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It’s a bountiful life: Ho-ho-ho to healthy eating

November/December 2017 California Bountiful magazine  Interview by Jolaine Collins Photos by Zeena Gregg Santas Richard Eckland and Bill Swank collaborate with farmers at the Vista Farmers Market in San Diego County to encourage healthy eating and offer produce samples. Photo: … Continue reading

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1909 Abilene High School nine was loaded with talent

By Bill Swank   As the Boston Red Sox play the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series, how many old-timers remember the Abilene Red Sox? Abilene has had two professional teams: the 1909 Red Sox and the 1910 … Continue reading

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A MAN AMONG BOYS: Ike played AHS football at age 20

Eisenhower at AHS. Left to right, top row: Ralph Lucier, Frank Madden, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Earl Briney, “Six” McDonald, Howard Funk. Second row: Orin Snider, coach Raymond Sare, Ames Rogers, G.N. Huffman and Prof. Down. Bottom row: Dean Achers, Charles … Continue reading

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Did Ike play pro before West Point?

By Diane Bell UT San Diego, 03:03p.m. Aug 29, 2013 This 1911 Junction City team photo appeared in the 1912 Reach American League Guide. In the top row, the third player from the left was identified as Affie Wilson and was … Continue reading

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Eisenhower baseball controversy is thrown out

    Baseball historian and author Bill Swank shows the team photo of the Junction City Soldiers and points to a player identified as Wilson, clearly not Dwight Eisenhower. (Photo by Ron Preston) By RON PRESTON Abilene Reflector-Chronicle News : … Continue reading

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Historian to probe Ike baseball controversy

Abilene– Historian Bill Swank will discuss the Eisenhower baseball controversy at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Visitors Center Auditorium on the campus of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Swank is a San Diego baseball historian and author of “Baseball … Continue reading

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2013 San Diego County Fair, Home & Hobby Results

Special Award Most Unique: Bill Swank, Santa’s Beard Trimmings Collections Other Than Listed (First Place): Bill Swank, Santa’s Beard Trimmings

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