In the Midst
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Article from the Cokato Historical Society's newsletter In the Midst Of, Spring, 1995, Vol. 15 No. 2.
Marilyn Eastlund, Annamae Ryti, Alice Ekstrand, and Leora "Tory" Easton typing The Cokato Bugle.
For Cokato men and women who were off serving their country during World War II,
receiving news from home was a pleasure that brightened many dark days. The Cokato Bugle, a newsletter published by the Usher's Club of the Cokato Lutheran Church, provided that much-appreciated news. It was mailed to all the Cokato soldiers who were serving their country. Contributions from all the congregations in the Cokato area helped finance the Bugle's printing and mailing. Each edition included a spiritual message from Pastor Paul Andreen, along with news about life in Cokato.
The July 24, 1945, edition included the following item:
“Two years ago Gordy Bergstrom left the Corner Grocery for the Army-went
overseas, was wounded and later discharged, and when he helped out at
the store a short time ago our report is that he dated charge slips 1943!”