The ninth annual Military Ball was held April 20 at the Fest Building in Spring Grove. There were 236 in attendance at the event hosted by the Houston County Council of the American Legion. Honored this year were the women of the military.

Those receiving a cased U.S. flag included: The oldest woman veteran, left, was Josephine Strube, 92 of Jackson, Minn., who served in the Army Nurse Corp during World War II;

In the center, Orville Treangen, 96 of Spring Grove, the oldest veteran in attendance. He was a PFC who served in the Army Infantry from 1941-1945; and

The youngest woman veteran was Teresa (Crossman) Ash, 47 of Minneapolis who served in the Army.

Watch next week's Herald for a complete write up on the event.