Sunday, August 27, 2023

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Congratulations Ruth Plaster

 Photo courtesy August 24 Record.

Monday, August 21, 2023

Brandon High School Class of 1967 56th Class Reunion

August 15, 2023 at the Leaf Valley Mercantile

Great picture of Bitzan and Roers cousins

 It would be great to know when and what the ocassion was. 

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Brandon High School Class of 1968 55th Reunion


Brandon High School Class of 1983 40th Reunion

 August 5th  at Burr Vineyard

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Brandon High School Class of 1992 30th Reunion

A year late. It took me this long to get the names. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Monday, August 14, 2023

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Saturday, August 12, 2023

John & Katherine Lorsung Family

 Does anyone know the occasion for this photo? Notice that several are wearing flowers. Does anyone know  where or when this photo was taken?

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Friday, August 4, 2023

Stop in at the Brandon Histoy Center


Thursday, August 3, 2023

Correction of the past two posts.

First school in Brandon 209 Central Avenue South

Students in back of this school.  No names are available.

New school built at 206 3rd Street West 

 Students  in the back of the new school.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Brandon School District # 31 History

The first school in Brandon was located on Hwy # 7 between Hwy #82 and Chippewa Church,  209 Central Avenue South. The deed for 120 acres to the school was signed by President Buchanan before the time of Lincolin.  At the turn of the century it was sold to the Norwegian Evangelical Church of Moe. Rev. R.O. Juul was the pastor.  O.F. Olson was the next brief owner of the property.

At this time a new school was built in Brandon at 206 3rd Street West.  This is the same location of our present Brandon/Evansville school.  O.F. Olson donated the land to build this school. 

The old school was sold to L.H. Swingen who used it as a home and a blacksmith shop.  He remodeled it and lowered the roof by building the new square roof inside the original roof.

Jacob and Hortulana Goering purchased the property in about 1930.  They did more remodeling by adding the front porch and taking out some of the school windows. 

In the years ahead Jacob and Hortulana raised eleven children in this home.  I was the second to the youngest.  I lived  there for over twenty years.

In 1984 the home was sold to Mark and Anita Roers.  In 1996 the home was destroyed by fire.