COURTESY PHOTO This 1944 photo shows Odis Wise and his wife Dorothy with their children. Front row from left are Syble and Wylie. Back row from left are Dan, Dorothy, Marvin, Odis and LaVern.

By David Lowe

Dispatch Record

For Kempner resident Dan Wise, the 75th anniversary of World War II’s Battle of the Bulge is not just a piece of history. It is personal.


A Lampasas man who suffered extensive burns in a residence fire Wednesday died Sunday as a result of his injuries, Fire Marshal Ronnie Withers said. Steven Ray Gant, 56, died

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Lampasas Volunteer Fire Department Chaplain Butch Hodges (back-center of photo) and Fire Marshal Ronnie Withers (in red, next to Hodges) supervise distribution of toys on Saturday. The fire department’s annual toy drive served 151 total families, 271 children and 32 infants.

A two-vehicle crash Saturday sent a Lampasas woman to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple with nonincapacitating injuries. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Lorenzo Arroyo Jr. of

BURN BAN AND FIREWORKS A countywide burn ban is in effect, prohibiting outdoor fires outside incorporated city limits. A violation of the burn ban is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable


Every December -- November for myself, or maybe October for others -- Americans pull Christmas trees out of the attic or basement, and trim them with lights and baubles. Or

The report from the Dec. 18 Lampasas Cattle Auction follows. Cattle and calves: Total cattle 643, compared to 443 last sale and 478 at this time last year. Compared to

The Dec. 19 market report from Mills County Commission Co. follows. Total receipts: 4,634. Previous week: 2,032. Trends: Light kids $10 higher. Slaughter kids $10 higher; slaughter nannies and replacement