2015-10-15 / Life Currents

Todd County History Day was well attended

Reports on the museum and the Country School Project were among the agenda items at the Todd County Historical Society meeting Oct. 5 at the museum.

Museum manager De Eberle’s report included: o The museum would like to thank Rita Stracek for putting together a very successful History Day and Riverside Ladies Aid Quilt book. The day was made more special by the appearance of author LaVyrle Spencer, granddaughter of Bessie Adamek, who made one of the quilt blocks. The book can be purchased from Stracek or at the museum. o 319 people Googled our website in August. o Carol Schneider from Experience Works is wondering if we would like to train someone. They would be 55 or older and would need to work 18 hours a week.

Annette Skiftun’s Country School Project report included: o 33 packets have been given out, eight have been completed. o May have someone at the museum on a Monday or Tuesday to assist anyone in filling out the packets. o Will put an article in the Senior Echos.

We had 51 people on our Itasca trip.

Next year’s waff le breakfast will be the last Saturday in September.

Rita Stracek asked for ideas for next year’s History Day. Suggestions were churches or dance halls or barn dances.

Five trustees, the president and secretary are up for election in November.

A motion was made to have Rita Stracek write a grant for a security system. Motion was approved.

Charlie Reichert will do next month’s program and Annette Skiftun will bring lunch.

After the meeting adjourned, Alice Siegle brought a 1927 school newspaper, the Tekhema Review, originally belonging to Florence Determan Thompson. She talked about and also read some articles from the paper.

-Alice Siegle, Secretary

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