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The State Journal and Register, Springfield, IL, 8/20/81

Sunday, November 1, 1981

Thelma Kouba, 85, suffering from shock, had to be removed from her home by ambulance, after a neighbor's pet bear tried to break into her Garwin, Iowa, home. The result was kept from being worse by her son George, who shot the bear twice, slowing it down enough for a game warden to deliver the coup de grace.

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