War veteran loved antiques

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Lt. Col. Gradon E. Mongar enjoyed a long career in the military, flying fighter jets and serving in World War II and Vietnam. But there was more to Mongar than fast planes and war experiences. Antiques also played a big role in his life. In fact, after retiring from the […]

Mongar, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gradon

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gradon E. Mongar, 80, of Albuquerque, died Friday, July 2, 2004, in Albuquerque. He was born Oct. 6, 1923, in Palisade, Neb. He was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force for 27 years. He flew P-47s in Germany during World War II and F-100s in Vietnam. His last assignment […]

CHS students learn history with hard work in museum project

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Clovis High School juniors Adam Carter, 16, center, and Kyle Johnson, 17, measure the ceiling for their advanced placement class project exhibit on Monday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich Clovis High School junior Gabriel Bryant backed his Ford F-150 pickup up to the school library front doors Monday afternoon with 1,000 pounds […]