Scott and Linda Burkitt felt something was missing – specifically a tribute to veterans – at their Dixon bar and last year decided to have a mural painted on one of the business’ doors to remind patrons of military members’ sacrifices.
Not every hero of the Vietnam War fired a shot, or even carried a gun. Morrison native son Steve Siefken is one such hero – although it took him years to realize that, and in many ways, it’s still sinking in.
As big-band music swells from speakers overhead, Erin Dietrich sits comfortably in a barber chair. It’s the same one she stands behind each day as she earns a living clipper-cutting those who walk through the door of her business, Patriot Barber Shop in downtown Oregon.
Andrew Root approaches his job as Sterling High School assistant athletic director the same way he’s approached everything else in his life: help out others, do what needs to be done, and don’t seek any notoriety.