Friday, September 10, 2021

9/11 Attacks -- Father Jeff Ethen has local Millerville family connections.

Colleen Courrier Ethen was Father Jeff's mother

Cyrilla Courrier Bitzan was Father Jeff's grandmother

Father Jeff has many local Courrier and Bitzan relatives in the Millerville area. 


This article is courtesy the Sr. Perspective September 2021

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Visitors at the Brandon History Center over Summerfest

Relatives of Lucille Holmgren Modig Biernat, brought two of her dolls to the Brandon History Center during the Summerfest.

Susan Modig Johnson, Pamela Modig Donley and Lois Schense Modig

Lucille Holmgren was the daughter of Albert and Louise Holmgren.  Albert was on the Brandon Fire Department from Jan.1, 1905 until April 1, 1952 which was 47 years of service to the Brandon Community.  Albert was a partner in the Christenson-Holmgren General Store that was located where the present Brandon Post Office is located.  Louise Holmgren was a sister to Henry Christenson and an aunt to Elda Sletto.

Christenson-Holmgren General Store

Monday, August 9, 2021

Visitors at the Brandon History Center over Summerfest

John Engel, son of Delphin Engel, and Avery Larson, great grandson of Delphin Engel, came to the Brandon History Center to get a photo taken with           Delphin's US Navy Uniform. 


Sunday, August 8, 2021

Visitors at the Brandon History Center over Summerfest

Delmar DeBilzen graduated from Brandon High School in 1952

Delmar visited the Brandon History Center along with his wife 
Dorothy Wetsch DeBilzen and her sister Elaine Wetsch.

Delmar's parents, Melvin and Mary DeBilzen,  were owners and

operators of the Diner. One on their specialties was turtle. 


The Diner was a popular resturant and bar in Brandon for many years. 

The Dorothy and Elaine Wetsch family operated the Cafe in Brandon in

 1953 - 1954.  It is presently KC's Cafe. 

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Steve Nelson going through the ice on Big Chippewa Lake January 1988

Courtesy Lake Region Press January 29, 1988


Monday, June 28, 2021

Class Reunion Photos

This is the time of year when there are many class reunions planned. If your class is planning a reunion please remember to take a group photo.  In years from  now these photos will become PRICELESS.