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. 




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.



 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Martin Pischke Orchestra


Can you help to identify the orchestra members?

 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Athmann Boys Band


   Does anyone know who the drummer is?

Photo Courtesy Pat Roers

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Kings of Swing Band


 Courtesy of Pat Roers

Sunday, June 13, 2021

St. Mary's Catholic School in Millerville

St. Mary's Catholic School was built in Millerville in 1913

School Photo in 1927

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The Ancient Jacob Sheep

Our local Charles Francis and his wife Kim Esala Francis
 were featured in the 
 June 4, 2021 edition of the Country Acres. 










 

Friday, June 4, 2021

The Center Piece Summer 2021