Friday, December 17, 2021

New Community Digital Sign Installed

New Community Digital Sign has been installed today.
It should be in operation sometime next week.




 

Friday, December 10, 2021

Brandon High School Class of 1928


 Johannah Klimek, Marian Larson, Gladys Larson, Swanhild Bye, Lucille Holmgren, Phillip Augdahl, Gordon Videen, Richard Botner, Ethel Evju, Helen Kelly, Osmer Miller, Mae Bolin, Cora Sanders, Luella Larson, Clifford Barsness, Superintendent H. Peterson

Photo Courtesy Eugene Stene

Monday, December 6, 2021

Brandon School District 82 Reunion in 1966

There are quite a few names that

 you may recognize.





 Clipping is courtesy of Eugene Stene

Friday, December 3, 2021

Christmas Coffee in Brandon



Today was the start of Brandon Christmas Coffee at the Brandon History Center.  A great time was had by all who attended.  Remember that on Monday Jan. 6th Coffee will be at Joe's Gas and Deli from 9:00AM -- 11:00 AM













 

Monday, November 29, 2021

Exciting News !


 

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Christmas Coffee, Cider and Goodies at the Brandon History Center


 The Brandon Christmas Coffee starts this week at the Brandon History Center. Come join us to welcome in the 2021 Christmas Season.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Brandon History Center Winter Newsletter





 

Thursday, November 11, 2021





 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Math and Midelina Stariha Cafe in 1941

This Cafe was located at 107 Central Ave. in Brandon. In 1941 when this photo was taken, it was owned by Math and Midelina Stariha. Pictured are Carl and Helen Klimek who were operators at this time.  Helen Thoennes marriee Carl Klimek on February 24, 1941.  They lived above the Cafe and worked there for six months. 

Photo is courtesy of Charles Klimek

Friday, October 22, 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021

Brandon High School Class of 1973

Celebrating their 40th Class Reunion



If you have a class reunion photo, please consider sharing it with the Brandon History Center.
 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Brandon High School Class of 1996



25th Class Reunion  was held August 8, 2021


 If you have a photo of your class reunion, 

please consider sharing it with the Brandon History Center

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Brandon High School Class of 1961


60th Class Reunion  was held August 8, 2021

 

If you have a class reunion photo, 

please consider sharing it with the Brandon History Center.

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.