Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church Millerville MN

On June 4, 2017 Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church will celebrate 150 years of service to God. The Most Reverent Donald Kettler will offer Holy Mass at 9 A.M. followed with brunch.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hoplin-Nelson Hardware Co. Brandon MN 1953

 Donald (Bud) & Doris Hoplin built this store on Central Avenue in 1953

 Here Donald (Bud) & Doris are getting things set up for the Grand Opening.

Rita Smith is a clerk waiting to serve folks at the Grand Opening. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

7th Grade at Brandon School Dist # 207 in 1957

Standing L-R:  Al Schecker, Judy Strom, John Smith, Ben Ledermann, Pat Kelly, Dennis Brozek, Darold McMahan

Seated L-R: Mike Toft, Dolores Lund, Jerry Peterson, John Lund, Vernon Arndt, Laurel Jacobson, Eugene Schecker, Evelyn Betterman, Clarence Otto

Photo Courtesy of Judy (Strom) Klein

Friday, February 24, 2017

Grandma Patty & Lenny Retiring March 1, 2017




Grandma Patty and Lenny Taylor will be retiring from the restaurant business on March 1, 2017.  They will be greatly missed.  They have done a terrific job of up-grading and maintaining our home town cafe.  It has been a social gathering place for over 100 year.  The cafe was built in 1898 by O.L. Stenberg.  This cafe is the oldest original Brandon business building remaining.  It has stood the test of time.   Over the years there have been many owners and operators.  The list included was taken from an owners abstract. 


















Monday, February 20, 2017

Local Gals Working in Alexandria 1955 Softball Team

Back:    Jean Webskowski, Irene Carlquist, Lorraine Heffernen, Marlys Carlson, 

               Louise Jesh, Violet Johnson, Pat Whiting


Front:   Evelyn Webskowski, Edith Webskowski, Phyllis Webskowski,                 

              Ginny Mentele, Joyce Pladson, Joan Korkowski

They won all of their games that year.  The next year none of the other teams wanted to play.


Photo Courtesy Ginny ( Mentele ) Korkowski

Friday, February 3, 2017

February 2, 2017 West Douglas County Record

http://www.gctel.com/images/record/recordfeb2.pdf

Photos taken by Brandon Photographer A.M. Thompson

Photos taken in the A.M. Thompson ground floor studio.
Wonder where that studio might have been.


  Wonder who these little folks are in this photo.

Wonder what year this might have been.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Millerville Creamery

Millerville Creamery.  I wonder what year this might have been?  The photo is signed Nelson and Olson. Could there have been a photographer in Millerville?  

This photo is courtesy of Dennis Revering.


December 29, 2016 West Douglas County Record

http://www.gctel.com/images/record/recorddec29.pdf