Aymer Nelson

By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com A horrific fire at Cedar Lake, three miles west of Upsala, killed four people Thursday, May 13, 1948. But as sometimes happens, positive things came from heartbreaking tragedy. Ben and Emie Hippe, their three children — 21-year-old Navy veteran Donald, 18-year-old Dolores and 16-year-old Delbert — and two hired [...]

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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com As Veterans Day is celebrated Nov. 11, the nation reflects on the service of veterans of many wars and expresses gratitude for their sacrifices. Aymer Nelson, World War II veteran of D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, looks back this year not only on his wartime experiences but [...]

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