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Photo: VFW presentation

Jim Ruotsala, left, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Taku Post 5559 in Juneau, presents a certificate of appreciation to Rear Adm...
Veteran, well-known aviator Ruotsala dies

Longtime Juneau resident Jim Ruotsala died Sunday night at Bartlett Regional Hospital after complications related to diabetes. He was 73. A veteran of the Korean and...
The golden years of SE aviation

Juneau author and aviation historian Jim Ruotsala calls the tail end of the Great Depression and World War II the golden years for aviation in Southeast Alaska. Ruotsala has written...
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...and retired lieutenant colonel Jim Ruotsala in February. Army Garrison Juneau...and retired lieutenant colonel Jim Ruotsala in February. Army Garrison Juneau...and retired lieutenant colonel Jim Ruotsala in February. Army Garrison Juneau...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Author wins award for aviation work Denali Award catches Juneau's Jim Ruotsala by surprise By JOAN PARDES THE JUNEAU EMPIRE For decades, Jim Routsala's passion for aviation and history has fueled his writing...

...State Library photo of Lloyd "Kinky" Bayers in Wednesday's Neighbors page should have noted it came courtesy of Jim Ruotsala. An article about seniors and the longevity bonus in Thursday's Empire should have noted Juneau Senior Center lunches...
Thank you . . .

...included 16 speakers and a jitterbug demonstration. Thanks to speakers Judge Tom Stewart, Ike Cropley, Dean Williams, Jim Ruotsala, Nora Dauenhauer, Bill Dapcevich, John Dapcevich, Dick Garrison, Fumi Matsaumoto (speaking about her father...
American Legion hosts ceremony to honor vets

...for their country during a ceremony at 11 a.m. today at the National Guard Armory. American Legion Post Commander Jim Ruotsala will emcee this year's event. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Taku Post 5559 in Juneau alternate...
Librarians host writer's tea, Whalen Turner

...Ferrell, Scott Foster, Jim Fowler, Susi Gregg-Fowler, June Hall, Andrew Hope, Ishmael Hope, Wallace Olsen, Jim Ruotsala, Bridget Smith, Marylou Spartz, Robin Walz, Dee Williams and Cathy Connor. Writers will sign books and new copies...
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Juneau remembers those who served

...Memorial Park. She was one of about 60 people who attended the service, which consisted of a short talk by post commander Jim Ruotsala, a prayer and the ceremonial placement of wreaths on the cemetery lawn while a bugler played "Taps." Ruotsala asked...


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