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Local news briefs- Sept. 8

Bataan veteran, Pine River native dies

James H. Bogart, a Bataan Death March veteran and a native of Pine River, died last month in Washington.

 The Tri-City Herald of Kennewick, Wash., reported that Bogart joined the Minnesota National Guard in 1940, was a staff sergeant with the 194th Tank Battalion and was deployed to the Philippines. 

He was born Dec. 16, 1920, in Pine River and moved to Kennewick in 1950. He was a union carpenter and retired in 1982.

The newspaper reported Bogart was one of 700 American prisoners of war who survived being imprisoned at Camp Mukden in Manchuria for three years.  He was liberated and returned to the U.S. in 1945.

Cravaack mobile offices set for

Pierz, Onamia, Bay Lake on Friday

Rep. Chip Cravaack’s staff will conduct mobile offices at three Brainerd area locations on Friday. The first-term Republican’s staff members will conduct office hours from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Pierz City Hall, 101 Main St.; from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at Onamia City Hall, 621 Main St.; and from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Bay Lake Town Hall, 13861 County Road 10.

Crow Wing County Farm

Bureau elects officers, board

The Crow Wing County Farm Bureau elected officers and board members at its annual meeting on Aug. 29. 

Officers elected include Rosanne Caughey, president; Richard Leino, vice president; Mary Reetz, secretary; and Megan Fleischhacker, treasurer. Others elected to the board of directors include James Wehseler, Dwight Thiesse, and Gary Doucette.

The Farm Bureau works to promote farm safety, educate the public about agriculture, and develops farm policy.  The next monthly meeting will be held Sept. 27 at the Lakes Area Senior Activities Center.