1959: District FFA Officers

Officers for the southwest Minnesota FFA district in 1959 were Dick Amendt of Lakefield, Bob Weidauer of Marshall, Rolland Johnson of Tyler, Stafford Grams of Windom, Bob Saxon of Worthington and Gerald Swanson of Sioux Valley. Their advisor was Robert Hill of Tyler. The fact that they’re all boys prompted me to look up FFA…
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1934: Dead Guy Was Only Dead Drunk

This is a scary story. Did the guy have the DTs or something? I haven’t been around a lot of extremely intoxicated people (though I did go to college), so I don’t know. Is it normal for someone drunk to be cold, tense and have fixed eyes? Next post at noon.

1959: Avoca Is Full Of Good Neighbors

Twenty-seven people helped out two Avoca farmers in 1959. One of the farmers, Leland Holmberg, had had his barn and machinery destroyed by fire, and had himself been injured in the fire. The 27 good neighbors disced, plowed, and dragged 65 acres, cleaned up the fire debris and then, not satisfied, headed to Armond Nelson’s…
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