Sunday, June 28, 2015

Creamery to Apartments In Brandon 1973

The old creamery stood vacant for three years in hopes that a manufacturing firm would use it.  Instead Kay Larson and Connie McHenry are converting the structure into 11 apartments. In the remodeled building the front entrance has been moved to the south side of the building but the north side awning has been left intact.  The creamery was original built in 1929

Connie McHenry claims that she has mastered everything from hauling planks up ladders to painting all the nooks and crannies.  However, she still admits difficulties dumping a loaded wheelbarrow.

Both Connie McHenry and Kay Larson claim that they started with little knowledge of what the entire project involved but both had done extensive remodeling in their own homes.


Kay Larson's only free day away from the project is Wednesday when she and Connie leave their paintbrushes for a needlepoint class in Sauk Centre.

During the week you'll find Don McHenry serving as senior high principal but on the weekends he becomes his wife's chief painter.

The entire newspaper article can be seen at the Brandon History Center

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Lt. Colonel Kristi Roers

Lt. Colonel Kristi Roers was the speaker at the Memorial Day Program which was held at the Brandon High School on May 25, 2015.  Lt. Colonel Roers was introduced by Brandon American Legion Commander Lydon Sletto.  Kristi Bakken graduated from Brandon High School in 1980. Following high school her academic preparation and education was at Concordia College 1980-1982, Jamestown College 1982-1984, and graduated from Creighton College in 1986 receiving a Bachelor of Arts in nursing and a registered EMT.  She then spent eight years in the United States Air Force on active duty as a staff nurse and in a coronary care unit.  From 1993 to the present she has been a clinical nurse educator in the Air Force Reserve.  Lt. Colonel Kristi Roers retired from the Air Force Reserves in September of 2014 after 30 years of service.
A video of the Memorial Day Program including the entire speech given by Lt. Colonel Kristi Roers can be viewed at the Brandon History Center.