripp Walton’s favorite pastime is bidding at storage unit auctions.  It’s tough work, but Walton has found quite the treasure trove from other people’s forgotten castoffs, such as this cabinet.

      Christmas doesn’t just happen once a year for Bumpass native Tripp Walton, it happens almost every month. And the presents he gets can’t fit under a tree. Heck, they could barely fit into a room. That’s because for the past three years, Walton has delved into the world of storage unit auctions, where bidders gather for the public sale of units that have gone unclaimed for extended periods of

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  • Home saved by an astute Louisa deputy

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Neal and Irene Hart were all smiles when Pultz visited them at their house on Friday, Aug. 8.

    Sitting at the dinner table of their home near Lake Anna on Friday, Aug. 8, Neal and Irene Hart are all smiles. They know that, had it not been for the man sitting across from them, Deputy Sheriff J.W. Pultz of the Louisa County Sherriff’s Office, their home of 12 years likely wouldn’t still be standing. In fact, they might not be either. That’s because during the afternoon of Saturday,

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  • Louisa guitar shop becomes a popular hangout

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Banjo player Mike Nickle and his wife, Diane, are two of nearly a dozen musicians who show up every Thursday night to play bluegrass at Cars, Guitars and More.

    The music never stops on Thursday nights at Cars, Guitars and More, a quaint little music shop along Davis Highway in Louisa. Rustic bluegrass staples such as “I’ll Fly Away” and “Black Eyed Susie” resound, with the end of one song’s note leading into the beginning of another. The musical display is the definition of a team effort. Need a capo for your guitar? One of the dozen musicians surely

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