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30 years ago
AU TRAIN — Dorothy Boone Low said goodbye to her 4-year-old son Ronnie more than 30 years ago in Casper, Wyo. Then she disappeared. The family has searched for her for years, and recently magnified its efforts. There’s an off chance–way off, depending on your faith in psychics–that she may be in Au Train. “We talked to a psychic and he says that’s where to look,” said Ron’s wife, Janice Lowe, during a telephone interview from the couple’s home in Anderson, S.C. “We do know that she was in Minnesota at one time” If Dorothy Lowe is living in Au Train, as the psychic suggested, she’s maintaining a very low profile. “Boy, I’ve asked different people and the name didn’t ring any bells,” said long-time resident Ann Clapp, 43, township clerk and owner of the A&L Grocery. Nonetheless, the prospect of a missing person hiding out in tiny Au Train is intriguing, she said. “We’re out in the middle of nowhere. There’s 400 people here–that’s on a good day,” Clapp said. “So many people here 30 years ago were in logging and then left. You know, I even checked my tax records. I never saw a Boone. There was one ‘Lowe,’ but it was spelled ‘Loewe.'” But, she said, “Nobody seems to recognize her at all. Still, it’s food for thought.”
60 years ago
K.I. SAWYER — Airman second class Terrence Moore, of the 36th Fighter Group Airmen’s Records Section, is K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base’s Airman of the Month for December. Personnel officer, 1st Lt. Samuel E. Terry, the recommending officer, commended Moore’s efficient job performance and what he considered his greatest attribute, “his willingness to work where he is most needed for the good of the organization.” The airman was born in Evanston, Ill., April 14th, 1939 and entered the Air Force in December 1956. An active sports participant, Moore was on the 56th Fighter Group softball team which won the district softball trophy and is currently a member of the base hockey team. For his selection, Moore was guest of the Escanaba Chamber of Commerce for a weekend and also received a check for $25.