August 10, 2018 at 11:18 a.m.
Joking aside, one of the biggest events in the county - the Almelund Threshing Show is upon us. It is one of my all-time favorite events that seems to get better each year. You would think with the decreasing numbers of farms and farmers, the show would likely dwindle as well. Not true. In fact, the show has grown in popularity over the years. So much that parking has become sparse due to so many attendees. Don’t get me worng, you will find a parking spot, you just may have to walk a bit farther than in the past. Either way, the show is great, the people who attend are great and everyone has a great time guaranteed.
We have a giant spread on pages 10 and 11 detailing all of the events you take part in during the show. If you have never been to the show, try it. If you have young children and have never been to the show, try it for sure - they will love all of the big colorful tractors. Remember, there is a tractor parade everyday at 1 pm that travels throughout the grounds, so find a nice spot to sit and enjoy. We will see you there!
One of the worst things when writing this column is to write about friends who have passed away. This week is really bad. We lost two friends in the same week.
Bud Nelson, who is the husband of our food columnist Alice Nelson, passed away on Friday. Bud was one of a kind, he was hilarious, had amazing stories and fancied himself as a professional horseshoe thrower and then, a beanbags professional.
Obviously I am teasing about being a professional, but he was a professional at being a wonderful father and an even better husband. Bud loved his children so much and it showed when he spoke about them. He loved Alice even more. The two were inseperable and had such a great time together. Our community lost yet another good one.
Sadly the Press is saying goodbye to another friend and past employee.
Jamie Novak, who many of you have probaly seen on the television news as a fire investigator in the cities, passed away late last week.
Jamie worked as a photographer for the Press for years. Nobody had better equipment than Jamie. He was such a nice guy. He took sports pictures for us while his kids were in school. Jamie will be missed.