Jay Bagenstoss

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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