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Lamppa jersey retired

The jersey number of the late Lon Lamppa was retired during a ceremony at the  American Legion Memorial Field in Soudan on Wednesday, June 21.   Lamppa, who passed away last year and was a longtime physical therapist at Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital, was a former baseball coach in the Tower-Soudan Little League, Babbitt-Embarrass-Soudan-Tower High School program, and in summer Babe Ruth, VFW and American Legion leagues. Pictured after the ceremony are sons Davis Lamppa, Josh Lamppa, wife Ann Lamppa and son Justin Lamppa. Photo by Tom Coombe

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